Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets

3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cutlets – thinly sliced
2 cups bread crumbs, Panko Japanese bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.  Set aside until serving.
Chicken:  In large glass bowl, whisk buttermilk, pepper sauce, mustard, egg and 1 teaspoon oregano.  Add cutlets; turn to coat with marinade.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours. 
In shallow dish, toss together bread crumbs, remaining oregano, salt and pepper.  Set aside mixture.  In deep pot, heat oil until 350 degrees on deep fat frying thermometer – or until crumbs sizzle when dropped into the oil.  One at a time, remove cutlets from marinade and coat with bread crumbs.  Fry until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.
Serve with dipping sauce.
8  Servings

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