Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice

It was one of those evenings when I’m thinking….what on earth am I going to make for dinner tonight. 

Then, out of nowhere, I started to crave something chicken and sauce related….

….something with a sweet and spicy hot flavor with sauce that dripped into a bed of rice.

Thanks to the ingredients I had on hand in my cupboard, refrigerator, and freezer pantry, this delicious recipe came about.

It’s so good because the sweetness of the sauce is countered by the spicy hot red pepper flakes. 

The coconut milk seems to bring of the flavors together and gives the sauce a nice consistency.

Then the yumminess continues with the subtle taste of the sesame seeds and the crunchiness of the green onions.

Whew…I think I was just in a trance talking about this dish….I’m just now coming to.

Hopefully you have most of these ingredients on hand in your pantry….maybe not the coconut milk though.

So pick up a couple cans of canned coconut milk just for fun (an extra one as a spare) and make this super delish recipe…it’s sooo good.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

For the chicken……

….and for the rice.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Rice:

Remove the seeds from the jalapeno pepper (unless you prefer more heat).

Dice the jalapeno pepper and the onion.

Add the rice, jalapeno pepper and onion to a rice cooker pan.

Next add a cup of water to the rice cooker pan…..

….and start cooking the rice.

For the Chicken:

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil.

Add the chicken to the skillet and stir the pieces around in the olive oil.

Next add the red pepper flakes to the chicken.

Then add the pepper and stir the chicken.

Add the honey and stir it in with the chicken.

Next add the soy sauce….

….and your favorite barbeque sauce.

Then stir all of the ingredients together.

If the sauce is bubbling too much, turn the heat down just a bit.

Give it another stir or two.

Add the coconut milk….

….and stir it into the chicken mixture.

Cook the chicken a few more minutes and then it should be about time for the rice to be ready.

Assemble the Dish:

Add the cooked rice to your serving dishes.

Top with the chicken mixture.

Garnish with the sesame seeds….

….and cut green onions.

Enjoy!

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the Chicken:
2 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
¼ teaspoon ground Black Pepper
1 tablespoon Honey
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
½ cup Barbeque Sauce
½ cup canned Coconut Milk
1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds
2 Green Onions (cut in 1 inch-size pieces; both the green and white parts of the onion)

For the Rice:
1 cup Basmati Rice
1 Jalapeno Pepper
¼ of a Red Onion
2 cups Water

Directions:

For the Rice: Remove the seeds from the jalapeno pepper (unless you prefer more heat). Dice the jalapeno pepper and the onion. Add the rice, jalapeno pepper and onion to a rice cooker pan. Next add a cup of water to the rice cooker pan and start cooking the rice.

For the Chicken: Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the chicken to the skillet and stir the pieces around in the olive oil. Next add the red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, honey, soy sauce, and barbeque sauce to the chicken. Then stir all of the ingredients together. Stir in the coconut milk. Cook the chicken a few more minutes and then the rice should be just about ready.

Assemble the Dish: Add the cooked rice to your serving dishes and top with the chicken mixture. Garnish with the sesame seeds and cut green onions.

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10 Responses to “Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice”

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    Tina@flourtrader — March 1, 2012 at 9:33 am

    After seeing all those pictures, I am now craving this. Good thing I stocked up on coconut milk. I usually stick to the list, but something told me I would be needing it. This recipe does have some good flavor ingredients and looks fairly easy to prepare. Glad you posted this one-yum!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 1st, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

      Hi Tina, so glad you like it. Have a nice weekend!

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    Cookie — March 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    YUM! I have all the ingredients on hand and can’t wait to make this! Coconut Milk does bring flavors together, which is why I ordered a dozen cans from Amazon! LOL.

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 1st, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

      So glad to know others stock up on things like I do! Coconut milk is fun to have on hand for recipes. Have a great day!

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    Ann — March 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Wow – that is absolutely stunning! I love this sort of dish and this one is stellar!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 1st, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

      Hi Ann, thank you!

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    Kim Bee — March 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Oh my gosh this is really amazing. I want to make this asap. I am suppose to be going to bed and all I want to do it make this yummy chicken.

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 2nd, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

      Hi Kim, you’re so funny. I hope you don’t have bad dreams about this chicken. Thank you and have a nice weekend!

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    joy — April 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    wow!!!…yummy…. i like rice….i love this…it has everything in it…i love chillies, jalapenos…anything hot and spicy…i never tried cooking rice this way…i can’t w8 to try it out soon…ahahahahahah…hot spicy rice gonna be my new staple :) …then the saucy chicken…yumyum yum…. coco milk is best really with anything spicy…yumyumyum…

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    • CouponClippingCook — April 5th, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

      Hi Joy, so glad you like it. Thank you and have a nice weekend!

      Reply

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