Crispy Southern Fried Chicken with Honey Rosemary Sauce

Recipe by: Monique Polanco of Peaches to Peaches

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Try out our crispy southern fried chicken recipe with rosemary sauce for a delicious take on the classic southern comfort food. This fried chicken recipe uses a buttermilk brine for a deliciously crispy crust and juicy interior, accented with a unique honey rosemary sauce. The light, crispy batter and combination of flavors make this honey rosemary chicken a knockout. Prepare it as a succulent weeknight dinner or a delicious date night in. Easy to make and very tasty, this chicken recipe is enrobed in a sweet and fragrant glaze of rosemary sauce.




Chicken & Buttermilk Brine

  • 6 pieces chicken parts

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • 2 cloves garlic smashed

  • 2 tsp salt

Flour Mixture

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp onion powder

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 2 tsp Italian seasonings

  • 2 tbsp buttermilk

  • Oil for frying

Egg Mixture

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 1/2 tsp tabasco

Honey Rosemary Sauce

  • 3/4 cup honey

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped



  1. Add buttermilk, rosemary, garlic, and salt to the chicken in a bowl or zip bag. Refrigerate overnight or 8-12 hours.
  2. The next day, remove the chicken from the refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour before coating it in flour. In a shallow dish combine flour, seasoning and 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Mix the buttermilk into the flour using your fingers, mashing until the flour is crumbly.
  3. In a small bowl beat eggs and 1/2 cup buttermilk. Start coating the chicken by removing it from the buttermilk one piece at a time. Dip pieces of chicken in the egg mixture, then coat in the seasoned flour. Place on a baking tray. Repeat with remaining pieces of chicken. Let chicken sit for about 1/2 hour.
  4. Add oil to the Calphalon Cast Iron Pan halfway to the top. Heat oil to about 350 degrees. Sprinkle leftover flour on top of the chicken. shake and place each piece of chicken in the hot oil. Cook dark meat for about 10-12 minutes on each side and white meat pieces for 8-10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Place chicken on a wire rack on top of a baking pan to drain oil for a few minutes. Serve with Honey Rosemary Sauce.

Honey Rosemary Sauce

  1. Add honey, butter, lemon juice, and rosemary to a small pan. Cook over medium heat until butter melts and the sauce bubbles. Serve with chicken.


Did our crispy southern fried chicken recipe leave you wanting more? Discover other delicious Calphalon Southern Recipes for comforting meals and desserts. Other irresistible juicy chicken recipes we have include Homemade Chicken and Dumplings, Grilled Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Rice, and Stir-Fried Peanut Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli. Add the perfect balance of protein to your meals today when preparing our chicken dinner recipes.

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Monique Polanco