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Firecracker Chicken

I discovered this recipe over a year ago, and I’ve probably made it at least 2 dozen times since. It’s really that good. A combination of sweet and spicy, it’s quite reminiscent of a takeout dish. I’ve altered the preparation method from the original one that I found, but the results are just as delicious and reduces the cooking time.

Firecracker Chicken

Yield: 4-6 servings

1 1/2 – 2 pounds chicken
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup buffalo sauce
2 eggs, scrambled
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon vinegar (I used red wine, white or apple cider also work)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 -1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, buffalo sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Stir until smooth, and set aside.

firecracker chicken sauce

Dice chicken into 1-inch chunks and place into a large, resealable bag.

Pour in the beaten eggs, seal and mix around until all chicken is coated.

Place chicken, a few pieces at a time, into another large bag with the flour and shake until coated.

Repeat until all chicken is coated.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet, add the chicken and cook until golden brown on all sides.

firecracker chicken cooking

Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken and simmer until sauce thickens – about five minutes.

Top with parsley, scallions or other fresh herbs, and serve with white rice.

firecracker chicken recipe

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