Firecracker Chicken

Published May 8, 2013 by thepinkgourmet

If you are looking for a sweet and spicy chicken then this is the recipe for you.  I have been wanting to try this for a long time.  It lived up to my expectations!  You can also adjust how sweet or how spicy you want it.  For me I thought it was just the right balance.  This was fairly easy to make.  It does get a little bit messy but well worth the mess.



Firecracker Chicken


    • 2-4 tablespoons canola oil
    • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 cup cornstarch
    • 2 large eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. While the oil is heating, cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Place the cornstarch in a gallon-sized ziploc bag. Put the chicken into the bag with the cornstarch and seal, tossing to coat the chicken. Whisk the eggs together in a shallow pie plate. Dip the cornstarch-coated chicken pieces in the egg and place them carefully in a single layer in the hot skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes and then flip each piece over to cook on the other side until nicely golden but not all the way cooked through. Place in a single layer in a 9X13-inch baking dish and repeat with the remaining chicken pieces.
  3. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl and pour over the chicken in the baking dish. Bake for one hour, turning the chicken once or twice while cooking to coat evenly with sauce. Serve over hot, steamed rice.




The first thing I did was get my sauce together.  Mix your brown sugar, hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, water, and salt in a bowl.


Next put your cornstarch into a baggie.




Cut up your chicken into about 1 inch pieces and put them in the baggie with the cornstarch.  Shake it up to coat the chicken.





Dip the chicken coated with cornstarch into a beaten egg.  Then cook in a skillet in oil about 1 minute on each side till brown but not done.


Place chicken in a baking pan and pour sauce over it. Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes or until done. Turn chicken a few times in the sauce while cooking.


When it is done it should look something like this.


I served mine with rice and a small salad.  The flavor of the chicken with the sauce over it was wonderful! All I can say is yum, yum, yum!  I will be adding this to my rotation of monthly meals.

I give this recipe plus out of 4……


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