Spicy-Sticky Fried Chicken

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:

Sticky, spicy and delicious, this Asian-inspired fried chicken is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.


  • 0.25 cup chile-garlic sauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  • 2 Pound bone-in chicken drumsticks or thighs, with skin
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Whisk together the chile-garlic sauce, honey, rice vinegar and fish sauce. Set aside.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and set aside. In another large bowl, add the flour.
  4. Coat the chicken in egg and then dredge it in flour. Shake off any excess. Set coated pieces aside and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  5. Heat 1 inch of oil to 375° in a large frying pan or Dutch oven.
  6. Working in small batches, gently place the chicken in the hot oil and fry until crispy and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes on each side.
  7. Toss the chicken in the sauce and serve hot.

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Recipe Credit: Todd Porter and Diane Cu
Image Credit: Todd Porter & Diane Cu