Honey Sriracha Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

This chicken dish is similar to the popular Chinese American Orange Chicken dish, except it's made with a honey and sriracha sauce. It's a little sweet, a little salty, with a spicy tangy kick from the sriracha.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb raw boneless chicken thigh meat cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup water + 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup cornstarch for coating
  • 1 whisked extra large egg for coating
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh scallions optional, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts optional, for crunch
  • 2 cups cooked rice for serving

Directions:

  1. Pour oil into frying pan at least 1 inch deep and heat to medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk egg. In a separate small bowl, pour 1 cup cornstarch. Coat chicken cube first in egg mix, then coat in cornstarch and then put into heated frying pan. Fry for a few minutes until chicken is a golden brown. You can do a few pieces at a time, in small batches until all the chicken is used up. Place already fried chicken aside on plate lined with paper towel.

  2. In a small saucepan, add the honey, sriracha, garlic powder, soy sauce and onion powder. Turn saucepan to low heat. Completely dissolve cornstarch into water in a small bowl and add to sauce. Bring to a low boil and cook until sauce becomes thick.

  3. Set aside about 1/3 of the sauce. Leave remaining 2/3 in saucepan and add in fried chicken pieces and coat with sauce. (If your sauce pan is too small, you can also move the sauce and chicken to a bigger pan to finish cooking. If desired, add chopped peanuts. Serve chicken over rice. Pour the remaining sauce on top the chicken before serving. Garnish with chopped scallions.

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