Sweet and Spicy Brown Sugar and Sriracha Glazed Chicken

This recipe was born out of my desire to make a dinner that tasted like hot wings without using a deep-fryer (oh that I actually owned one!)  It is simple, spicy and delicious with minimal ingredients you probably have in your fridge. DSC_0186What to buy (serves 2-3):

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup sriracha
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste (I like Gourmet Garden brand)

What to do:

  • whisk together 3 tablespoons melted butter, sriracha, brown sugar, lime juice, garlic and ginger
  • sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper
  • add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to a pan over medium-high heat and cook chicken for 8-10 minutes, flipping once or twice and spooning approximately 1 tablespoon of sauce on each side while chicken cooks
  • when chicken begins to turn a golden brown, add remaining sauce and cook another 5-10 minutes to allow sauce to reduce and caramelize
  • serve hot when chicken is no longer pink in the middle, spooning the sauce on top as a spicy glaze

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