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Quick & Easy Sweet & Spicy Chicken

This Sweet & Spicy Chicken is both Quick and Easy! In fact, it can be on your plate in 13 minutes flat!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet and Spicy Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 217 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 c. liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. hot sauce I used Cholula
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Lightly salt and pepper the chicken. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until white and no longer pink. Mix together brown sugar, honey, liquid amines, garlic and hot sauce in a small bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Simmer uncovered approx. 8 minutes. Serve over rice of choice.

Recipe Notes

We stopped buying regular soy sauce because of the insanely high sodium content. The perfect alternative is Braggs Liquid Aminos. If you have never heard of it, you should look in to it. Where soy sauce typically has 560+ mg of sodium, the liquid aminos only has 160 mg and it tastes EXACTLY like soy sauce. I’m so happy that I was introduced to it. It has become a staple in our pantry.
If you prefer a thicker sauce, add in 1 tbsp. cornstarch + 1/4 c. cold water to sauce as it is simmering. The longer you simmer, the thicker the sauce will become.
I chose to serve this with Basmati rice (one of our favorite) but you could easily use brown rice, or whichever type of rice you prefer!

Adapted from All Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Quick & Easy Sweet & Spicy Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 1244mg54%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.