Recipe and photo via Creme de la Crumb
Let me just start off by saying, I am not a hot/buffalo sauce person unless it’s in buffalo chicken dip. It’s just not my favorite condiment to use. However, I wanted to try a new chicken recipe because chicken is basically the only meat I eat (no pork or beef for me) and I know poor Daarik gets tired of the same ol chicken three times a week, ha! So, I went out on a limb and tried this recipe out (even though it calls for hot sauce 😮).
Guys, I am not joking when I say, this chicken recipe is amazing!!! I let mine marinade all day while I was at work (approx. 9ish hours) and cooked it outside on our grill. Holy guacamole, it was so flavorful and Daarik approved!!
Sweet and Spicy Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
⅔ cup brown sugar (I substitute coconut sugar inplace if the brown sugar)
2-4 tablespoons hot sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (you could substitute white vinegar)
⅓ cup water
** Since I knew I was grilling this I whisked together all of the ingredients to make the sauce and poured it over my four chicken breasts (in a plastic container) and let marinade in the fridge for about 9 hours. Below are the cooking instructions from the website just in case you all want to try this recipe but aren’t wanting to grill it!!
Instructions (per website):
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a large baking sheet (with a raised side) or casserole dish.
In a medium sauce pan whisk together all sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 3-4 minutes. While sauce is boiling, season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, grease a skillet and cook chicken on both sides 1-2 minutes over medium heat, just enough to brown the very outside.
Arrange chicken in a single layer (not overlapping) on prepared baking sheet. Brush with sauce. (there should still be plenty of sauce leftover – reserve for later). Bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Pour remaining sauce over the chicken and serve hot.
Hope you guys enjoy!!