Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Chicken

I saw this recipe on a blog I visit called Live, Laugh and Love. I am including a link to the recipe on her website, and also writing it out below. Visit Julia at Live, Laugh and Love.

So I have found really tasty chicken like this at Chinese restaurants, but I never looked for a recipe to make myself. I love this combination of ingredients for the sauce with the brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic especially. This is a keeper! So when I made this, the sauce never actually thickened so I took 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with a little water and then mixed that into the sauce. After a few minutes, it thickened up quite nicely. This was really yummy and reminded my husband and I of some of the great chicken dishes we've had at our favorite Chinese restaurants.

2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon garlic (chopped or crushed)
3 tablespoons hot sauce
1-2 pounds chicken breasts or strips (I used chicken breasts)

*optional: Add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon corn starch with water to the sauce if it doesn't thicken

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Brown the chicken on both sides.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  • Simmer, uncovered until the sauce thickens (about 10 minutes).

We made ours with rice and broccoli but my husband thought it would be great with pea pods added too. Enjoy!


  1. Ooo, Tracey, I need to try this. I love chinese food and this sounds really, really gooooood. :)

  2. Tea, it is hard not to overeat on this one! I put the sauce on my broccoli too. It does have a kick though.

  3. Thanks so much for the linky love :) I'm glad you enjoyed this!!


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