{Recipe} Crunchy Honey Garlic Chicken

Ohmygod it's been almost a MONTH since my last post. That is simply depressing...and also says I have been eating takeout and frozen foods for far too long.  In the past few weeks I moved out of my little one bedroom apartment into a big 'ol house (just renting!) and went back to work after a lovely 3 month summer vacation. Ergo, ZERO time to cook.  This particular meal was made in the midst of packing and what a dumb idea that was.  Never attempt a complicated meal while surrounded in boxes.  The chicken was not as crunchy as the original picture alluded to, but it was still tasty...just a bit of a pain in the ass. 

Serves: 4
Cook time according to Barry: Doesn't say
Cook time according to Rachel: I want to say an hour, but it was so long ago I can't remember...but it did take a while
How difficult was this for Rachel?  Some may say challenging. I say pain in the ass.

1 cups flour                                                  
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground thyme
1 tsp ground sage
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
4 eggs
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Honey Garlic Sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
3-4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 additional tsp ground black pepper

Sift together everything listed above the eggs.
In a separate bowl mix the eggs with 4 tbsp water creating an egg wash.
Here's where things got fun.  Directions say to place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap & use a meat mallet to pound the meat to an even 1/2 inch thickness.  Well I don't own a meat mallet but I do own a hammer. I asked J what he thought about using the hammer instead...you would have thought I sprouted wings by the look on his face.  Then I read alternatively, I could just slice the breasts into halves.  Ok great. First one no problem.
The 2nd one however...
Moving on.
Dip the meat in the flour/seasoning mix then into the egg wash and then once again dip back into the flour/seasoning mix.
I got so carried away with the mess I was making, I forgot to take pics.  Heat a skillet on the stove with about half an ince of olive oil covering the bottom. I didn't use as much because it seemed like too much. This may have been a mistake. Cook the chicken gently for about 4-5 mins per side. Must be careful to regulate the temp and not let them burn because they are so thin.
I also skipped the next step. THAT was a mistake.

Once chicken are fully brown, drain on a wire rack for a few mins.

I also forgot to take a picture of the sauce. Remember, I was in the midst of moving. Be nice.

Combine all the ingredients listed under Honey Garlic Sauce.  Coat the chicken evenly and serve.

Just wait till you see what I did to the potatoes that I served with this pain in the ass dish
Coming soon...

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