Make the hot honey sauce. Add the honey, red pepper flakes or chiles, apple cider vinegar, and garlic to a small saucepan and mix. Heat the honey over medium/high heat and bring to a gentle boil.
Remove the honey from the heat and pour the honey into a mason jar. Set aside to cool.
Preheat the air fryer to 370-375ºF.
Next, slice the chicken into1.5-2-inch pieces and set it aside.
Place the corn flakes, flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, ground mustard, and paprika into a food processor and pulse on low until the mixture has turned into the consistency of bread crumbs. Pour the cornflake mixture into a medium-sized bowl.
Crack the eggs into another medium-sized bowl and add the water. Whisk the two ingredients together until combined.
Coating the chicken is going to be a double dredge process. Dredge a piece of chicken through the egg mixture. Let the egg drip from the chicken and then dredge the chicken through the corn flake mixture until the chicken is coated. Next, dredge the chicken through the egg and cornflake mixture one more time and set the chicken on a plate. Repeat this step until all the chicken is coated.
Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or oil. Place as many chicken pieces in your air fryer as you can manage without crowding the basket. We could fit about 11 small pieces of chicken in our air fryer. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over the chicken and cook the chicken for 4 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. The second cook time could vary based on what air fryer you use. Repeat this step until all the chicken is cooked.
Place the crispy chicken into a large mixing bowl and drizzle ½ cup of hot honey over the chicken and gently toss the chicken with the honey. If you would like more hot honey, add more honey!
Serve alone or next to your favorite side dishes.