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Firecracker Chicken

A spicy-sweet chicken recipe that's easy and flavorful
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken tenders, entree
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 388kcal


  • 1.5 lb boneless chicken breast or tenders
  • cup corn starch
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup buffalo sauce I like Frank's
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 scallions cleaned and thinly sliced


  • In a bowl, mix together buffalo sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, ginger and chili flakes and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Cut chicken into 1½ inch pieces
  • Mix chicken with corn starch and place in a colander to shake off extra corn starch
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high
  • Quickly dip chicken pieces in egg and place in a single layer in pan
  • Sauté chicken for a few minutes per side until light brown. Chicken will not be fully cooked at this point
  • Remove chicken from pan and place on a paper towel to remove extra oil
  • Place chicken in a 9 x 13 baking dish and pour sauce over chicken
  • Toss chicken in sauce and place in oven for 20 minutes. Tossing once during cooking time
  • Remove from oven and top with sliced scallions


To make this recipe less spicy leave the red chili flakes out or increase the brown sugar. To make the sauce spicier add more chili flakes.


Serving: 1serving | Sodium: 986mg | Calcium: 51mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 248IU | Sugar: 27g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 720mg | Cholesterol: 232mg | Calories: 388kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 40g | Carbohydrates: 37g | Iron: 2mg