Tender bites of chicken are coated in this flavorful honey sriracha sauce; perfect for a weeknight meal.
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.
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
- 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)
- Spray wok or large pan with fat-free cooking oil spray. Add chicken and cook until done. If needed, add some water during cooking.
- 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.
- Coat chicken in sauce. Garnish with scallions if desired. Serve over rice.
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.