Crispy Honey Chicken

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It's sweet, spicy, and has a great crunch!

If you’re looking for something different to do with chicken than what’s in your usual recipe index, try our Crispy Honey Chicken! It’s sweet, spicy, and has a great crunch! We’ve used whole wheat panko bread crumbs to achieve that crunch, and added plenty of spice to kick it up a notch.

Enjoy these chicken bites as is, or with our Spicy Dipping Sauce. They’re great for an afternoon snack for the kiddos!

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Crispy Honey Chicken

This chicken recipe provides a little spice to go with the sweet, providing a dish that will outshine everything else on the table.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1/2 cup honey raw
  • 2 teaspoons water warm
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 green onions diced


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil sprayed with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine honey and water. Remove 1/4 of the honey mix and reserve. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients with the exception of chicken and green onion.
  • Drop chicken pieces into honey. Honey should coat all sides of the chicken. Next, coat the chicken pieces in spice and panko mix. Coat evenly and place on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and turn chicken. Return to oven and continue to cook until chicken is golden, crispy, and cooked through; about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining honey water and sprinkle with green onion.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords dairy-free, Kid-Friendly

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