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Honey Sriracha Baked Chicken
Honey sriracha baked chicken is the most amazing combination of sweet, spicy, and acidic to please the taste buds. It is made with simple ingredients that I have in my pantry and freezer, making it the perfect busy weeknight meal.
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Have you tried making this honey sriracha baked chicken yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it!
Honey Sriracha Baked Chicken Ingredients
Honey Sriracha Sauce
Sriracha Sauce, ¼ cup
Honey, 2 tablespoons
Soy Sauce, 1 tablespoon
White Vinegar, 1 tablespoon
Lime Juice, 2 tablespoons, if using fresh lime, this would be about one medium lime.
Garlic, 3 cloves, minced
Cornstarch, 1 tablespoon
Chicken breast, 4 total, or about 1 pound
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Paprika, ½ teaspoon
Garlic Powder, ½ teaspoon
Thyme, ½ teaspoon
Basil, ½ teaspoon
Honey Sriracha Baked Chicken Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
In a small saucepan on a low heat, start heating up the sauce, whisking as you go. Continue heating the sauce until you reach the desired consistency and thickness you like. I like mine just slightly thinner than barbecue sauce. Once you’ve reached the desired consistency of your sauce, set it aside. You’ll notice it starts to thicken up as it heats up. Just be sure to keep whisking, because otherwise the cornstarch will burn on the burn on the bottom and become clumpy.
Heat some oil in a frying pan. I like olive for this purpose, on medium-high until the pan is hot.
While the pan is heating up, season the chicken. If needed, use a spice grinder for the dried herbs to give them the consistency of powder. This would be the salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, thyme, and basil.
Sear the chicken in your frying pan until just browned on the outside. Don’t worry about cooking it completely here. The goal right now is a delicious crust from a good hard sear in the hot frying pan. This should take about two minutes per side.
Transfer the chicken to a baking dish. Pour the sauce you set aside earlier over the chicken.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees, measured with a meat thermometer.
Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.
Garnish it with parsley and sesame seeds, and serve it with a lime wedge.
If sriracha sauce is too hot for you, feel free to use a sweet chili sauce. Or you can do half sriracha and half sweet chili sauce. It will all depend on how spicy you like your food.
Chicken cooking time will depend on the size of your chicken pieces. If you’re using tenders, start with 15 minutes, and check them. Thinner/smaller chicken breast will take about 20 minutes, and larger chicken breast can take as long as 30 minutes. Keep an eye on the chicken, and check it as needed to avoid overcooking it.
Why I Love This Recipe
This is a great recipe that I can make with my husband on any night, because it is so easy to work together on it. I often let him make the sauce and do the whisking while I prep everything else. It is a lot of fun to make it together, and enjoy each other’s company and conversations about the day.
This recipe seems like it should be complicated, but it really isn’t. It just takes some patience, and following the steps in order. I love simple yet really delicious meals that I can make at home on any given night that satisfies all my cravings.
The chicken comes out so moist and juicy in this recipe. If you have leftovers, this chicken makes an excellent addition to any salad for a great protein-packed lunch.
My husband, Nathan, raved about this recipe when I made it the first time. He told me he would be thrilled to see this in our normal meal rotation. High praise if he wants it again.
Have you tried making this honey sriracha baked chicken yet? Are you a fan? Do you enjoy the combination of sweet and spicy in meals? Did you make any substitutions? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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