Baked Firecracker Chicken

Baked Firecracker Chicken Thighs brushed with a sweet and spicy firecracker sauce.

Baked Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker sauce is one of my favorites! I first introduced you guys to this amazing sauce with my Slow Cooker Firecracker Meatballs and my 20 Minute Firecracker Salmon. This sauce is amazing! It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. The sauce is made up of equal parts buffalo sauce and brown sugar with a splash of soy sauce.

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This dish is super easy to make. Simply whisk together buffalo sauce, brown sugar and soy sauce. Brush onto the chicken thighs and bake until fully cooked. When they are done I like to broil them for 1-2 minutes to brown and crisp up the skin. I like to reserve some of the sauce and heat it up to serve with the chicken.

Garnish with red pepper flakes for an added kick. I love to serve this chicken with a side of rice and a vegetable. Enjoy!

Baked Firecracker Chicken

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Serves: 4-6
Baked Firecracker Chicken Thighs brushed with a sweet and spicy firecracker sauce.

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine buffalo sauce, brown sugar and soy sauce
  3. Add the chicken thighs to the prepared pan. Brush half the sauce on the chicken.
  4. Bake until the chicken reaches 175 degrees, 30-40 minutes. Half way through cooking brush with the remaining sauce. You can also reserve some sauce and heat it up to serve with the chicken for dipping!
  5. Turn the broiler on high and cook until the skin gets browned and crispy, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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