Honey-Sriracha Chicken

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

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

  • 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!

sriracha-honey chicken
The finished product is so spicy and delicious!

 

 

 

 

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