Easy air fryer recipe – crispy breaded lemon pepper chicken with a delicious hot honey-lemon pepper glaze. Simple weeknight meal or crowd favorite appetizer.
1 large bowl used for drizzling hot honey on chicken
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup Frank’s buffalo wing sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning or more to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in strips (or chicken tenders)
- 2 cups Corn Flakes crushed
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
- 2 large eggs +2 tablespoons water
- olive oil cooking spray
Add honey, buffalo sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, lemon pepper seasoning and butter to a small saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a soft boil for 1 minute then remove from the heat. Taste and adjust for spice level then cool, transfer to a container and set aside (the sauce thickens slightly as it cools).
Cut chicken breasts into strips then set up a dredging station in two bowls:
In the first bowl whisk the eggs and water together. In the second bowl whisk crushed cereal, flour and lemon pepper seasoning until it’s blended.
Dip the chicken into the egg, then dredge in the cereal mixture, back into the egg and finishing in the cereal mixture. Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet repeating until all the chicken is breaded.
NOTE: the breading can be a little sticky in parts but will crisp up when air fried.
Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees then spray the air fryer basket.
Add breaded chicken to the basket in a single layer. Lightly spray the top of the chicken then cook for 4 minutes.
Carefully turn the chicken pieces over and cook another 2-4 minutes until they’re cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
GLAZING THE CHICKEN:
Transfer cooked chicken to bowl then drizzle half of the honey over the top, turning to coat the chicken.
Place the chicken on a plate. Drizzle the remaining hot honey lemon pepper sauce over the top. Add a light sprinkle of salt then eat right away.