Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers
Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers. Is the most popular copycat recipe on my site.
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 tsp ground chipotle chile pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp hot sauce
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Make honey-chipotle sauce by combining all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until boiling.Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
Heat the canola oil in the fryer to 350F. Whisk together all ingredients except the flour, after all combined then you add the flour.Make the breading by combining all ingredients in another pan.
When you are ready to fry the chicken, dip each piece of chicken into the batter. Lift the chicken out of the batter and let some of the excess drip off. Toss the chicken into the dry breading and coat completely. Drop the breaded chicken into the hot oil and fry for 4 minutes, or until golden brown.Remove chicken from oil and allow to drain on paper towels. When all the chicken tenders are done, drop them into a large glass or metal bowl. Pour the sauce over the top, and toss gently until all the chicken tenders are coated with the sauce.
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- ⅔ cup honey
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 tsp ground chipotle chile pepper powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tbsp hot sauce
- 3 chicken breast
- 1 eggs beaten
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp salt
- ¾ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp salt
- Make honey-chipotle sauce by combining all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until boiling.Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
- Heat the canola oil in the fryer to 350F. Whisk together all ingredients except the flour, after all combined then you add the flour.
- Make the breading by combining all ingredients in another pan.
- When you are ready to fry the chicken, dip each piece of chicken into the batter. Lift the chicken out of the batter and let some of the excess drip off. Toss the chicken into the dry breading and coat completely. Drop the breaded chicken into the hot oil and fry for 4 minutes, or until golden brown.Remove chicken from oil and allow to drain on paper towels. When all the chicken tenders are done, drop them into a large glass or metal bowl. Pour the sauce over the top, and toss gently until all the chicken tenders are coated with the sauce.
74 thoughts on “Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers”
The sauce is INCREDIBLE; so delicious, it transported me to the restaurant. The instructions were perfect. This is now one of my favorite recipes of all time, and as I write this I’m making another shopping list to make this again tonight.
I am going to making the breading with potato starch (instead of flower) this time and see how that turns out.
The ONLY possible way someone could have issue with this recipe is by not following the instructions exactly as described.
Thank you, SO much.
And I thank you for your kind words. Glad you are enjoying my copycat version 🙂
Very interested to try this as I absolutely LOOOOVE the Chili’s honey chipotle crispers. I’m wondering what kind of “Hot Sauce” to use? Is there a specific brand? Thank you,
Not a particular brand needed. I used the cheapest one available.
Great recipe for moderately skilled cooks. I made this for a Bronco party so I doubled the recipe but quadrupled the chicken since ingredients and instructions are vague. Ended up with way more than enough batter and breading. I used peanut oil for the increased frying and tenderloins instead of breasts. Portions aside, this was a hit amongst my fellow Bronco fans and is definitely a new party menu item.
Just to quickly address some of the less polite comments, if you’re not using quality ingredients you won’t get the quality flavor. Don’t try and “cheat” this recipe or you might end up with “spicy ketchup”.
Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad you and your guest enjoyed it.
The sauce was repulsive, and the smell from it assaulted my nostrils so strongly that I immediately disposed of it. Terrible
Too bad you didn’t like it. If you didn’t like this recipe most likely you won’t like the rest of my recipes either. So my advice to you is stay away from my page.
The sauce is amazing, you should have tasted it tossed on fried chicken before making this comment XD
Sounds like you have a problem with your cooking skills. Find some other place to troll.
Lol that’s exactly what came to my mind.
Be kinda nice if the recipe mentioned how much chicken to use. Or am I missing it?
3 chicken breast.
Disgusting. The honey Chipotle sauce is just sweeter slightly spicy ketchup. The breading and batter was not crispy even when adding corn startch. Basically you ruined fried chicken. Pretty sure everyone here is also a bot.
You must have never been to Chili’s. In case you haven’t read it, it’s a COPYCAT recipe which matches the “real” recipe of Chili’s. If your chicken was soggy, most likely your grease was not hot enough. And believe me this is not a bot. The replies are made by real people.
Made small batch of just the sauce for a belated Vday Brunch, chicken and waffles. Was delish. I didnt have chipotle powder, only cayenne. Cant wait to get some and make this again. Wish I could post a picture.
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Oh wow….I made this and followed the directions and ingredients list to the T! This was a hit! Tastes just like it! Will certainly be doing it again…soon lol
Glad you liked it. Enjoy
I just did the sauce and it was WAY too hot, barely any sweet to it. And I only did one tablespoon of hot sauce. I added about another 1/3 cup honey and a tablespoon of brown sugar, and zested one lemon slice and let the lemon float around. Still very hot. Next time I’m only using 1 tablespoon chipotle and no hot sauce. Seems like all the right ingredients though.
Try the sauce without the hot sauce all together, that may work better for you since you don’t like spicy.
It says teaspoon not tablespoon
If it was to spicy you could have simply add more more honey. I tried the recipe and it was a great copycat version of Chili’s.. It is not nice to be mean, when no one forced you to try the recipe.
Exactly. Thank you for your kind words.
I notice that adding a dash of BBQ sauce and a cup of brown sugar to the chipotle sauce gives it a sweet and zingy flavor more like that of Chili’s, also, for a thicker and crunchier batter I substituted milk with heavy whipping cream (or buttermilk). This recipe is amazing.
Thank you for the tip.
So what would your ingredients and directions be for your recipe of the sauce