4boneless, skinless chicken thighscut into 1" cubes
½cupall purpose flour
½cupice cold water
vegetable oilenough for frying
Add about 2" of oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat.
Add chicken, flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and ice water to a large bowl and mix well to evenly coat.
Carefully place chicken pieces into the hot oil and fry for about 8-10 minutes flipping halfway through or until golden brown and crispy on each side. As a reminder, the chicken should be at 165 degrees in the middle. Depending on how hot the oil is, chicken could cook quicker so test tempature if starting to golden.
Drain fried chicken on paper towels and keep warm.
In a separate skillet, add butter, white sugar, soy sauce, and honey. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until bubbly.
Let bubble for 1 minute and remove from heat.
Combine with fried chicken and stir well to evenly coat.
Serve honey buttered fried chicken immediately.
Expert Chicken Batter TipTip on the batter: The ice-cold water in the TikTok video had ice in it. So I filled the cup with 1/2 cup of water and then added ice. I tossed it all into the bowl. The mixture should be similar to pudding. Smooth and not lumpy. You might need to add a little more water. Where is the Seasoning? After watching the viral video you may be asking yourself where the salt, black pepper, cloves garlic, or pepper flakes are. While seasoning is always a personal option and choice you can make while prepping a piece of chicken, the truth is that we believe the original recipe is great on its own.