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Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice

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


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


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.