Honey Sriracha Chicken

Crispy Honey Sriracha Chicken is SWEET & SPICY with a touch of sourness!!!! Delicious served with all your Asian rice or noodle dishes.

trying to take a bite of honey sriracha chicken using blue chopsticks

Today, we are focussing on something delicious.

A super delicious Honey Sriracha Chicken that is Sweet and Spicy with a hint of sourness <— A perfect balance of flavors BUT WITH MORE SPICINESS.

Because, Spicy is always a good thing!

If you are into spicy foods, then here are few of my favorites: Spicy ginger garlic pita chips, Spicy Roasted Chickpeas or this Easy Shrimp Coconut Curry.

This recipe is my variation to this Sweet and Spicy sriracha cauliflower and cashews <— Easier, Healthier and Vegetarian friendly.

It is more like one of those restaurant style chicken dishes that is finger licking good.

a skillet filled with hot spicy sriracha chicken

The two main steps in the recipe:

  1. Deep fry chicken
  2. Stir fry in honey sriracha sauce

Deep fry chicken

Step-1: Stir cut chicken pieces with egg, vegetable oil, salt and pepper.

Step-2: Add cornstarch and flour and toss to coat well.

Step-3: Deep fry chicken in batches, until crispy and golden.

Stir fry in Sauce

Step-1: Add all sauce ingredients (Sriracha, honey, sugar, soy sauce, butter, red pepper flakes and lemon juice) in a skillet and let it come to a gentle boil.

Step-2: Add chicken and toss to coat well.

Finish with chopped scallions.

Notes:

Chicken thighs: I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs in this recipe since it is almost impossible to overcook. But, boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be substituted.

Spicy -This dish is a bit on the spicy side, but you can reduce the spiciness by skipping/reducing the red pepper flakes. OR you can increase the sweetness a touch. If you are like me and cannot have enough spice, then increase Sriracha.

Oil temperature – Deep frying in a moderately hot oil, might make the chicken overcooked. So make sure that the oil is hot.

Don’t overcrowd – Over crowding while deep frying will cool the oil down and result in a longer cooking time, thus resulting in over cooked chicken.

Honey Sriracha Sauce:

It is a combination of sriracha, honey, sugar, soy sauce, butter and red pepper flakes. Just add all ingredients into a pan and bring to a gentle boil before tossing in the chicken.

What to serve with honey sriracha chicken?

Here are some options to served along with this chicken:

  1. 5 minute egg fried rice
  2. Instant pot Chicken fried rice
  3. Garlic butter ramen noodles
  4. Shrimp fried rice
  5. Plain white rice
A close up shot crispy, saucy chicken

More weeknight chicken ideas:

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl 

Chicken Shawarma

Ground Chicken and Green Beans Stir Fry

Mexican Spiced Chicken

Cashew Chicken

Yield: 4 Sevings

Honey Sriracha Chicken

Honey Sriracha Chicken

Crispy and Sticky Honey Sriracha Chicken is sweet, spicy, salty with a touch of sourness!!!! Delicious served with all your Asian fried rice or noodles.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 + 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil + more for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch 
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour 

For the Honey Sriracha Sauce

To garnish

  • Chopped scallions

Instructions

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1. Add chicken, egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil into a medium bowl and stir well, until well combined.

2. Pour enough vegetable oil into a large wok or deep skillet, until it reaches about 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches in height. Heat over high heat, until hot (about 375°F)

3. In the meantime, add cornstarch and flour to the chicken and toss well, so that every chicken piece is coated with the flour mixture on all sides.

4. Deep fry chicken pieces in batches (do not overcrowd the pan), until golden and crisp (3 to 4 minutes). Drain on a paper towel lined platter and repeat process until all chicken is done.

To finish chicken


1. Add all sauce ingredients into another large frying pan or wok. Place the pan over medium-high heat and cook stirring to dissolve all ingredients and sauce begins to bubble.

2. Add chicken and continue stirring, until every chicken piece is coated well with the sauce (the sauce will be mostly evaporated at this point).

3. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped scallions.

Notes

Spicy -This dish is a bit on the spicy side, but you can reduce the spiciness by skipping/reducing the red pepper flakes. OR you can increase the sweetness a touch. If you are like me and cannot have enough spice, then increase Sriracha.

Oil temperature – Deep frying in a moderately hot oil, might make the chicken overcooked. So make sure that the oil is hot.

Don’t overcrowd – Over crowding while deep frying will cool the oil down and result in a longer cooking time, thus resulting in over cooked chicken.

Chicken thighs: I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs in this recipe since it is almost impossible to overcook. But boneless, skinless chicken breasts may be used.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 1095mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 18g

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