Sweet and Spicy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken

Craving Sweet and Spicy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken? Put down your phone — no need to order-in this delicious dish! Covered in homemade honey sriracha sauce, the best oven baked chicken recipe can be made right in your kitchen in less than 30 minutes.

Looking for more easy sriracha recipes? Try my 20-Minute Sriracha Chicken, Honey Sriracha Salmon or my Slow Cooker Sriracha Meatballs!

Wooden spatula putting chicken bites on round white plate

Sweet and Spicy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken

I absolutely love all things sriracha — it is one of my favorite sauces and I tend to use it on everything! Really, though, I love anything spicy. If I’m not reaching for a glass of water it’s just not spicy enough for me. So when I needed to give my baked chicken recipe a spicy kick, I knew my sriracha sauce would be the perfect ingredient.

This oven-baked chicken has just the right level of spice, balanced out with the added sweetness from honey. If you prefer more heat and less sweet, you can always add more sriracha or red pepper flakes. Need to cool it down? Just add a little more honey or low-sodium soy sauce.

While I know ordering take-out is always an easy weeknight meal solution, I guarantee this recipe is simple enough to make in your own kitchen (and healthier, too). Plus, it takes less time than waiting for delivery! You will be eating these delicious, sweet and spicy chicken bites in less than 30 minutes. Whip up the sauce while the chicken is cooking in the oven, toss everything together and serve!

Honey sriracha chicken bites on black surface

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • Boneless chicken breast
  • All purpose flour
  • Egg
  • Panko breadcrumbs

For the Sriracha Sauce

  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic clove
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Water
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

Wooden spatula stirring chicken bites cooking in black skillet

How to make Honey Sriracha Chicken

This chicken is so easy to make! Start by breading your chicken with flour, bake in the oven for 15 minutes. While the chicken bakes work on the sauce, then toss with the cooked chicken and enjoy.

Prep the Sriracha Sauce

  1. Combine oil and garlic: Add oil and garlic to a large saucepan. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add remaining ingredients: Whisk in soy sauce, honey, sriracha, water and crushed red pepper.
  3. Cook: Cook sauce on high heat until it thickens, stirring constantly, approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Set aside: Keep on low heat until you are ready to toss with the chicken.

Bake the Chicken

  1. Preheat oven: To 400 degrees F.
  2. Bread chicken: Begin with flour, egg, and then Panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Transfer to baking sheet: Line chicken onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking mat.
  4. Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until fully cooked and lightly brown on the outside.
  5. Add sauce: Take chicken out of the oven and toss with the Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Sauce.
  6. Enjoy: Serve immediately and garnish with extra red pepper flakes and green onions if desired.

Chicken bites cooking in black skillet

What to serve with Honey Sriracha Chicken

  • Add a side of Pad Thai. I told you, no need for takeout! Load these delicious rice noodles up with your favorite veggies and fresh herbs — I always love to throw in bean sprouts, bell peppers, and carrots. This restaurant-quality Pad Thai will only add an extra 30 minutes to your cook time.
  • You can’t go wrong with a veggie stir-fry. Stir-fried veggies are always an excellent side dish and are super easy to make, too. You can use whatever is in your pantry and even add in some of the honey sriracha sauce for added flavor. Leave out the noodles to keep this dish low carb.
  • And my favorite, the Egg Roll in a Bowl! I’m a huge fan of “bowl” meals these days — rice bowls, smoothie bowls, cereal bowls — but this Egg Roll in a Bowl really does take the prize. It’s healthy, requires only one skillet, is gluten free, keto-friendly, and low carb. The best part? The leftovers are GREAT!

Honey sriracha chicken bites on black surface

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Sweet and Spicy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken

4.67 from 24 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Covered in homemade honey sriracha sauce, the best oven baked chicken recipe can be made right in your kitchen in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

Sweet and Spicy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken

  • 8 ounces boneless chicken breast cubed
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Sauce

  • Add oil and garlic to a large saucepan. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in soy sauce, honey, sriracha, water and crushed red pepper. Cook sauce on high heat until it thickens, stirring constantly. (About 2 minutes.)
  • Set aside and keep on low heat until you are ready to toss with the chicken.

Sweet and Spicy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Start by breading your chicken. Begin with flour, egg and then Panko breadcrumbs.
  • Line chicken onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking mat.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until fully cooked and lightly brown on the outside.
  • Take chicken out of the oven and toss with the Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Sauce.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with extra red pepper flakes and green onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Spicy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 765mg33%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken, Easy Dinner Recipe, Honey Sriracha Sauce, Sweet and Spicy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken

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  • Gwen

    I’m going to try with chicken thighs tomorrow. Did you try it?

  • Any idea on the number of calories in this round about?? Making for lunch today…

  • Roxanne Gariépy

    Delicious recipe, tasted excellent over a bed of asian noodles and soya beans. Flavours were great, although it was a bit too spicy for me. I would recommend adding the sriracha by taste rather than the full quantity for anyone unsure about too much spicyness.

  • Shawn

    Hey Kelley;

    First off, I absolutely love and make it quite often! I do however have a question that you might be able to shed some light on. During the flower, egg, pakno stage I always have major issues getting tons of egg and pakno on my hands while dipping the chicken in them. Do you have a process that seems to work well to keep your hands (remotely) clean during the breading?

    Thanks,

    Shawn

  • Hi Shawn!

    Great question! I use one hand ONLY for the dry ingredients and one hand ONLY for the wet ingredients. This helps from getting thick breading on your fingers.

    I hope this helps! Thank you!

    Kelley

  • Christina

    I’m usually good at following recipes and consider myself a better than decent cook. With that being said I don’t know what went wrong with the sauce but I’m glad I tasted it because it tasted bitter and would have ruined my chicken. I ended up having to come up with a quick sauce so I threw some honey, ketchup, and sriracha together with a splash of oj. It saved the dish but I won’t be making it again.

  • Dev

    Love this recipe, as we like spicy food. I love the combination of honey with sriracha and I generally make this sauce with crispy cauliflower. Going to try it with chicken sometime. Thanks for sharing.

  • Gary

    Great recipe, i found that for 2 chicken breasts diced, i needed to double the sauce ingredients for it all to get a cover.

  • callmeafoodie

    AS PROMISED, WAYYYY BETTER THAN TAKE OUT !!
    Callmeafoodie – I made this using 2 full chicken breasts. I tripled the sauce recipe more or less and I adjusted the red pepper flakes to my liking (1 tsp total) , I also added onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the flour for dredging. I mixed panko and seasoned breadcrumbs and used well over 2 cups of it. I mixed a tablespoon of cornstarch into my water before adding it to unsure it got thick enough to really coat the chicken ! If I had of served this over rice, I would have doubled my tripled version of the recipe.

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