So this particular week for Celebrity Test Kitchen, I've decided to try a recipe from Sweetie Pies. If you are not familiar with Sweetie Pies, it's a soul food restaurant chain owned by the feisty Miss Robbie Montgomery. Her reality show, featured on the OWN Network, shows the ins and outs of running her restaurants. I fell in love with Miss Robbie from the very first episode that aired. Believe me when I say there is never a dull moment when Miss Robbie is around!
So every time I watch her show my mouth waters because the food looks so good! I searched and came upon a recipe for her Hot Honey Chicken. Doesn't that just sound amazing? So of course I had to test it out. Here is the recipe:
(makes 4 servings)
Fried Chicken (For Honey Hot Chicken)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 4 teaspoons granulated garlic powder
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 egg
- 1 cut frying chicken (8 pieces)
- 1-2 cups vegetable oil for frying, or as needed to fill skillet half way
Rinse chicken in cold water.
In medium bowl mix together flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic.
In a separate bowl beat eggs, add milk and whisk together.
Heat oil in skillet to 350 degrees.
Utilizing the largest pieces first (breast, thighs etc.), dip chicken in egg and milk mixture and then place in seasoned flour, toss and coat completely. shake off excess and place in hot oil.
Let cook for 10-12 minutes on each side until the juices run clear.
Honey Hot Chicken Glaze
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups hot sauce
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 1 teaspoons of lemon juice
Melt butter in a medium sauce pan.
Add hot sauce, sugar, honey and lemon juice and stir over medium heat till sugar is dissolved.
Take fried chicken and toss in glaze sauce and serve.
Ok so let me first say that the only thing I did differently was that I used wings instead of a cut frying chicken. I could tell by the recipe, and the way the chicken looked and smelled when I was frying it, that the chicken by itself was going to be flavorful. Once I made the sauce and tossed the wings in it, it took the chicken to another whole level! It was delicious!
Let me tell you, these wings were fantastic! My husband and daughters loved them! So is there anything I would change? Yes. The sauce makes a ton so that part of the recipe could definitely be cut in half. I personally don't like as much spiciness, so I probably would cut down on the amount of hot sauce. Now my family loved the sauce just the way it was, and since we had a lot left over they literally dipped everything in it for a week straight! Overall this recipe got a 9.5 out of 10 from me!
Because of this recipe I am all the more looking forward to visiting Sweetie Pies in the near future. I can't wait to taste some of the dishes on their menu. Way to go Miss Robbie! This was a winner!
Photo of Miss Robbie Courtesy of the Own Network