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Chicken is a staple in our house. We tend to keep it very simple with methods and focus on the flavor combinations. What can I say-I like delicious and easy recipes! This recipe is a sweet and spicy chicken that was a hit with my mom and our daughter.
With school starting, work hours picking up and getting ready to move, we have been busier than normal around here but still have managed to cook dinner every weeknight, thanks to my awesome family! We are blessed to have my mom helping us out on days that we both work. Our daughter is so helpful with baby brother and my husband is the best teammate I could ever dream of. Making dinner every night is doable for my husband and I; we tend to turn to recipes such as this Easy Sweet and Spicy Chicken. It also heats nicely the next day for our lunches!
A good balance of spicy, sweet and a little salty, with plenty of flavor. You can always kick it up a notch by doubling the hot ingredients or adding extra hot sauce when serving. Also cutting the coconut sugar to only one tablespoon will bring down the sweetness factor a bit, we have enjoyed it this way as well. While we are accustomed to spicy and do have a taste for intense flavor, we aim to have our recipes be adaptable to suit many palates and preferences.
While we used specific brands and products for this, I am sure that using whatever you have on hand would yield a similar delicious result. We used a Piri-Piri spice blend powder (made in Oregon!) that was gifted from my sister, Kerrygold Grass Fed Butter or refined coconut oil, mild chili powder, this green hot sauce (unavailable on Amazon 😥 but also made in Oregon!) the only brand of coconut aminos available! You could use medium or hot chili powder if you like it spicy and I am sure soy sauce or liquid aminos would be fine if you don’t have issues with that-the flavor may be more soy sauce-y and definitely saltier, proceed with that in mind!
As always, please feel free to try any variations of this recipe and share with us how it went!