Honey-lick chicken is a classic American dish.
It comes with a crispy skin, but the recipe is often adapted to add a little more crunch.
We’ve rounded up the best honey-based chicken recipes you can try.1.
Honey-Licked Beef With a Side of Rice and GravyIngredients:1/4 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 cup chopped onion1 teaspoon minced garlic1 teaspoon cayenne pepper2 cups grated carrots, cut into 1-inch cubes3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon dried thyme1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg2 tablespoons honey1/3 cup rice and gravy1/5 cup honey, to taste2 tablespoons butter, for brushingThe chicken is seasoned with salt and pepper.
(Weighing a quarter-pound of chicken, one-third cup of ground beef, and a half cup of water, we added a few tablespoons of butter.)
Place the chicken in a bowl and pour in the flour, salt, black pepper, and kosher salt.
Beat for about 2 minutes.
Add the onion, garlic, cayene pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and ginger.
Stir until the spices are well blended.
Pour in the carrots and cubes, and mix until well combined.
Add a bit of water if the mixture is too thick.
(This will help keep the chicken moist.)
Add the cooked chicken and stir to coat.
Let it sit for about 15 minutes to marinate.2.
Honey Licked Pork and PotatoesWith a Side Of Rice and Grandma’s Gravy Ingredients:1 pound pork shoulder (about 1 1/2 pounds)1 cup ground pork (about 3/4 pounds)3/8 cup chopped onions1/16 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon butter, to thin out the sauce4 cups grrated carrots, trimmed and cut into 6 inch cubes3 cups grored pork shoulder quarters (about 2 pounds)4 cups mashed potatoes (about 8 ounces)1 tablespoon ground ginger3 tablespoons ground allspiceSalt and pepper to taste.
(Mash the pork belly and pork shoulder in a large pot with a heavy pot.
Add in the onions, spices, and salt, cook until tender, about 5 minutes.)
Place a rack on top of a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat.
Add enough water to cover the pork shoulder and cook it for 3 minutes on each side.
Add more water as necessary.
Drain on paper towels and let rest for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until they begin to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
When they’re tender, add in the ground pork and the gravy.
Cover the pot with foil and cook until the gravy is thickened, about 10 minutes.
Season with salt.
(You may want to leave it to cool in the pan while you make the sauce.)
Honey Smoked Chicken With a Rice and Green BeansIngredients:4 ounces ground beef (about 5 pounds)2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tomato sauce)1 teaspoon rice vinegar (or wine vinegar)1/6 teaspoon kosher sea salt1 cup cooked chicken breast (about 7 ounces)4 tablespoons ground pork2 tablespoons chicken stockSalt and Pepper to tasteFor the sauce:1 cup finely chopped onions (about 10 ounces)3 tablespoons finely chopped green beans (about 4 ounces)2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 6 ounces)6 tablespoons chopped green onions (1 ounce)1 pinch ground black salt (about 12 ounces)Salt and freshly ground black peppercorns for serving (optional)2 cups cooked rice (about 11 ounces)5 cups water1 tablespoon chopped green onion (about 9 ounces)For the rice:2 cups water2 cups rice water (1 1/4 cups)1 large onion, diced1 tablespoon minced garlic, minced1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger1/10 teaspoon ground cayne, black pepper, and black pepper (about a teaspoon each)1 whole head of celery, finely chopped1 tablespoon finely chopped scallions (about two tablespoons)2 carrots, peeled and cut in half1/15 teaspoon ground alliums (or red pepper flakes)For serving:1 tablespoon coarsely grated Parmesan cheeseFor more delicious recipes, check out the cookbook, The Recipe Lab, which features our favorite recipes from around the web.