April 24, 2024

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Binary Recipe: Firecracker Chicken

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Firecracker ChickenThis dish is spicy with a great balance of sweetness to bring it back down to tolerable levels. There are a few different alternatives you can do with this one and make it as spicy or as sweet as your palate can handle.

The time needed for prep to serve is a little over an hour with most of that time spent in the oven.

At the end I have my opinions on what I would think good alternative additions to the ingredients and cooking would be. I haven’t tried them out yet, but I will next time this comes up on the Binary Blogger home menu.

Ingredients For The Chicken

  • 4 tablespoons of oil (Canola or olive)
  • 1 – 2 pounds of boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Ingredients For The Sauce

  • 1/3 cup of Franks Sauce (I used the Buffalo Sauce but any hot sauce will work)
  • 1 cup of packed Light Brown Sugar  (This is where the sweet comes from, next time I make this I will cut this back to 3/4 to 1/2 cup, but I like more heat than sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet, medium heat.
  3. Cut the chicken in to 1 inch pieces, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the cornstarch in a ziploc bag, put the chicken in the bag and coat everything.
  5. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, dip the coated chicken in the egg and cook in the oil for a few minutes. Until the are starting to get brown.
  6. Place the cooked chicken in to a baking dish, 9×13, 8×11 depending on how much chicken. For a pound I used an 8×11.
  7. Mix the sauce ingredients well and pour all over the chicken.
  8. Bake for an hour – at 30 minutes turn and stir the chicken around to get a full coat.
  9. Make white rice and serve chicken on top.


I made this and the Binary household loved it. I always take recipes I get and make them exactly as a baseline before I experiment with them. This one I would add in a few extra ingredients to give it a little more substance and flavor variety

  • Cut up a Green, Yellow, and Red pepper. Green for sure. Put it into the baking dish at 30 minute mark, I think full hour would make them too soggy.
  • Green onion over the top at serving.
  • I have a bottle of Franks Cayenne sauce I will try next but the buffalo sauce was excellent too.
  • Cut back on the brown sugar.

Bon Appétit


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