Firecracker Chicken Recipe

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Naomi Wood Modified: March 22, 2022
Firecracker Chicken Recipe

How To Make Firecracker Chicken

Make a sweet and spicy dinner with this firecracker chicken. It’s made with crispy chicken pieces tossed in a blend of hot sauce, sugar, and rice vinegar.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • lbschicken breasts,boneless skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • cupcornstarch
  • 2eggs,beaten
  • 3tbspvegetable oil
  • cupbuffalo hot sauce
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • 1tbsprice vinegar
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,or more to taste
  • ¼cupgreen onions,sliced
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.

  2. Place the chicken pieces on a plate and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the chicken and toss to coat evenly.

  3. Dip each piece of chicken into the beaten eggs.

  4. Heat the oil over high heat in a large pan. Place the chicken in a single layer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Work in batches, if needed.

  5. Place the chicken pieces in a single layer in the 9×13-inch pan.

  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the buffalo sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Pour the sauce over the chicken.

  7. Bake for 35 minutes, stirring once halfway through to coat the chicken with the sauce.

  8. Top with green onions and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 508.44kcal
  • Fat: 28.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.59g
  • Fiber: 0.50g
  • Sugar: 18.07g
  • Protein: 32.60g
  • Cholesterol: 170.70mg
  • Sodium: 625.86mg
  • Calcium: 52.21mg
  • Potassium: 420.46mg
  • Iron: 1.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 73.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.25mg
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