27 Sweet and Spicy Chicken Recipes for Fans of Flavor
If you can't get enough flavor in your life, we've got the sweet and spicy ideas for you — these irresistible chicken recipes bring the heat and the sweet. We've got something for everyone: From satisfying dinners for the whole family (try a mouthwatering stir-fry or roasted chicken with a honey-Sriracha glaze) to quick and easy appetizers for your next big event (you can never go wrong with chicken wings), find delicious inspiration in this collection of our favorite sweet and spicy chicken recipes.
Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken and Broccoli
Simple Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wraps
Make these quick and easy chicken wraps with mayonnaise, honey, cucumbers, spinach, cayenne pepper, and jarred salsa.
Korean Spicy Chicken Tenders with Sweet Apple
Chicken tenders and apple chunks are cooked in a flavorful sauce made with gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste), white wine, lemon pepper, sugar, and garlic.
Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken
The Allrecipes community can't get enough of this top-rated chicken breast recipe, which comes togeter in just 20 minutes. It has more than 3,000 rave reviews from happy home cooks.
Sriracha Honey Chicken Legs
Spicy Caramel Chicken
Here's a quick and easy chicken dish that everyone at your dinner table is sure to love. The sweet brown sugar offsets the bite that comes from the rice vinegar, fish sauce, and hot sauce.
Hot Honey Chicken
It couldn't be easier to make this spicy sauce with just three easy-to-find ingredients: honey, hot pepper sauce, and ground black pepper. Use the extra sauce for dipping.
Crispy Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
Spicy Korean Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce
Slayer's Sweet, Tangy, and Spicy Kabobs
Spicy BBQ Chicken
This flavorful barbecue sauce gets its sweetness from brown sugar and ketchup. Its heat, meanwhile, comes from an ample amount of hot sauce.
Sweet and Sticky Wings
Spicy Honey-Roasted Chicken
Feed a crowd with this easy recipe for whole roasted chicken. A spice rub made with honey, cumin, garlic, chili powder, and cayenne pepper is simply delicious.
Rob's Spicy Sweet Buffalo Chicken
Instant Pot Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs
Sweet Korean Crispy Chicken
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Satay
Chicken breasts are marinated in a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, teriyaki sauce, vinegar, and red curry paste, then grilled to tender perfection.
Spicy Mango Sweet Potato Chicken
Spicy tamari and hot sauce perfectly complement sweet mango and honey. Leave the chicken out for a vegetarian main that even meat eaters will love.
Easy Spicy Mexican-American Chicken
You need just five easy-to-find ingredients to make this flavorful dinner: chicken thighs, Mexican-style hot sauce (such as Valentina), paprika, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar.
Spicy Orange Chicken
Spicy Honey-Peanut Baked Chicken Thighs
Korean Spicy Chicken and Potato (Tak Toritang)
Chicken drumettes, potatoes, carrots, and onions are simmered in a spicy sauce made with soy sauce, garlic, sugar, and gochujang. Top with green onions for a pop of color and flavor.
Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous
Byrdhouse Spicy Chicken and Peaches
Canned peaches, orange juice, and brown sugar give this spicy chicken welcome sweetness. This recipe calls for half a teaspoon of crushed red pepper, but you can add more or less to suit your taste.
Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Thighs
Pineapple Salsa Chicken
A colorful salsa made with pineapples, bell peppers, red onions, and jalapenos is the perfect finishing touch for this Jamaican jerk-seasoned grilled chicken.