Lemon Pepper Honey Fried Chicken

Because life just tastes better when fried chicken, I try to find ways to make it even more tasty. Now listen, don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with the classic stuff. It’s just that every once in a while, I like to flip the script and bring variation to the forefront.


Lemon Pepper Honey Fried Chicken

-1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

-1 tablespoon of Kosher salt

-1/2 tablespoon of fresh back pepper

-1 packet of Sazon seasoning

-1/2 tablespoon of granulated garlic powder

-the zest of 2 lemons

-6 to 8 cups of vegetable or canola oil

-1 egg

-1/2 cup of buttermilk

-3 cups of all purpose flour

-1 1/2 cups of cornstarch

-1/2 cup of honey

-the juice of 2 lemons

-1 lemon sliced

-fresh cracked black pepper


1.. Season the chicken liberally with salt, pepper, Sazon, lemon zest and garlic powder. Then, in a large bowl combine the flour and cornstarch.

2.. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least a half hour. Meanwhile, add the oil to a skillet or deep pot and get it hot – about 365 degrees.

3.. In the same bowl as the chicken, add the egg and buttermilk and combine well.

4.. Then, dredge each piece of chicken in the cornstarch & flour mixture and shake off the excess. Then, drop each piece of chicken into the oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

5.. To make the glaze, add the honey, lemon juice, sliced lemons, and black pepper to a pot and bring to a boil. Then, pour over the cooked chicken and enjoy.

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  • Nichelle D. Clay-Vaughn

    This is a wonderful receipe. I love to each chicken with different flavors. Thanks for the receipe.

    June 18, 2016
  • Tim

    I am really feeling you, I like your method of cooking, I will do the chicken today. My fathers day meal to me.

    June 19, 2016
  • Njeri

    I am trying this today!! But I just have drumsticks and wings. What’s the approximate amount for about 2 lbs. Do you think the ingredients would vary.

    June 19, 2016
  • JOEL Welbon

    I am looking forward to trying this for my Super Bowl Party!

    February 3, 2018
  • Terrence

    I have to try this soon

    February 4, 2018
  • Cornisa C

    It was a hit in my house last night loved it!

    February 6, 2018
  • Thalie

    Season salt

    February 8, 2018
  • Jackie

    I always use sazon and aldobo 😀

    February 11, 2018
  • Cristal

    If not, you can make your own Sazon seasoning too. Just google it you can find good one.

    February 12, 2018
  • BG

    I made a variation inspired by this recipe… man let me tell you, this was on point!

    February 12, 2018
  • Andrika

    Tried this recipe and it was a huge hit!! 26 pieces of chicken and only 2 left after dinner😂

    February 20, 2018
  • RLSR

    Looks like a very good recipe. Just a little confused about the instructions. In the video he does not add lemon zest to the chicken for seasoning. He uses lemon zest in making the sauce. He also mentions 1 lemon zest yet recipes says 2 lemon zest. Never saw any lemon slices go into the sauce.

    February 27, 2018
  • Jackie

    I am looking forward to trying this recipe!!! Thanks!!

    March 14, 2018
  • Mama murph

    I made this fried chicken for dinner tonight along with the 6 cheese Mac and cheese recipe. It was fantastic! I used chicken breast cut into thick strips (chicken fingers). I also used the lemon honey sauce for dipping so the chicken stayed crispy. This recipe is definitely a keeper. The Mac & cheese was so delicious. I’ve made several Mac and cheese recipes but this was far superior. I didn’t have sour cream so I substituted with ricotta cheese. Thank you. I love your recipes and techniques. I will be trying your other recipes soon.

    March 21, 2018
  • Sazon is high in MSG monosodium glutamate…which is one of the reason the chicken taste so good…It will make anything you put it on or in taste good…

    April 1, 2018
  • Andrea Jackson

    I’ve never heard of any of those. what meals do you use them for??

    May 25, 2018
  • Sehderra

    My husband doesn’t like to try anything new but when i made this chicken he couldn’t get enough. Darius this is delicious #1 hit in my house

    June 21, 2018
  • Brittany

    Tried it for the first time. WILL BE MAKING AGAIN!!! Great recipe!!

    July 21, 2018
  • Richie

    Which sazon seasoning is it

    September 14, 2018
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  • Jodi

    Hi I would love the bourbon sweet potato pie recipe pls.

    November 22, 2018
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    November 24, 2018
  • Deidra Cole

    It was everything! I shared it on my fb page, I raved about it! Hope you get more sales, you deserve them!

    December 3, 2018

    I will be trying this tonight … looks fantastic on screen. Just hope that I can replicate.

    January 8, 2019
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