Thai Chile Honey

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    1 cup

Appears in

The Bacon Bible

The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

Adding some heat to your everyday honey turns it into a really delicious condiment that is great drizzled over biscuits and fried chicken. Here, I use Thai chiles, which add a potent, lingering heat even through the sweetness of the honey. If you can’t find Thai chiles, serrano chiles will work well, too. At BarBacon, we use this as a dip for our Kentucky Fried Bacon Bites.


  • 1 cup (240 ml) clover honey
  • 3 Pickled Thai Chiles, thinly sliced; or 2 pickled serrano chiles (pickled same way as the Thai chiles), drained and minced


In a small bowl, combine the honey and Thai chiles. Let the honey sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.