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Sweet and SPicy Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

This sweet and spicy chicken recipe packs a tasty punch and takes less than half an hour to make.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 760kcal


  • 3 lbs chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cup panko may sub breadcrumbs, cornflakes or corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoons red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  • In a large zip lock combine the ½ flour, ½ panko, spices and chicken tenders, then shake to fully coat the chicken.
  • Pour buttermilk into the bag and mix the contents of all bag thoroughly. Marinate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • When marinated roll each tender into the remaining panko and flour. Then transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken tenders.
  • In a small bowl microwave together the honey and 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes for 2 minutes. (add ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper if you’d like the sauce real spicy) Remove and cool a bit.
  • When everything has cooled enough to handle, coat each chicken strips with the honey sauce. Serve warm and enjoy.


Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 987mg | Potassium: 1213mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 4mg