There are so many recipes out there called “copy cat” or some spelling version like that and they all offer you what they believe to be the best or closest recipe to one that you find in a popular restaurant. After checking out several different versions of this recipe and some variations of my own I have come up with the following recipe. I hope that you will give it a try and will find it to be as delicious as I do.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, remove all of the left over skin and any other unwanted parts, rinse clean and cut into bite size pieces depending on what your preference is.
- 1-1/2 cup of flour
- 1-1/2 Tab of paprika
- 1-1/2 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 tsp pepper
- Non stick cooking spray
- 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce (I use Lucille’s Smoke House original)
- 1/3 cup hot sauce
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1-1/2 Tab granulated garlic powder
- 3 Tab brown sugar
- 1-1/2 Tab soy sauce
- Crushed red pepper (I use a few shakes, adjust to your taste)
- 1-1/2 tsp of corn starch (you need to mix this with a few drops of cold water before you add it to the sauce)
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine the pepper, salt, paprika and the flour in a plastic bag. Make sure to shake it up really good then add in the pieces of chicken and shake it up to coat.
3. Have a foil lined baking sheet and also spray it with non stick cooking spray and add the pieces of chicken spreading them out evenly.
4. Put the chicken in the oven to cook and while it is doing so you will prepare the sauce.
5. For the sauce, combine the ingredients in a saucepan and heat on a medium heat for about 15 minutes, turn it to a simmer and keep it warm until the chicken is done.
6. When the chicken is done, put it into the pot of sauce and make sure it is well coated.
7. Put this into your serving bowl and serve with toothpicks and be sure to include plenty of napkins because these a saucy and very messy.
If you want to give your boneless bits a nice glaze, after you mix them put them back on the baking sheet and into the oven on broil for about 5 minutes. Be sure to watch them closely so you don’t burn them.
If you prefer to have the complete wing, bone and all you certainly can substitute them for the boneless chicken. There are those who enjoy gnawing on a chicken wing, I just don’t happen to be one of those people. Why not mix it up and make half and half, that way everyone is happy.