Monday, May 19, 2014

What's for Dinner Sunday addition~

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but we are enjoying having our youngest at home for a few weeks before she heads back to the university for a summer session.

Prior to her coming home, she emailed me this recipe and said we should give it a try.  Well, I waited until she was home to enjoy it with us.

We all agreed...YUMMO, and definite keeper.

Firecracker Chicken

Yields 4 servings, original recipe found here.


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 C cornstarch
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 C vegetable oil

For the sauce:

3/4 C Imperial Sugar, Light Brown Sugar (we used our usual organic from Whole Foods)
1/3 C buffalo sauce, or more, to taste
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or more, to taste


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish or coat with non-stick spray.
To make sauce, whisk together sugar, buffalo sauce, vinegar, salt, red pepper flakes and 1 TBS of water in a large bowl; set aside.
In a large bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in cornstarch and gently toss to combine. Working one at a time, dip the chicken into the eggs.
Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan.  Add chicken and cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; discard excess oil.
Add chicken to prepared baking dish. Top with buffalo sauce mixture.  Place into oven and bake until the sauce has thickened, about 45 minutes, turning over every 15 minutes to evenly coat the chicken.
Serve Immediately.

We served with Jasmine rice.  While this dish has a nice sweet heat to it, my spicy-hot loving family would have wanted to kick it up a notch (so next time I will add a bit more buffalo sauce and peppers to taste).


Hoping to get some projects out of the way this week, if this rain will ever end!!!  Praying this is not a repeat of last summer (30 days + straight of rain).


Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

You have the best recipes! This sounds like one that my husband would absolutely love!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I love firecracker chicken - and shrimp too! This would make a great appetizer for summer served with a nice cold beer :-)

Allison said...

My husband loves spicy food so I will make this for him. I think he will really enjoy it. Hope the rain ends soon for you Lauren! We're in a drought in CA. Send the rain our way!

Katie Clooney said...

Never heard of it before but it sounds right up my alley!

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Looks yummy! Do you make your own buffalo sauce?

Glad you're enjoying time with your daughter! :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

yum-o!! i love that your daughter found a recipe to give it a try so you could make a blog post out of it so we can all try it for ourselves! and i love how much chinese food you make, i never get enough of chinese and i blame that on my husband for not really liking it

Mike @TheIronYou said...

I am so copying this recipe Laurean (and totally giving you credit for it!) OK?

Erin@ Live Pretty on a Penny said...

looks good. I love a good recipe that has the appropriate amount of spice. I hope to add this to my meal planning soon!

Brandi said...

Yum! Firecracker sounds nice and hot and spicy. My husband and kids will appreciate your sauce.

Leslie said...

Perfect for the 4th of July! Looks so good Lauren. You always come up with the best ideas for meals. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great week.


Jamie said...

My husband would love this. I need to try some new recipes.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This sounds like something that we need to try! We love anything that's spicy; so, this would be a hit!

Val said...

Sounds so good. My kids would love this.

Linda P said...

Woohoo spicy and delicious. perfect for the holiday. I have made shrimp and wings that way. Have a great week. xo

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Wow, you've been busy in the kitchen. All of your recipes look so good!! We'll have to try this chicken out soon.