Air Fryer Hot Honey Chicken

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Get ready for a flavor-packed adventure with our crispy hot honey chicken, cooked up fresh in the air fryer! It’s crunchy outside, tender inside, and drenched in our homemade hot honey sauce.

Indulge in the perfect blend of crunch and tenderness with our air fryer hot honey chicken, generously coated in our special hot honey sauce. It’s a taste sensation you won’t want to miss!

Introducing the ultimate crunchy, spicy, and sweet chicken, all made effortlessly in your air fryer. No need to order takeout when you can whip up this sensational dish right at home.

Crafted with lean chicken breast, a crispy cornflake coating, and our signature homemade hot honey, this air fryer chicken is destined to become your new favorite way to enjoy chicken!

Air Fryer Hot Honey Chicken

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 6


Hot Honey:

  • 1/2 cup honey not raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes or 6 Thai chiles minced with seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove sliced

Chicken Poppers:

  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • 1/4 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 ground mustard
  • 1.5 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3-4 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil


  • Prepare the hot honey sauce by heating honey, red pepper flakes or chiles, apple cider vinegar, and garlic in a saucepan until gently boiling. Transfer to a jar and let it cool.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370-375ºF.
  • Slice chicken into 1.5-2-inch pieces.
  • In a food processor, pulse corn flakes, flour, and spices until breadcrumb consistency.
  • Whisk eggs and water in a bowl. Dredge chicken in egg mixture, then cornflake mixture, repeating for a double coat.
  • Spray air fryer basket, arrange chicken, drizzle with oil, and air fry for 8 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Toss cooked chicken in hot honey sauce, adding more if desired.
  • Serve alone or with your favorite sides.


  • Double dredging ensures extra crispy chicken.
  • Adjust egg mixture or cornflake mixture as needed.
  • Chicken size affects cooking time.
  • Monitor air fryer temperature closely.
  • Oil is crucial for frying in the air fryer.

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