Binary Recipe: Firecracker Chicken2 min read
This 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
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Heat the oil in a skillet, medium heat.
- Cut the chicken in to 1 inch pieces, season with salt and pepper.
- Put the cornstarch in a ziploc bag, put the chicken in the bag and coat everything.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mix the sauce ingredients well and pour all over the chicken.
- Bake for an hour – at 30 minutes turn and stir the chicken around to get a full coat.
- 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.
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