Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Chicken


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About this recipe: Chicken strips are cooked in a sweet, sticky and spicy sauce made from brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, hot sauce, ginger and garlic. It's delicious served with freshly cooked rice.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh root ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into 1cm strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

  1. Mix together dark brown soft sugar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Lightly salt and pepper the chicken strips.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken strips and brown on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Simmer uncovered until the sauce thickens, 8 to 10 minutes.

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Reviews (18)


This may be a daft question but I am an absolute beginner in cooking - what is hot sauce? I googled it but the first hit was a wiki page which claims there are thousands of varieties of hot sauce! Recipe looks delicious! - 03 Sep 2012


Delicious!! It was a tough call for my hubby to decide whether to finish all the leftovers tonight or leave it for lunch tomorrow The only change I made was with the chicken, I cut up 4 chicken breasts into large chunks and coated them in 1/2 cup flour (that had the salt and pepper mixed it). I then browned them with the flour mixture on and followed the rest of the recipe to the 'T'. We love spicy food but the 2 Tbsp were a bit much so I cut it back to 1 Tbsp. StevenMcC- I always use Tabasco hot sauce but there are so many it doesn't really matter- enjoy trying different ones...though they are basically the same except for the extreme ones (ie- 100% Pain is the name of one we just tried a few weeks ago!). - 06 Sep 2012


Lovely recipe! Very simple and very quick. I coated the chicken strips in flour first and I doubled the amount of sauce using some of the sauce to stir in with boiled rice. If your not used to hot food use half of the hot sauce (I used Tabasco). Will definitely be making this again! - 10 May 2013

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