Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Hot Honey Recipe

Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Hot Honey Recipe

Elevate your next dinner situation with crispy chicken cutlets topped with charred sweet peppers, homemade hot honey and a shower of minced chives. It’s a crunchy, hot, sweet, tangy dish that is chock-full of flavor and certain to leave you full of happiness and content after consumption.

This recipe takes classic chicken cutlets to a new level, offering a crispy and golden exterior that encases juicy and tender meat. The charred sweet peppers perfectly complement the sweet heat from the hot honey and make for the perfect cutlet accessories. Minced chives assist in making these crispy cutlets next level with their fresh and vibrant characteristics.

Crispy chicken cutlets with charred peppers, hot honey and lots of chives
Crispy chicken cutlets with charred peppers, hot honey and lots of chives

If you can’t be bothered with making your own hot honey, Rollin’ Oats carries Mike’s hot honey which is superb. I promise you though, making your own hot honey is a breeze. I suggest making it with honey that is raw and/or organic.

Each stovetop is different, so the cook time for the chicken will vary. Keep a close eye on the chicken while in the oil as they do brown and cook quickly. Our cutlets took approximately 1 1/2 minutes to cook on each side on our stove. If you’re looking for an additional side to pair with the cutlets, I recommend a light and fresh side like an arugula salad dressed in lemon and olive oil.

Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Hot Honey Recipe

Abby Allen-Leach
Savor this delightful combination of crispy chicken cutlets, hot honey with a punch and charred mini sweet peppers for your next easy yet crowd-pleasing dinner.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


Hot Honey

  • 1/2 cup honey preferably raw and organic
  • 1 jalapeno sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 1/2 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Charred Sweet Peppers

  • 1 cup mini sweet peppers sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 salt I always use pink Himalayan

Chicken Cutlets

  • 2 chicken breasts each one split to make 4 total chicken breast cutlets
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or other oil of choice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt plus more for seasoning
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup chives minced


Hot Honey

  • Combine honey, jalapeno and crushed red pepper in a small pot. Place the pot over medium heat. As soon as the pot comes to a gentle simmer, remove the pot from the heat and allow the chilis to infuse the honey for 15 minutes. Strain the honey mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Set aside until chicken is complete. Leftover honey can be stored in a container in the refrigerator for one week.
    Infusing the oil with spice

Charred Peppers

  • Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat (this will be the same pot that you will fry the chicken in). Add the peppers and salt and saute for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pepper rings are charred. Remove peppers from heat and place in a bowl until ready to serve.
    Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Charred Peppers and Hot Honey

Chicken Cutlets & Plating

  • One at a time, place each cutlet between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound them out until they are 1/4" thick. Season each cutlet with salt and pepper on both sidesl
    the seasoned chicken
  • Place the flour, whisked egg and panko-parmesan-salt mixture into three separate bowls.
    egg, flour and panko for chicken breading
  • Dredge each pounded cutlet in the flour, followed by the egg (allowing excess to drip off), followed by the panko mixture. Place on a clean plate.
    Coated chicken with egg, flour and panko
  • Heat oil in the pot or dutch oven and heat over medium high heat. One at a time, fry each chicken cutlet for four minutes (1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side - keep a close eye on them), until cutlets are golden, crispy and cooked throgh.
    Chicken frying in the oil
  • Place them on a wire rack that is stacked on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    The fried chickent cutlets
  • To serve, place a cutlet on a plate, top with some peppers, drizzle with hot honey and garnish with lots of chopped chives.
    Chicken cutlets with hot honey, charred peppers and chives
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