Sweet and Spicy CHicken

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

This easy Sweet and Spicy Chicken is the perfect combination of a little heat and a touch of sweetness.
This chicken dish will quickly become a family favorite.  In comes together in about 20 minutes and is a perfect weeknight dinner idea.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword sweet and spicy chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 294kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp freshly minced ginger
  • 2 tsp freshly chopped garlic
  • 1-2 tsp asian chile sauce
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" strips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch, for coating
  • 2 green onions, chopped for garnish


  • Mix together brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and asian chile sauce.
  • Place chicken in bag or bowl and coat sliced chicken with cornstarch.
  • Heat oil in pan over medium heat.  Add chicken and brown on all sides.
  • Pour sauce mixture over chicken.  Simmer, uncovered until sauce thickens.  About 5-8 minutes.
  • Serve over rice, with a side of sauteed vegetables.  Sprinkle with green onion if desired.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 607mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg