This truffle honey chicken recipe is an insane combo of savory, sweet, fancy, and delicious! It features the crispiest fried chicken drizzled with truffle honey, and then it's served with roasted asparagus and fluffy mashed potatoes. This dish tastes absolutely gourmet, but it only takes 30 minutes to make!
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The Best Truffle Honey Chicken
So, if you're a fan of the incredibly popular truffle honey chicken Cheesecake Factory offers, you're going to love our homemade version even more.
It's got all those big restaurant-quality flavors, except it's cheaper, faster, and you don't have to wait for a table just to satisfy your cravings!
The chicken breasts are perfectly fried and seasoned, and the truffle honey drizzle is a dream. Serve it over fluffy mashed potatoes with roasted asparagus on the side, and you've got the perfect meal for date nights, dinner parties, or when you're simply in the mood to treat yourself.
And to make it even better, this Cheesecake Factory truffle honey chicken recipe comes together in 30 minutes - including the roasted asparagus side!
Oh, and if you want to try another Cheesecake Factory recipe, you have to make this miso salmon or four cheese pasta next!
Don't be scared off by the length of the ingredient list—most of this is pretty basic stuff you probably already have in your pantry! And, if not, this truffle honey chicken Cheesecake Factory recipe is well worth a trip to the store.
Here's what you need to make the truffle honey chicken:
- 1-2 chicken breasts
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 qt neutral oil for frying, such as vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp truffle honey
And for the roasted asparagus:
- 1 bunch trimmed asparagus spears
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Now, you don't have to make the asparagus, but it really completes the meal and is a delicious feature that the Cheesecake Factory truffle honey chicken has.
As for the mashed potatoes, use your favorite recipe, or make it easy and use the premade microwave kind. You can even make these mashed potatoes from this Applebees Bourbon chicken & shrimp recipe.
What is truffle honey?
Truffle honey is exactly what it sounds like - honey infused with truffles.
Now, if you're not familiar with truffles, they're rare mushrooms that grow underground and have a unique pungent aroma and a distinct taste between sweet and savory. They're also super expensive!
Anyway, infusing honey with them gives you all of the earthy, rich, delicious flavors without spending a fortune to buy the mushrooms themselves. With that said, you can buy truffle honey in stores like Whole Foods, Walmart, or order it from Amazon.
By the way, if you want to make your own, Food.com has this great recipe for making truffle honey.
How to Make Truffle Honey Chicken
Alright, so the cooking process for this truffle honey chicken Cheesecake Factory meal is really simple. Honestly, it takes less time than waiting in line to get a table at the restaurant!
So, let's get this cooking party started, and I'll show you how to make Cheesecake Factory truffle honey chicken.
Step 1: Cook the asparagus
First, preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) for the asparagus.
Place the asparagus spears in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and season. Toss well, then lay on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Once the oven is heated, bake the asparagus for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness.
And while the asparagus is cooking, you can make the chicken.
Step 2: Prep the chicken
First, cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound lightly on both sides using a meat mallet or rolling pin. This will make the chicken cook faster and more evenly.
Then, add the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a plastic bag and give it a good shake.
After that, pour the buttermilk into a shallow bowl and dip the chicken in the buttermilk. Then, place the chicken in the bag with the seasoned flour and shake until all of the pieces are well-coated.
Step 3: Cooking The Chicken
Now take out a large skillet and add enough oil to cover about a third of the surface. Heat the oil until it is very hot, about 350°F.
Once the oil is heated, place the chicken breasts in the skillet to brown both sides of the chicken—it should take only a few minutes.
Next, reduce the heat and cover the skillet to cook for about 10 minutes on low heat so that the chicken breast can cook through. Then, remove the lid, raise the heat, and continue to fry the chicken until crispy.
Once the chicken is done frying, transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels.
Step 3: Plate and serve
By now, the asparagus, chicken, and mashed potatoes - if you're using them - should be ready to go.
If you're serving this with mashed potatoes, place that on the plate first, then arrange the chicken on top with the asparagus beside it.
Drizzle everything with a generous amount of truffle honey and serve. Enjoy!
How to Store Truffle Honey Chicken
This truffle honey chicken recipe will make 2 generous servings. But if you want to make more for a family dinner, just double or triple the recipe!
The truffle honey chicken is best enjoyed right after you make it so that the chicken is as crispy as possible. But if you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container and keep them for up to 3 days in the fridge.
How to Reheat Truffle Honey Chicken
The best way to reheat this truffle honey chicken is in the oven.
Preheat the oven to 400°F and take the chicken out of the fridge to come to room temperature.
Then, when the oven is heated, put the chicken on a baking sheet, and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until warm.
And if you want, you can reheat the chicken a few others ways.
Wrapping It All Up
Well, that is how to make truffle honey chicken Cheesecake Factory style at home!
This crispy chicken is filled with so many delicious flavors and topped with truffle honey for a sweet finish.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this truffle honey chicken recipe as much as I/we do.
As always, if you do make it, please let us know how it turned out by leaving a comment below!
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Cheesecake Factory Truffle Honey Chicken Recipe
This truffle honey chicken recipe is an insane combo of savory, sweet, fancy, and delicious! It features the crispiest fried chicken drizzled with truffle honey, then served with roasted asparagus and fluffy mashed potatoes. This dish tastes absolutely gourmet, but it only takes 30 minutes!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Cheesecake Factory
1-2 chicken breasts
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Neutral oil for frying, such as vegetable oil
2 tbsp truffle honey
And for the roasted asparagus:
1 bunch trimmed asparagus spears
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Cover the chicken with plastic wrap, and using a flat mallet, pound lightly on both sides.
- Add flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a large plastic bag and mix to combine.
- Add buttermilk to a shallow bowl.
- Dip chicken breasts well in buttermilk, put them in the bag with the flour, seal the bag, and shake to coat well.
- Fill a large skillet about ⅓- ½ full with vegetable oil and heat the oil until very hot (350ºF).
- Add the chicken breast to the skillet. Brown chicken on both sides - it should take only a few minutes.
- Reduce heat, and cover the skillet. Cook for about 10 minutes on low heat, so the chicken breast will be cooked through.
- Remove the lid, raise the heat, and continue to fry the chicken until crispy.
- Transfer to a plate with a kitchen towel.
- Drizzle chicken with Honey Truffle and serve with mashed potatoes and asparagus.
For the oven Roasted Asparagus:
- Preheat an oven to 425°F.
- Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat, then sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.
- Serving Size: 273
- Fat: 3
- Carbohydrates: 33
- Protein: 30
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This was amazing!!!
The truffle honey combination with the crispy chicken was just wow!
This was so good my whole family devoured it. I thought we’d have left overs, and I was wrong. I guess I’ll just have to make us again soon.
This was crispy crunchy and so juicy we’re totally going to make this again ASAP.
I only had regular honey at home so I used that and the chicken was delicious!!
I'll be making this from now on and just picking up cheesecake from TCF.
Can we use this recipe and air fry the chicken?
I've never been to cheesecake factory but this chicken was recipe was excellent. I can't imagine the restaurant being much better!
New fav dinner recipe.
Honey on chicken has to be the most underrated thing ever.
This was crunchy, sweet, and totally delicious.