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Franky’s Crispy Chicken

Franky’s Crispy Chicken, it was spicy, I don’t do spicy. This was ALMOST too much for me and it wasn’t even very spicy. But, the flavor was so yum that I still ate it. My hubs loooved it. I’m going to make wings next. Never done that before, but there’s always a first time for everything. I actually don’t really like wings. I’m a breast girl. (well, that sounds awkward) Anyway, this chicken really is so yummy. If you are not the worlds biggest wimp you may want to cut back on the brown sugar so it’s spicier. Either way, I think you’ll like it.

This all happened because I kept hearing about “Franks” hot sauce. I’d never had it, but apparently a lot of people around here love it. I knew there was no way I could eat it plain. I mean, it’s hot sauce. We already talked about my feelings towards spicy foods. So, I sweetened it and added a crunchy layer to the chicken. A side of mashed potatoes (with no stinkin’ dairy! bah!)and a simple spinach salad. Perfect weeknight meal.

What Are Panko Bread Crumbs?

Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb is coarsely ground into airy, large flakes.

These flakes give fried foods a light, crunchy coating. 

Can Hot Sauce Burn Your Skin?

Hot sauce can not burn your skin.

Hot peppers used in hot sauce cause a burning sensation in your throat and in your eyes, is it gets in the eyes.

But, hot sauce will not actually cause a burn.

Is Chicken Breast Healthier Than Thighs?

Both chicken thighs and breasts are good sources of lean protein.

Chicken thighs and chicken breasts do not differ that much in nutrients.

Fat is what makes the difference.

Chicken breasts have less fat and calories than thighs.

Franky’s Crispy Chicken

Franky's Crispy Chicken

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


For the Sauce

  • 1 Cup Hot Sauce Franks
  • 1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey

For the Chicken

  • 4 Chicken Breasts *boneless
  • Panko Bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • olive oil


  • Mix sauce and set aside.
  • Bread each breast.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Place each breast in the pan and cook on each side until golden.
  • Finish in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 min or until done.
  • Drizzle sauce over each breast and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Franky's Crispy Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1872mg81%
Potassium 1032mg29%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 89g99%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • We made this recipe for dinner last night and loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I have to be careful – as the man hates spicy. But, being from Buffalo, Franks is THE sauce, so I'll be trying this.

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  • Oh yummy, I am slowely morphing into all things spicy

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