Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker Chicken
Today I have a super simple and tasty baked firecracker chicken recipe for you! that is so nice and easy to make and just packed with flavour! This recipe starts with boneless and skinless chicken that is seared in a pan to lightly brown it, which adds flavour, before being roasted in the oven, all basted up in a sweet, spicy and tangy firecracker sauce! The firecracker sauce is a simple mixture of hot sauce (or chili sauce) and brown sugar (or honey) along with a touch of cider vinegar and garlic! Once the chicken is transferred to the oven to roast it is basted with the sauce a few times before being served smothered in the remaining sauce! This baked firecracker chicken is great by itself or served over rice, pasta, quinoa, etc!

Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker ChickenBaked Firecracker Chicken
Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Sweet and spicy baked chicken that is both packed with flavour and nice and light!

  • 1/2 cup hot/chili sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot or Sriracha)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the hot sauce, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and chili pepper flakes in a small sauce pan until the sugar has melted into the sauce.
  2. Heat the oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium-high heat, season the chicken with the salt and pepper, add to the pan and brown, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer to a preheated 400F/200C oven and bake until the chicken is cooked, about 10-15 minutes, basting with the sauce every 5 minutes.
  4. Enjoy with the remaining sauce!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 244, Fat 6g (Saturated 0.8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 82mg, Sodium 1011mg, Carbs 19g (Fiber 0, Sugars 17g), Protein 26g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


We Are Not Martha said...

This is the perfect way to kick up an otherwise boring chicken breast. It looks so flavorful!


Unknown said...

Your sodium count is wrong it's way higher then what you have listed, not only that but if you think 1100mg in one meal is good when a person's whole daily Intake is 1200mg is crazy

Sue/the view from great island said...

I'm drawn to any recipe with the word firecracker in the title ~ this looks amazing!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Love the sauce on this chicken!

Maria Lichty said...

Josh will love the heat from this sauce!


This looks fantastic!!

THE IslandGirl and Makijo said...

Making this NOW! This has been saved in my Pinterest for awhile and I thought it would be a great night to have it!

Mary Barbot said...

Hoping to try this on the grill.

Katherine Spaude said...

Hi Kevin! I made this recipe last night. I was worried about the amount of chili sauce (I used Sriracha) so I cut back to 1/4 cup. I will make again but I think I'll cut the Sriracha back to 1/8 cup. We enjoyed it. I will make again but will try it on rice and broccoli (like your photo). The flavors will compliment those foods. Also, I think it would be great on shrimp too. Thanks for the recipe.

Helena said...

Such a great recipe and amazing pictures of the steps! Definitely on my to-do list now Kevin!

Spitzer said...

Greetings from Germany. I tried your recipe and i was amazed by how easy you can make such a delicious meal with so few ingredients.

Dr Martin Huang said...

Nice! Amazing photos and a power pack name for your dish!
I guess I will double up the spice level as I am a big fan of spicyness!

cris said...

Delicious chicken! I used a sweet chili sauce with just a couple teaspoons of Sriracha and brown sugar plus the other ingredients. I cut my breasts in half lengthwise so they didn't need to go in the oven. Can't wait to make again, I served with brown rice and broccoli!

Terrilynn said...

I modified the recipe a pinch, I use 1/4 cup of sweet chili sauce & 1/4 cup of Frank's i put 1 Tablespoon of cayenne in the chicken cubes I only had 2 boneless skinless chicken breast so I added some shrimp. It turned out great.

Katrena Hale said...

I made this the other night. Fabulous recipe. Very easy and yummy

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