Honey Pecan Glazed Fried Chicken

Leah Stacey

By
@CookingMaven

I lived in Savannah GA for several years when I was growing up. There is a restaurant there that my mother used to take me to called the Pirate House. It is a very old historic restaurant that goes back to the 1700's and has under ground tunnels that you can see in the restaurant. It is also haunted! Anyway they have this fabulous fried chicken there that has a honey pecan glaze on it that is to die for. I've been thinking about that chicken lately and decided to make some. This is as close as I'm going to get to that yummilicious chicken without having to make a trip to Savannah. Not that, that would be a bad thing. ;) Enjoy!


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Ingredients

FRIED CHICKEN

3 lb
of chicken pieces (thats about 8 peices of thighs and legs)
4 c
buttermilk
2
eggs lightly beaten
2 c
self rising flour
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper
oil for frying

GLAZE

3/4 c
honey
2 stick
(1 cup) butter
1/2 c
pecans, coarsly chopped

*TIP: IF YOU LIKE MY MAN CATCHING FRIED CHICKEN THEN YOU CAN COOK THAT AND ADD THE HONEY PECAN GLAZE ON TOP!

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash the chicken and pat dry. Place the buttermilk and eggs in a 9x13 baking dish and mix. Place the chicken into the buttermilk dish. With a spoon cover the tops of chicken with the buttermilk mixture. Set out for at least an hour flipping the chicken once after 30 min. You can also leave this in the fridge covered over night too for extra flavor and tenderness.
2
Combine all the dry ingredients together in a baking dish. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture and fry in the fryer for 12-14 minutes or deep skillet for 6-7 minutes on each side at 350 without crowding.
3
Meanwhile while chicken is frying, melt the butter in a small sauce pan over med-heat . Pour in the honey and mix together with the butter. Place the pecans in the mix and bring to a boil on med heat and then quickly reduce to a simmer on low for 8-10 minutes mixing occasionally. Keep an eye on this because you don't want it to caramelize. Take off stove and set aside till all chicken is done frying.
4
When chicken is done frying drain it on a paper towel lined plate. Transfer drained chicken onto a serving platter and drizzle the honey pecan glaze all over the chicken. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken