Honey Fried Chicken, Mississippi style!

by Irvin on January 22, 2014 · 6 comments

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This Honey Fried Chicken recipe is a Mississippi style fried chicken full of sweet crunchy and chewy batter around a tender juicy chicken wing!

Honey Fried Chicken. Recipe and photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

The minute I received the book Southern Fried by James Villas I knew it was for me, so much so that I had to include in one of my winter cookbook roundup and offered it up as a giveaway! So when Chicken Wings Week came around, I immediately picked it up for inspiration, which lead to me discovering Mississippi style honey fried chicken. How could I have never heard of this before? Had I known of it’s existence, I would have made AJ stop on our road trip across America just so I could taste it. Instead, AJ and I just drove right through Alabama and Mississippi to New Orleans. Thankfully I was able to whip up a batch of it at home, based on James Villas recipe (which, in turn is based on a Craig Claiborne recipe). Yep, it was as good as it sounds. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Honey Fried Chicken Recipe. Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Now I’ve got a weakness for fried chicken in general. Anyone that knows me in real life knows that if fried chicken is on the menu, I’ll probably order it. So it makes sense that I’m going to include a recipe for American fried chicken during Chicken Wings Week. What I wasn’t expecting was how great the end result is when you add a honey to the batter.

Honey Fried Chicken Recipe. Photo and Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Wings, as most of you know, are the perfect piece of chicken to fry, especially broken down into drummette and flat pieces. Well, at least in my opinion. It’s all about the skin to meat ratio, and the small nibbly pieces make sure that there’s plenty of skin. But the honey fried chicken batter? It just brings it to another level. Crispy, chewy, sweet and just a little tangy kick from the vinegar, these suckers are a keeper for sure.

Be sure to visit Eat the Love all this week. I’ll be posting a new chicken wings recipe each day from Monday, January 20th to Friday, January 24, 2014.

If you like this honey fried chicken recipe, check out these other fried chicken recipes from around the web:

Use Real Butter’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Gluten Free Girl’s Tokyo Fried Chicken
Food Republic’s Mexican Fried Chicken
Life’s Ambrosia’s Cajun Fried Chicken Wings
Jun Blog’s Ad Hoc Fried Chicken

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Amy Andrews January 22, 2014 at 11:27 am

Oh my! (Love chicken wing week!)


Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out January 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Oh, my, lawd. Sweet baby Jesus. I need these honey-fied chicken wings in my life as soon as possible.


Belinda @zomppa January 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm

You’re killing me with these wings….


Kavey January 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

Really want to experiment more with fried chicken – have only made plain with panko (to serve with Japanese curry sauce) and a couple of tries at KFC-style spicing. This looks fantastic!


Neil Webster September 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Very nice website! Great photography, & great recipes! Keep up the great work!


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