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Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory Recipe

The Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory recipe is an insane combo of sweet, savory, fancy, and delicious. Although it offers all the same big restaurant-style flavors, the homemade version is much faster and cheaper. 

The Cheesecake Factory Truffle Honey Chichen features crispy chicken drizzled with truffle honey and served with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Being absolutely gourmet, this dish doesn’t require much of your time. You hardly need 30 minutes!

The best part? You don’t have to wait at the table to satisfy your cravings. This Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory recipe will come in handy.

How to Make Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory


 

Although the chicken breasts are perfectly seasoned and fried, the real difference comes with the truffle honey’s unique flavors. The combination of tangy and sweet makes the chicken heavenly and delicious. 

Truffle honey is as it sounds 一 honey infused with truffles. Infusing honey with truffles gives all the earthy, rich, and delicious flavors without spending a fortune on the mushrooms themselves. You can find it in probably any store.

But let’s now overlook the contribution of other ingredients to this chicken recipe. The other ingredients on the list are pretty basic. So you probably have them stored in your pantry somewhere. 

Ingredients:

(2 servings)

For the truffle honey chicken:

  • 1-2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp truffle honey
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Neutral oil for frying (e.g., vegetable oil)

For the roasted asparagus:

  • 1 bunch of trimmed asparagus spears 
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Cheesecake Factory Truffle Honey Chicken is the ultimate dinner to please your taste buds and treat yourself to a warm and cozy meal. 

It is a fancy dish; you can see that. However, it is really simple to make at the same time. It takes less time than waiting in line to get a table. 

The chicken is the main ingredient, but the mashed potatoes and asparagus complete the meal and are a delicious feature in this Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory.

We feature how to prepare roasted asparagus and chicken, but as for the mashed potatoes, you can use the premade kind or make mashed potatoes your way. 

Now, let’s get this party started. 

Step 1: 

Cook the asparagus. Preheat an oven to 425°F and place the asparagus spears in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, season, and toss. 

Then lay the asparagus on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for about 12-15 minutes

Step 2: 

While the asparagus is baking, you can work with the chicken. Wrap the chicken breast with plastic wrap and pound lightly on each side with the rolling pin or meat mallet. 

Step 3: 

Add flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a plastic bag and shake it well

Pour the buttermilk into a shallow bowl and dip the chicken in it. Then place the chicken breasts in a bag with the seasoned flour and shake until all pieces are coated evenly.

Step 4:

Take a large skillet and add enough oil to cover a third of the surface. Heat the oil until very hot, and place the chicken breasts in a skillet to brown each side.

Step 5:

Cover the skillet with a lid and cook the chicken for about 10 minutes on low heat. Remove the lid and raise the heat. Continue frying the chicken until crispy. 

Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly, place it on a plate lined with paper towels.

Step 6: 

Place the mashed potatoes on a plate first, then place the chicken on top and the asparagus beside it. Finish by drizzling everything with a generous amount of truffle hoy.

Your restaurant-style gourmet dinner is ready to be served.

Ingredient Substitution

Every dish has something that makes it authentic and unique. And by something, we mean some ingredient without which the dish won’t be complete. Same with the Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory. 

However, there are still some options to consider if you want to enjoy a luxurious dish without going to extra mile with the ingredients. 

1. Milk + Lemon Juice

Buttermilk is milk soured with an acid. So if you have milk and lemons on hand, you can devise a reliable hack for buttermilk

To make buttermilk, squeeze 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into a measuring cup and pour some low-fat milk into it until it measures 1 cup—Stip to combine and let it rest at room temperature for a few minutes. So you can substitute this mixture for 1 cup of buttermilk.

2. Rice Flour

Rice flour is a versatile option on its own. Although it is quite popular in Asian dishes, it is an excellent all-purpose flour substitute. You can use white rice flour, brown rice flour, and glutinous rice flour, which is gluten-free. 

Since the flour is used only to coat the chicken in this recipe, it is not a big deal. But rice flour would be a nice alternative, the same as any other plant-based flour or cornstarch.

3. Cayenne Pepper

The best alternative to paprika is cayenne pepper which offers the same spice to the dish. The red hot chili pepper is slightly stronger than paprika, no doubt. So you might need to maximize the amount you’ll put into the dish. 

Use ½ teaspoon of cayenne for each 1 teaspoon of paprika. Besides, we highly recommend you add a bit of sugar to cayenne for a more paprika-like flavor. Adding salt, on the other hand, will help to decrease the level of spiciness.

What to Serve with Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory

Since Truffle Honey Chicken is such an exquisite dish, you might wonder what could be sufficient to go along with it. You might even suggest something as luxurious as this flavorful chicken

You can serve it with something fancy, but the dinner will become too pricey. In reality, something simple on the side of the Truffle Honey Chicken will have an even better effect. 

And here are a few suggestions.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you’re not a fan of asparagus, you can go with any other roasted vegetable to complement the succulent Truffle Honey Chicken. Brussels Sprouts work great, especially when toasted with bacon and onion.  

You can’t resist something roasted with bacon, can you? You don’t. But you must remember that if the sprouts have layers, the edges will brown before the middles are cooked. So take that in mind when roasting brussels sprouts at high temperatures

Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes are ridiculously crispy on the outside, with plenty of salty crunches, which is better than a classic French fry. However, they’re also super fluffy and soft on the inside, which makes them perfect for both worlds. 

You need to shred fresh potatoes, mix them with the milk and some seasoning, and fry them in a non-stick pan to crispy perfection. Any sauce will work great on potato pancakes. But you can also drizzle them with the truffle honey and the chicken

Potato Salad

Potato salad is an excellent alternative to mashed potatoes if you want something to serve along with the Truffle Honey Chicken. Every family probably has a recipe that’s been passed down through generations. No wonder it is pretty popular. 

But this potato salad recipe is probably the best. Start with the Tukon or Russet potatoes, add some boiled eggs, and don’t mess up the dressing. 

How to Reheat Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory

You can hardly get the Truffle Honey Chicken to taste the same, especially if you don’t know how to store it properly. But that’s not your story since we’ve got some excellent reheating tips for you.

Reheat Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory in an Oven

Turn the oven on high and bake the chicken fast 一 is the key to reheating Truffle Honey Chicken in the oven. 

Preheat an oven to 400°F and place the leftover chicken on a wire rack set on a baking sheet. The air circulation should maintain the crisp. 

Reheat Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory on a Stove

Do you know what the best way to reheat fried chicken is? Fry it again! So, you need to fill the skilled with 2 inches of neutral oil, heat it, and carefully place your leftover chicken into the oil. 

Cook until crispy for about 2-3 minutes. Additionally, you can cover a skillet with a lid like before when cooking the chicken.

Reheat Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory in an Air fryer

If you want to avoid extra oil when reheating your chicken, it’s best to go with an air fryer. Preheat it to 375°F and place the chicken in the basket in a single layer. 

Air fry the chicken for about 2 minutes on each side and work in batches to avoid piling them on top.

How to Store Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory

Whether you want to store your chicken for a few days on months, you need to do it properly so you don’t end up with a spoiled chicken breast you can’t eat. 

Store Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory in the Fridge

So store your Truffle Honey Chicken in the fridge; you have to do it within 2 hours of cooking. Then remember to wrap each piece tightly in foil or place it in a shallow airtight container to eliminate any extra moisture.

Store the chicken in the fridge for no longer than 5 days

Store Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory in the Freezer

You can freeze the fried chicken and enjoy its delicious crisp again. You need to ensure it doesn’t get soggy in the freezer. For that, wrap each piece of chicken in foil and place them in a freezer bag. The airtight container works too.

Store chicken like this for up to 12 months if the temperature is 0 degrees Fahrenheit or 6 months if it’s lower.

truffle honey chicken cheesecake factory

Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory Recipe

The Truffle Honey Chicken Cheesecake Factory recipe features crispy chicken drizzled with truffle honey, roasted asparagus, and mashed potatoes. And absolutely a gourmet dish for a special occasion. It is done in less than 30 minutes. So isn't it worth a try?
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 757 kcal
Equipment
  • bowl
  • Rolling pin or meat mallet
  • Skillet
Ingredients
  
For the Truffle Honey Chicken:
  • 1-2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp truffle honey
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Neutral oil for frying (e.g., vegetable oil)
For the Roasted Asparagus:
  • 1 bunch of trimmed asparagus spears
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
Instructions
 
  • Cook the asparagus. Preheat an oven to 425°F and place the asparagus spears in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, season, and toss. 
    Then lay the asparagus on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for about 12-15 minutes
  • While the asparagus is baking, you can work with the chicken. Wrap the chicken breast with plastic wrap and pound lightly on each side with the rolling pin or meat mallet. 
  • Add flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a plastic bag and shake it well
    Pour the buttermilk into a shallow bowl and dip the chicken in it. Then place the chicken breasts in a bag with the seasoned flour and shake until all pieces are coated evenly.
  • Take a large skillet and add enough oil to cover a third of the surface. Heat the oil until very hot, and place the chicken breasts in a skillet to brown each side.
  • Cover the skillet with a lid and cook the chicken for about 10 minutes on low heat. Remove the lid and raise the heat. Continue frying the chicken until crispy. 
    Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly, place it on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Place the mashed potatoes on a plate first, then place the chicken on top and the asparagus beside it. Finish by drizzling everything with a generous amount of truffle hoy.
    Your restaurant-style gourmet dinner is ready to be served.
Nutrition
Calories: 757kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 21gFat: 59gSaturated Fat: 39gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 12gSodium: 214mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 0.6mg

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