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
    Posted June 18, 2016 11:07 pm 0Likes

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

  • Tim
    Posted June 19, 2016 8:39 am 0Likes

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

  • Njeri
    Posted June 19, 2016 2:24 pm 0Likes

    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.

  • JOEL Welbon
    Posted February 3, 2018 7:51 pm 0Likes

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

  • Terrence
    Posted February 4, 2018 12:49 am 0Likes

    I have to try this soon

  • Cornisa C
    Posted February 6, 2018 10:39 am 0Likes

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

  • Thalie
    Posted February 8, 2018 7:29 pm 0Likes

    Season salt

  • Jackie
    Posted February 11, 2018 9:58 pm 0Likes

    I always use sazon and aldobo 😀

  • Cristal
    Posted February 12, 2018 12:58 am 0Likes

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

  • BG
    Posted February 12, 2018 2:58 am 0Likes

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

  • Andrika
    Posted February 20, 2018 8:10 pm 0Likes

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

  • RLSR
    Posted February 27, 2018 4:43 am 0Likes

    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.

  • Jackie
    Posted March 14, 2018 3:34 pm 0Likes

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

  • Mama murph
    Posted March 21, 2018 1:18 am 0Likes

    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.

  • Pecan tan
    Posted April 1, 2018 2:04 pm 0Likes

    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…

  • Andrea Jackson
    Posted May 25, 2018 6:48 pm 0Likes

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

  • Sehderra
    Posted June 21, 2018 3:15 pm 0Likes

    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

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  • Brittany
    Posted July 21, 2018 5:05 am 0Likes

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

  • Richie
    Posted September 14, 2018 2:01 pm 0Likes

    Which sazon seasoning is it

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  • Jodi
    Posted November 22, 2018 9:39 pm 0Likes

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

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  • Deidra Cole
    Posted December 3, 2018 4:37 am 0Likes

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

    Posted January 8, 2019 7:54 pm 0Likes

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

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