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Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice

Quick and easy to make and full of flavor.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Boneless skinless chicken breasts come in so handy for quick and easy meals like this one.

In this recipe, chicken is sautéed with dried red pepper flakes and ground pepper to give it some heat.

And since spicy tastes so good with sweet, next….honey, barbecue sauce (one that is on the sweeter side) and soy sauce is added to the mix.

Then to finish off the chicken, coconut milk is added.

The coconut milk ties all of the flavors together and gives the sauce a nice consistency.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Once the sauce reduces just a little, this sweet and spicy chicken is ready to serve over rice.

In this recipe, Basmati rice is cooked with diced jalapenos and red onion.

Feel free to change up the rice to one that you like.

Here are more quick and easy recipes made with boneless skinless chicken breasts you may like “Barbecue Chicken with Rice“, “Nut-Crusted Coconut Chicken with Peanut Sauce“, and “Simple Chicken Nuggets“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Ingredients

For the Chicken – olive oil, boneless skinless chicken breast, dried red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, honey, prepared barbecue sauce (one that is on the sweet side), soy sauce and coconut milk

For Garnish – sesame seeds (toasted, black or raw)

Chopped Onion and Jalapeno

For the Rice – Basmati rice, jalapeno, red onion and water

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Rice:

Rice with Onion and Jalapeno

To a rice cooker pan, add rice, diced jalapeno (seeds removed)

Rice with Onion and Jalapeno

…diced red onion…

Pour Water in Rice

…and water.

Water in Rice

Cover with a lid and set the rice cooker on the “cook” setting.

When the rice is done cooking, stir so that the jalapeno and onion are evenly distributed in the rice.

For the Chicken (make while the rice is cooking):

Raw Cut Chicken in Bowl

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.

Olive Oil in Skillet

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.

Chicken in Skillet

To the skillet add the chicken and stir.

Red Pepper Flakes on Chicken

Next add red pepper flakes and…

Chicken Cooking in Pan

…pepper.  Stir.

Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Pour Honey on Cooking Chicken

To the pan, add honey…

Pour Soy Sauce on Cooking Chicken

…soy sauce…

Add Barbecue Sauce to Cooking Chicken

…barbecue sauce…

Sweet and Spicy Chicken in Pan

…and stir.

Stir Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Continue to cook and stir occasionally until the chicken is cooked through (about another 2 – 4 minutes depending on the size of the pieces of chicken).

Stir Sweet and Spicy Chicken

If the sauce starts to bubble, turn down the heat a little.

Coconut Milk in Cooking Chicken

To the pan,

Coconut Milk on Chicken

Coconut Milk in Chicken Dish

…stir in coconut milk.

Stir Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Serve while warm over rice.

For Serving:

Sweet and Spicy Chicken on Rice

To serving dishes, add warm cooked rice…

Sweet and Spicy Chicken on Rice

…and top with the warm chicken and sauce.

Sesame Seeds on Chicken

Garnish with sesame seeds,

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

…and chopped green onions.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Then enjoy…

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

…each and every sweet and spicy bite.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Chicken Recipes You May Like:

Deliciously Simple Recipes for Chicken

Roasted Blackened Chicken

Simple Fried Chicken

Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice

Quick and easy to make and full of flavor.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
(Total time includes time to cook the rice): 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: Chicken and Rice, Sweet and Spicy Chicken
Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (one that is on the sweeter side)
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk

For the Rice:

  • 1 cup Basmati rice or your favorite type of rice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper stem and seeds removed; jalapeno diced
  • 1/4 of a red onion peeled and diced
  • 2 cups water

For Garnish:

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (toasted, black or raw)
  • 2 green onions cut in 1 inch-size pieces; both the green and white parts of the onion

Instructions

For the Rice:

  • To a rice cooker pan, add rice, jalapeno, red onion and water.   
  • Cover with a lid and set the rice cooker on the "cook" setting.
  • When the rice is done cooking, stir so that the jalapeno and onion are evenly distributed in the rice.

For the Chicken (make while the rice is cooking):

  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.   To the skillet add chicken, dried red pepper flakes, ground pepper and stir.  
  • Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • To the pan, add honey, soy sauce, and barbecue sauce.  Stir together.  If the sauce starts to bubble, turn down the heat a little. 
  • Continue to cook and stir occasionally until the chicken is cooked through (about another 2 to 4 minutes depending on the size of the pieces of chicken).
  • To the pan, stir in coconut milk.
  • Serve while warm over rice.

For Serving:

  • To serving dishes, add warm cooked rice and top with the warm chicken and sauce. 
  • Garnish with the sesame seeds and cut green onions.
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8 Comments

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

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

  3. 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.

    • 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!

  4. 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!