Oh my.... that was one of the best copies I have ever tried. make sure to buy the hidden valley dry mix and mix with buttermilk and hellmans mayo for the copy ranch dippin sauce and you will think you brought Chili's to your house. We have 4 teens and everyone said this is the best they have ever tasted. we doubled the batter and breading to feed 6 and tripled the sauce to be sure it was enough ( which of course was perfect ). Please take our word that this is nearly 100 percent in taste to our favorite dish and was a much better buy for a large family.
Every single one of my picky eaters LOVED this recipe. I made it as-is the first time, and then started substituting ancho chili powder for chipotle ever since since my kiddos tend to prefer the sweeter flavor of ancho. I also serve the sauce on the side as a dipping sauce instead. Overall, this is one of our family favorites and everyone has said they like it even more than what they've eaten at Chili's.
This chicken is outstanding-- and really really easy to make, too! I am not a chef. I am not a spectacular cook, either. But a good recipe helps a novice cook like yours truly whip up something incredibly delicious. A few alterations: I did not have any broth, so I left it out. I also had only about 1/2 cup of honey, so I added some maple syrup to make the 2/3 cup I needed. Also, I did not have the chipotle powder, so I added a dash of chili powder. Last, I added some panko bread crumbs to the flour mixture to give it extra crunch. Those were basically my small changes. And believe me, the entire batch was polished off in 30 minutes flat! I made some baked beans and cornbread and voila! A nice, southern, comfort-filled meal! I will be adding this into my weekly rotation for sure.
Made tonight. VERY EASY. I pan fried the tenders. I've never had this in the restaurant, but boy, it tastes just like a restaurant dish! Thanks! amber
I made these chicken crispers for my family. I made the recipe as is (but i double battered the chicken) for the boys in my family. For the women who are slightly more health conscious, I put the tenderloins in a baking pan, covered them with the honey-chipotle sauce, sprinkled them with panko, and baked in the oven until tender. Both turned out fabulous. I doubled the honey-chipotle sauce because I used more than the recipe called for and I know that when we go to Chili's my boyfriend always asks for an extra side. Very delicious. Thank you for sharing!
Great recipe. Crisper come out better than Chili's in my opinion.
This is delicious! My biggest warning is to watch your oil temperature. Mine was a bit hot at the start because I started heating it up a bit early.....my mistake. The breading, batter, and sauce are perfect together. Wonderful! This deserves to be in the best of 2010! Thanks for sharing it with us gailanng and michelles3boys!
This so SOOOOOOO GOOD! I love Chilies Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers so as soon as I saw this recipe I decided to give it a try. The sauce is so excellent, we made extra, stored it and use it on multiple things in my house, chicken wraps, sandwiches, and as a dipping sauce.
Wickedly delicious. Used boullion cube. Why did I wait for so long before making this? Thank you so much for posting, and thank you Todd Wilbur for recreating this.