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A little sweet and spicy Honey Sriracha Chicken Recipe

You can have this Honey Sriracha Chicken as spicy (or not) as you want.

Who likes it spicy? This Honey Sriracha Chicken has a sweet yummy taste with a slight hint of spice from the sriracha sauce. Perfect for a family meal. However, for a family meal double the recipe.

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Now I like this Honey Sriracha Chicken on the spicier side but my husband and daughter like it less spicy. So I coat their chicken first and then add more of the spicy goodness to the marinade for my pieces of chicken goodness.

I serve mine with vegetables and the family also loves it with brown rice. Now who is ready to try this sweet and spicy deliciousness of this honey sriracha chicken?

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Honey Sriracha Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Michelle - Powered by Mom
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner


This Honey Sriracha Chicken has a sweet yummy taste with a slight hint of spice from the sriracha sauce. Perfect for a family meal.


  • 4 chicken thighs, deboned with skin-on
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Sesame seeds, optional

Marinade mix:

  • 3 tablespoons honey (preferably raw honey – we like PRI’s Manuka Honey or Honeydew Honey)
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a small bowl, mix ONE-HALF of the honey, soy sauce, Sriracha sauce, apple cider vinegar, and salt.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with the garlic and place in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add the marinade mixture to the chicken and stir to make sure the chicken is coated. Marinade for approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Add oil to a skillet and warm on medium heat. Add chicken to skillet and cook on both sides until chicken in cooked through.
  5. Add the other half of the marinade mixture to the skillet with the chicken. Allow to simmer and thicken.
  6. Sprinkle with Sesame seeds if desired.
  7. Serve with a side dish such as broccoli, skillet fried broccoli with onions and soy sauce, fried green beans, or your favorite veggies.


Instead of mixing the full ingredients for the marinade mix, I find it easier to half the ingredients into 2 bowls when mixing.

In the final couple of minutes of cooking, you may brush the top of chicken with a little more honey for extra yummy goodness.

Other cuts of chicken are also perfect for this recipe. Use your favorite legs, thighs, breast, etc.


  • Serving Size: 2 pieces
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It really is as easy as it sounds and looks. Just take a look at some of our in-process photos below.

Up first the ingredients. I grew up with this “Rooster” brand as we used to call it of Sriracha. There’s always a bottle of it in my fridge. Having a Vietnamese mother this was always the brand of choice but go with what yo like. By the way if you didn’t know the wording there around the Rooster that’s the Vietnamese written language where it says Tuong Ot etc.. 🙂

Honey Sriracha Chicken ingredients 2Getting the marinade ready. Honey Sriracha Chicken process 1

Marinade for at least 30 minutes. Remember if someone likes it spicier than others then set aside some marinade to add some extra Sriracha to it. Honey Sriracha Chicken process 2

Into the frying pan. 

Honey Sriracha Chicken process 3Add more marinade as it starts to cook.Honey Sriracha Chicken process 4Add veggies. I also like these with snap peas, carrots and well almost anything works. Honey Sriracha Chicken skillet verticalThis Honey Sriracha chicken is ready to serve however you like it. It’s so yummy even own it’s own!Honey Sriracha Chicken overhead

Who is ready to dig in to this delicious Honey Sriracha Chicken recipe?Honey Sriracha Chicken horizontal 1

Now doesn’t that look easy? Of course the longer you marinade the chicken the more flavour but even after 30 minutes of marinading it’s darn good.

Looking for some more yummy chicken recipes?

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Check out our recipe section for more yummy recipes. For even more delicious chicken recipes check out Chicken.ca

By on February 21st, 2017

About Powered by Mom

I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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64 thoughts on “Honey Sriracha Chicken Recipe”

  1. I am always looking for great recipes my kids and husband will love and they love spicy and this one sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  2. This sounds delicious! I will definitely be making this. I wonder if chicken breast would be alright? Well I’m going to give it a try.☺

  3. I love this recipe, it reminds me of my Granny’s chicken she use to fix for me, I will try it this weekend, very good recipe

  4. These nice Honey Sriracha Chicken Recipe Drumsticks and whole Chickens all look so delicious. What a new twist, I can barely wait to try this nice recipe out.

  5. I have never made anything like this. My husband loves hotter foods so I will surprise him with this recipe. It is quick and has few ingredients.

  6. This sounds great! I love using Sriracha as a marinade and a sauce. This recipe is so easy. Can’t wait to try this for a tasty weeknight meal!

  7. Thank you for sharing this! I like the taste of Sriracha, but I like that you can add as little or as much as you want without it not tasting right!

  8. Thanks for solving the what’s for dinner dilemma! The honey sriracha chicken looks delicious and I just happen to have all the ingredients for a great Sunday dinner!

  9. I have been looking for a new sriracha chicken recipe and I just printed this out! My kids love drumsticks so I will substitute for that but wow this looks so delicious! I’ll probably add stop light bell peppers and carrots to incorporate more veggie colors but this is great to start with. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I definitely like how you can vary the degree of spicyness – I like the flavor of sriracha but can’t ever eat it because it’s too spicy for me!

  11. This looks like a truly refreshing recipe. I cannot thank you enough on a great and savory menu item to be changing the stagnant recipes up.


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