Sriracha Honey Chicken Recipe

Background and History

Sriracha Honey Chicken combines the sweet, sticky flavor of honey with the spicy kick of Sriracha sauce, creating a delightful balance that has become a favorite for many. This dish draws inspiration from both Asian and American cuisines, merging the rich, savory flavors of traditional Asian sauces with the all-American love for crispy, flavorful chicken.


  • 1 lb chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 servings


  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


Prepare the Chicken

  • Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.

Make the Sauce

  • In a bowl, mix Sriracha sauce, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger until well combined.

Cook the Chicken

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook until they are golden brown and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.

Combine and Simmer

  • Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Pour the Sriracha honey sauce over the cooked chicken.
  • Simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken.

Garnish and Serve

  • Sprinkle the chopped green onions and sesame seeds over the chicken.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or your choice of sides.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 800mg


  • For a milder version, reduce the amount of Sriracha sauce.
  • Add vegetables like bell peppers or broccoli for a more nutritious meal.
  • This dish can also be made with tofu for a vegetarian option.

Allergy Warning

  • Contains soy (soy sauce).
  • Ensure no cross-contamination with allergens such as nuts if adding optional garnishes.

Enjoy this delicious and flavorful Sriracha Honey Chicken as a perfect blend of sweet and spicy that will surely impress your family and friends!

FAQs about Sriracha and Honey Sriracha Chicken

What is honey Sriracha seasoning used for?

Honey Sriracha seasoning is used to add a sweet and spicy flavor to a variety of dishes. It’s great for seasoning chicken, pork, shrimp, vegetables, and even popcorn. It can be used as a dry rub, in marinades, or sprinkled over finished dishes for an extra kick.

What are the ingredients in Sriracha sauce?

The main ingredients in Sriracha sauce are chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. These ingredients are blended to create a hot, tangy, and slightly sweet sauce.

What is honey chicken sauce made of?

Honey chicken sauce typically consists of honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sometimes other ingredients like Sriracha sauce, rice vinegar, and cornstarch to thicken it. The sauce is both sweet and savory, often with a bit of heat.

What is Sriracha chicken in KFC?

Sriracha chicken in KFC refers to a menu item that features fried chicken coated in a spicy Sriracha sauce. It’s designed to give the classic KFC chicken a hot and tangy twist, appealing to fans of spicy food.

Is Sriracha so spicy?

Sriracha is moderately spicy. It has a distinctive heat, but it’s also balanced with sweetness and tanginess, making it less overwhelming than some other hot sauces. The heat level is generally tolerable for most people who enjoy a bit of spice.

Why is it called Sriracha?

Sriracha is named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand, where the sauce originated. It was originally made by locals to accompany seafood and other dishes.

Is Sriracha a Korean sauce?

No, Sriracha is not a Korean sauce. It originated in Thailand. However, it has been widely adopted and used in various cuisines around the world, including Korean cuisine.

Is Sriracha a Chinese sauce?

No, Sriracha is not a Chinese sauce. It originated in Thailand but has become popular globally and is used in various cuisines, including Chinese.

What is the KFC secret menu?

The KFC secret menu includes off-the-menu items that customers can request. These items vary by location but often include unique combinations or variations of existing menu items. Examples might include custom sandwiches, special chicken preparations, or unique sides.

Is a Sriracha a pepper?

Sriracha itself is not a pepper; it is a sauce made from chili peppers, along with vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. The sauce is named after the town of Si Racha in Thailand.

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