This Sweet and Spicy Chicken has taken the top spot as my new favorite chicken recipe to cook on the stove top! There are a ton of chicken recipes out there. I have tried a lot of them. And a lot of them have failed. Sometimes all the new chicken recipes I try start to blend together. They all taste the same. I mean really, how many different ways can you cook a chicken?
Well, this Sweet and Spicy Chicken takes the cake! It is flavorful, moist, tender and quick! All great qualities for in a good chicken recipe. Plus, the flavor is incredibly balanced. It is not too sweet and definitely not too spicy. My kids (ages 5 and 2) ate it and loved it! It is addicting. You might not be able stop eating it. When you look at the ingredients you may think it seems like a lot, but I promise, it’s quick and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your spice cabinet. This makes the perfect weeknight meal. It is big on flavor but short on time. There is no marinating required. All of the flavor is just in the spice rub that you put on the chicken prior to cooking it on the stove top. I served this with rice and corn (two favorites among my kids) but you could easily serve this Sweet and Spicy Chicken with just about any side. It is a very versatile dish. You could try these Fluffy New Potatoes or even these green beans. Whatever you do, add this chicken to your menu, you will not be sorry!
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 pound chicken breast, skinless and boneless (I used 1 large chicken breast from Sam’s that I cut into 4 separate pieces)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a small bowl, combine all the spices.
- Place chicken on a plate or in a zip top bag and sprinkle the spice mixture evenly onto the chicken, making sure to use it all.
- In a large pan, heat the butter and oil until over medium heat.
- Add the chicken to the pan and cook until chicken is cooked through and has a nice crisp edge from the spice mixture.
Recipe Source: What’s Cookin’ Chicago