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Sticky, Sweet, and Spicy Asian Chicken

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If you are anything like me and my family, you are a HUGE fan of Asian food. From spicy chicken, and egg rolls, to sushi, noodles, soups, and everything in between! The only problem that I have noticed in my area is that people are usually intimidated by different cuisines. So, we save some of our favorite ethnic meals for a visit to a restaurant. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, but it can hit the wallet pretty hard. And if you are like me, you don’t live near any good restaurants with adventurous menus. Well, I have a remedy for this problem and a way to ease you into cooking some of your favorite take-out food! It doesn’t have to be hard or scary and you can make it as often as you like! Let me show you how to make Sticky, Sweet, and Spicy Asian Chicken!

Woman holding a white plate full of Sticky, Sweet, and Spicy Asian chicken with fried rice.

In my YouTube video below, I will also show you how to make easy fried rice that goes SO GOOD with this chicken dish. And below that, I’ve also shared a link to my Asian green bean recipe that would make a great side dish with this as well!

sticky, sweet, and spicy asian chicken recipe:

Equipment needed:

  • Deep pot/skillet (for pan searing/frying chicken pieces)
  • Paper towel lined plate/platter

Protein needed:

  • 5 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces

Pantry items:

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons spicy Szechuan sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Corn starch (if you happen to be out of cornstarch, you can substitute self rising or all purpose flour like I did in my video… but corn starch is traditional and preferred.)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • Avocado oil (You will add 2 tablespoons when you first start cooking chicken and add a tablespoon every time you think that your pot/pan is getting dry while pan frying your chicken pieces.)
  • Chopped green onions for garnish at the end.

Seasonings/Spices:

  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

watch how it’s made here:

(14) Sticky, sweet, and spicy Asian Chicken – YouTube

sticky, sweet, and spicy asian chicken instructions:

making the chicken:

  • First, cut your boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
A woman holding a bite size piece of chicken.
  • Second, place some corn starch into a bowl to dip your chicken pieces into.
  • Third, put avocado oil into a heavy bottomed pot or skillet and let it get warm over medium/medium high heat.
  • Next, dip your individual pieces of chicken into the corn starch and shake off the excess.
A woman holding up a bite size pievce of chicken coated in flour.
  • Then, place the coated pieces of chicken into the pot with avocado oil.
  • Fry the chicken pieces until brown and crispy on one side and then turn over.
A woman holding a bite size piece of chicken that has been cooked and is brown and crispy.
  • When your chicken pieces are crispy and golden, take them out and place them on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Continue frying your chicken pieces until all of them are done. (If your pot/pan seems to need more oil in between batches of chicken, add more avocado oil one tablespoon at a time.)
A woman holding a plate lined with paper towels and bite size pieces of friend chicken.

making the sauce:

  • First, clean out the pot/pan that you fried your chicken in and place back on a low heat.
  • Second, add the hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, Szechuan sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, and water.
  • Third, mix all of the ingredients together and bring to a boil.
  • As soon as the sauce gets to a boil, turn it off.

Putting it all together:

  • Add all of the fried chicken pieces to the pot and toss carefully in the sauce making sure that all of the chicken is coated.
  • Lastly, sprinkle the chopped green onions on top and serve with fried rice!
A white plate with Asian chicken and fried rice

Sticky, Sweet, and Spicy Asian Chicken

Jessie & Seasonal, Southern Living in Spanish
Making some of your favorite Asian take-out dishes doesn't have to be intimidating, scary, or hard! Once you've mastered a couple of easy techniques, the sky is the limit. Let me show you one of the many Asian chicken recipes that make their rotation on my monthly menu at home. When you taste my Sticky, Sweet, and Spicy Asian Chicken, you will be hooked!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese

Equipment

  • Deep pot/skillet (for pan searing/frying chicken pieces)
  • Paper towel lined plate/platter

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons spicy Szechuan sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce low sodium
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Corn starch if you happen to be out of cornstarch, you can substitute self-rising or all-purpose flour like I did in my video… but corn starch is traditional and preferred.
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • Avocado oil You will add 2 tablespoons when you first start cooking chicken and add a tablespoon every time you think that your pot/pan is getting dry while pan frying your chicken pieces.
  • Chopped green onions for garnish at the end.
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

Making the chicken:

  • First, cut your boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
  • • Second, place some corn starch into a bowl to dip your chicken pieces into.
  • • Third, put avocado oil into a heavy bottomed pot or skillet and let it get warm over medium/medium high heat.
  • • Next, dip your individual pieces of chicken into the corn starch and shake off the excess.
  • Then, place the coated pieces of chicken into the pot with avocado oil.
  • • Fry the chicken pieces until brown and crispy on one side and then turn over.
  • When your chicken pieces are crispy and golden, take them out and place them on a paper towel lined plate.
  • • Continue frying your chicken pieces until all of them are done. (If your pot/pan seems to need more oil in between batches of chicken, add more avocado oil one tablespoon at a time.)

Making the sauce:

  • First, clean out the pot/pan that you fried your chicken in and place back on a low heat.
  • Second, add the hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, Szechuan sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, and water.
  • Third, mix all of the ingredients together and bring to a boil.
  • As soon as the sauce gets to a boil, turn it off.

Putting it all together:

  • Add all of the fried chicken pieces to the pot and toss carefully in the sauce making sure that all of the chicken is coated.
  • Lastly, sprinkle the chopped green onions on top and serve with fried rice!

Video

Keyword Asian, Chicken, Chinese, fried, Spicy, Sticky

what goes well with this dish?

Delicious and easy Fried Rice (Recipe coming soon… but you can watch it made in the YouTube video above)

Asian Green Beans

be sure to pin it for later!

check out the link below for a little lesson on how to use chopsticks properly to eat your meal!

How to use chopsticks properly

leave me a comment below on how you liked the recipe and what other asian dishes you would like to see me make!

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