This air fryer scorching honey rooster comes out crunchy on the skin and completely tender on the within. It’s tossed in our home made hot honey sauce!

hot honey chicken in bowl with spoon.

Finest Scorching Honey Rooster!

Say whats up to this crunchy, scorching and candy rooster that’s made proper in your air fryer. No want for takeout as a result of this rooster is actually certainly one of a sort.

Made with lean rooster breast, a crunchy cornflake breading, and homemade hot honey, this air fryer rooster is about to be your new go-to solution to eat rooster!

Why you’ll like it!

Made within the air fryer

Candy and Scorching

Final crunchy rooster

corn flakes and spices in food processor.

Featured Elements

Rooster

The rooster we used on this scorching honey rooster is rooster breast. You’re greater than welcome to make use of boneless, skinless rooster thighs as nicely.

Scorching Honey

Our home made scorching honey sauce is so scrumptious and simple to make. We’ve got a whole tutorial on make it HERE. Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • honey
  • purple pepper flakes
  • apple cider vinegar
  • garlic

Breading

Each crispy rooster recipe deserves a great dredge in one thing scrumptious. Right here’s what we used to make it additional crispy:

  • Corn flakes: cornflakes severely give this rooster one of the best crunch!
  • Spices: we flavored the cornflakes with garlic, salt, pepper, mustard, and paprika.
  • Egg: egg is used to assist the cornflakes combination keep on with the rooster items.
dredging chicken in egg.

Easy Directions

  1. Make Scorching Honey Sauce: first, make the new honey sauce. Add the honey, purple pepper flakes or chiles, apple cider vinegar, and garlic to a small saucepan and blend. Warmth the honey over medium/excessive warmth and convey it to a delicate boil. Put aside to chill.
  2. Make Cornflake Topping: Place the cornflakes, flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, floor mustard, and paprika right into a meals processor and pulse on low till the combination has become the consistency of bread crumbs.
  3. Dredge Rooster: Crack the eggs right into a bowl and add the water. Whisk till mixed. Double-dredge the rooster first into the egg after which the cornflakes. Repeat a second time.
  4. Air Fry Rooster: Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray after which add the rooster items, not overcrowding the basket. Drizzle with olive oil. Air fry for 8 minutes at 370ºF, flipping midway by means of.
  5. Toss with Scorching Honey Sauce: Place the crispy rooster into a big mixing bowl and drizzle ½ cup of scorching honey over the rooster and gently toss the rooster with the honey.

ninja air fryer

air frying chicken pieces in air fryer basket.

High Ideas for Completely Crunchy Honey Scorching Rooster

Double Dredge is Essential: The double dredge is essential if you wish to find yourself with very crispy rooster. Remember the fact that everyone dredges in another way. For those who run out of the egg combination it could possibly be since you used a special dimension egg or didn’t enable the egg to drip off for lengthy sufficient. For those who run out of egg combination, simply whisk up one other egg. For those who run out of cornflake combination, you too can make extra cornflake combination!

Rooster Measurement Issues: How massive or small you narrow your rooster will decide how lengthy it must cook dinner within the air fryer. Be happy to chop your rooster into bigger chunks, it’ll simply take a bit longer.

All Air Fryers are Completely different: Air fryers and air fryer customers can fluctuate tremendously. Some air fryers are stronger, have completely different temperature settings, and many others. Get your temperature as shut as you may to 370-375ºF.

hot honey sauce in jar.

Storage

Retailer leftover honey scorching rooster in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 3 days.

To reheat: reheat within the microwave on excessive for 60-90 seconds.

hot honey chicken poppers on plate.
hot honey chicken poppers in bowl.

Scorching Honey Rooster (Air Fryer)

This scorching honey rooster is crunchy on the skin, tender on the within, and made with home made scorching honey sauce! We fried it up within the air fryer.

Prep:40 minutes

Cook dinner:20 minutes

Whole:1 hour

Fats 12

Carbs 44

Protein 29

Elements

Scorching Honey

  • 1/2 cup honey not uncooked honey
  • 2 teaspoons purple pepper flakes or 6 thai chiles minced with seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic cloves sliced

Rooster Poppers

  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless rooster breast
  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour or 1:1 gluten-free
  • 2.5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2.5 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoons floor mustard
  • 1.5 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 massive eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3-4 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil

Directions 

  • Make the new honey sauce. Add the honey, purple pepper flakes or chiles, apple cider vinegar, and garlic to a small saucepan and blend. Warmth the honey over medium/excessive warmth and convey to a delicate boil.

  • Take away the honey from the warmth and pour the honey right into a mason jar. Put aside to chill.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 370-375ºF.

  • Subsequent, slice the rooster into1.5-2-inch items and set it apart.

  • Place the corn flakes, flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, floor mustard, and paprika right into a meals processor and pulse on low till the combination has become the consistency of bread crumbs. Pour the cornflake combination right into a medium-sized bowl.

  • Crack the eggs into one other medium-sized bowl and add the water. Whisk the 2 components collectively till mixed.

  • Coating the rooster goes to be a double dredge course of. Dredge a chunk of rooster by means of the egg combination. Let the egg drip from the rooster after which dredge the rooster by means of the corn flake combination till the rooster is coated. Subsequent, dredge the rooster by means of the egg and cornflake combination another time and set the rooster on a plate. Repeat this step till all of the rooster is coated.

  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or oil. Place as many rooster items in your air fryer as you may handle with out crowding the basket. We may match about 11 small items of rooster in our air fryer. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over the rooster and cook dinner the rooster for 4 minutes, flip, and cook dinner for an extra 4 minutes or till golden brown and crispy. The second cook dinner time may fluctuate primarily based on what air fryer you employ. Repeat this step till all of the rooster is cooked.

  • Place the crispy rooster into a big mixing bowl and drizzle ½ cup of scorching honey over the rooster and gently toss the rooster with the honey. If you want extra scorching honey, add extra honey!

  • Serve alone or subsequent to your favourite aspect dishes.

Ideas & Notes

  • The double dredge is essential if you wish to find yourself with very crispy rooster.
  • Remember the fact that everyone dredges in another way. For those who run out of the egg combination it could possibly be since you used a special dimension egg or didn’t enable the egg to drip off for lengthy sufficient. For those who run out of egg combination, simply whisk up one other egg. For those who run out of cornflake combination, you too can make extra cornflake combination!
  • How massive or small you narrow your rooster will decide how lengthy it must cook dinner within the air fryer. Be happy to chop your rooster into bigger chunks, it’ll simply take a bit longer.
  • Air fryers and air fryer customers can fluctuate tremendously. Some air fryers are stronger, have completely different temperature settings, and many others. Get your temperature as shut as you may to 370-375ºF.
  • Don’t skip the oil on this recipe. The oil is a necessary ingredient to air fry because it circulates within the air fryer and fries the rooster.

Vitamin info

Energy: 402kcal Carbohydrates: 44g Protein: 29g Fats: 12g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 25g

Images: photographs taken on this submit are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.