Orleans Honey Sauce Chicken Legs.

Orleans Honey Sauce Chicken Legs.


  • 8 chicken legs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Honey Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (adjust according to spice preference)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Dredge each chicken leg in the seasoned flour mixture, coating them thoroughly. Shake off any excess flour.
  3. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken legs and fry them until golden brown on all sides, about 5-6 minutes per side. Work in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan.
  4. Once the chicken legs are cooked, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and apple cider vinegar to create the honey sauce.
  6. Pour the honey sauce into the same skillet used to cook the chicken. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the fried chicken legs to the skillet with the honey sauce. Coat the chicken legs evenly with the sauce, turning them to ensure they are well coated.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and let the chicken legs simmer in the sauce for about 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  9. Remove the skillet from the heat. Serve the Orleans Honey Sauce Chicken Legs hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  10. Enjoy the delicious and flavorful chicken legs with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes, collard greens, or cornbread.

This recipe will give you tender and juicy chicken legs with a tangy and slightly sweet honey sauce. Feel free to adjust the level of spice by adding more or less hot sauce according to your preference. Enjoy your soul food meal!