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Thai Fried Chicken Recipe
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Thai Fried Chicken

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"A sweet-chili sauce and honey mustard marinade creates a great twist on an old favorite. The crunch of panko bread crumbs makes a great combo."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    4 hrs 50 mins


  1. Whisk together the honey mustard, chili sauce, eggs, and sea salt in a bowl. Place the chicken drumsticks in a large, sealable plastic bag; pour the marinade over the chicken and seal the bag. Allow to chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Place the bread crumbs in the bottom of a wide dish; dredge the marinated chicken in the bread crumbs to coat. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, deep pan over medium-high heat. Gently lie the breaded chicken into the hot oil until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes, turning once if needed to get even coloring; transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Cook the chicken legs in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2008

These were absolutely fantastic! My husband and his friend were well on their way to eating every single drumstick, but I managed to snag one for myself, and I'm glad I did! I am truly a beginning cook, just graduated from boxed macaroni and cheese, and they were so easy to make! The only problem I had was that a lot of the bread crumb coating came off when I tried turning them over in the oil. Any suggestions?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2009

Oh no, this one did not work for me. I followed the instructions exactly with the exception of leaving the chicken in the marinade longer than instructed. There was no flavor to the chicken at all. I will not make this again.


29 Ratings

Oct 06, 2008

This. Was. Incredible. If I could give this more than five stars, I totally would. I made sure my drumsticks were dry before coating and I made sure to shake the excess coating off before dropping in the oil. I added some pepper for taste and I mixed some chili sauce and honey mustard to go on the side of the drumsticks. These went so fast I had no time to take pictures. Even my kids inhaled their portion and asked for more!

Nov 03, 2008

This was really good! I used thighs instead of drumsticks, but followed the recipe exactly other than that. Thanks for a unique new way to make fried chicken!

Feb 22, 2011

I didn't fry these. I sprayed them with Pam and baked in the oven for a healthier version.

May 17, 2010

These were really good. I did expect them to be a little bit spicier and a little less sweet but we still enjoyed them. I did have a hard time getting the breading to stay on the chicken, it kept falling off. I think next time I make this I will use a little less honey mustard and add a little bit of extra spice to it so we get the sweet and spicy. Thanks.

Jan 26, 2009

I have made this recipe twice. Was even told by my dh that was great the next day for his lunch. My only problem is that the coating always explodes off the chicken. I think I need to make sure to dry the chicken before putting it in the marinade. Will definitely make again.

Dec 09, 2010

EXCELLENT! Very different and delicious. The whole family raved! I have made it 2 times in 2 weeks! Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 1032 kcal
  • 52%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 102.1 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 292 mg
  • 97%
  • Fat
  • 47.5 g
  • 73%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 76.1 g
  • 152%
  • Sodium
  • 1428 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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