Tequila Fried Chicken

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5 Boneless Chicken Thighs
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
160 ml tequila
1/2 cup lime juice
1/3 cup tequila
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp hot sauce
Hamburger buns
Oil for frying


  1. In a bowl whisk together 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/2 tsp baking powder,  1/2 tsp granulated garlic and 1/2 tsp salt together.  Coat chicken and set aside.
  2. In another bowl mix together flour, 1/2 cup corn starch, remaining baking powder, salt, garlic powder, cayenne and tequila to form a batter.
  3. Heat oil in a shallow cast iron pan to 170C.  Coat dredged chicken in batter and place in oil gently.
  4. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Take out and Drain on paper towel.  Keep warm in an oven at 130C.
  5. In a sauce pot mix together 1/3 cup tequila, lime juice, honey, brown sugar and hot sauce.  Bring to a boil and let reduce until thick like caramel.
  6. Pour sauce over chicken to coat.
  7. Pile mayo, lettuce and chicken on a bun.
  8. Enjoy!