Healthier Honey Sriracha Chicken

Tender bites of chicken are coated in this flavorful honey sriracha sauce; perfect for a weeknight meal.
Healthier Honey Sriracha Chicken photo
One of my favorite chicken variations has been the honey sriracha chicken I made a few months ago. I try not to make it too often because the chicken is fried, making the dish quite unhealthy.

So I decided to try making a healthier version. I used boneless chicken thighs for the most flavorful meat and chose not to fry the chicken. I also made some tweaks to the sauce to make it a little healthier.
close-up of Honey Sriracha Chicken
The new and improved version is only 292 calories per serving.

I liked this a lot, but Mr. K complained he missed the crunch of the fried chicken and how the sauce clung to the battered chicken better. Next time I’ll try making the battered crunchy chicken through baking.
Healthier Honey Sriracha Chicken on a white plate with rice

Healthier Honey Sriracha Chicken

Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2

Tender bites of chicken are coated in this flavorful honey sriracha sauce. This is a great weeknight meal.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup water + 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 scallion chopped (optional, for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Spray wok or large pan with fat-free cooking oil spray. Add chicken and cook until done. If needed, add some water during cooking.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine honey, sriracha, garlic powder, soy sauce and onion powder. Bring to a low boil. In a small bowl, dissolve water and cornstarch and then add to the sauce. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook until sauce thickens.

  3. Coat chicken in sauce. Garnish with scallions if desired. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts
Healthier Honey Sriracha Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.8g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g
Cholesterol 106.5mg 36%
Sodium 510.3mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 40.1g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 36g
Protein 23.6g 47%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 2%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

6 comments on “Healthier Honey Sriracha Chicken”

  1. I rather like the idea of this dish without the chicken being fried!  Looks good to me, must give it a try!

  2. Honey sriracha, that sounds amazing!!! Love this!

  3. Looks fantastic! Will this recipe still work well if I use fresh onion and garlic instead of the powdered stuff? 

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