Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker Chicken

This easy to make Firecracker Chicken is one of my family’s favorite dinners. The chunks of chicken are always tender and the sauce is a wonderful combination of sweet and sour with a great balance of heat. I like to serve this over white rice which soaks up some of the sauce, but it also makes this a very satisfying meal. Add a veggie if you like.

Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker Chicken

This kicked up firecracker chicken is perfect served over rice. It’s fast and easy to make, and the results are always spectacular. The tender chunks of white meat chicken are coated with a sweet and spicy sauce that everyone will love.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Tags: Chicken, Easy, Spicy
Servings: 4
Calories: 629kcal


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup bottled buffalo sauce
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • cooked rice, for serving
  • sliced green onions, for garnish


Preheat oven to 400° F.

  • In a large bowl, add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Add cornstarch and gently toss until chicken is completely coated. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs.
  • In a large skillet, add oil and heat over medium-high heat. Dip seasoned and coated chicken into the beaten eggs, and add to skillet. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes; with a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a platter lined with paper towels.

Make the Firecracker Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, buffalo sauce, apple cider vinegar, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt.
  • Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; add the chicken. Pour the Firecracker sauce over the chicken. Bake in the preheated oven about 35 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve over cooked white rice and garnish with sliced green onions.


Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg
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