Ok, so this has been an obsession of mine for a week now– I’ve already made it twice! My husband used to make wings coated in a similar honey-sriracha sauce for me all the time. Lately, I have been putting it on chicken breast as a healthier alternative and I may even like it better this way!
The sauce is simple and the recipe does not take much time at all. Usually I like to pair it with my jicama-pineapple salad mentioned in this post. The cooling effect of the jicama and pineapple helps to offset the spiciness and this is definitely going to be a regular summer dinner for us.
If you prefer it more or less spicy, you can always adjust the levels of sriracha and honey accordingly, or even add a little water to the sauce before reducing it. The nice part is it is easy to adjust and, fair warning, it has a decent kick to it!
Sriracha-Honey Chicken Recipe
2 or 3 chicken breasts, cut into about 1-1 1/2 inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (my absolute favorite is the
Spanish smoked paprika from Penzey’s spices!)
about 2-3 tablespoons flour
drizzle sesame oil (for pan)
For the sauce:
about 1/3 cup sriracha
1/3 cup honey
I clove or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon flour (optional, used as a thickener)
- To prepare the chicken, cut it into about 1-inch pieces. Toss the salt, pepper, paprika, and flour with the chicken breast pieces.
- Place sesame oil in a skillet on medium heat (I like to use my Le Creuset dutch oven because it’s amazing).
- Once oil is heated, add chicken and cook, turning pieces over a few times during the cooking. I think about 12 minutes, though depending on your cookware or stove, this could be different, so just check it every few minutes.
- While the chicken is cooking in the pan, whisk together the sriracha, honey, sesame oil, and minced garlic. Add flour if desired, then place mixture in saucepan on medium heat.
- When the sauce begins to boil, stir and reduce to low heat, stirring occasionally. After about 5-6 minutes, it should thicken and can be removed from the heat.
- Once chicken is done cooking, add the sauce and serve.
Hopefully those directions make sense!