Spicy, Sweet & Sour Chicken

Spicy, Sweet & Sour Chicken

Just a little something I threw together last night, and it came out fantastic. I used chicken legs and thighs because that’s what was in house, but this recipe would also be great for wings! I served the chicken with some Soy Glazed Potatoes that were also delicious… A fun and flavorful Asian-inspired meal that’s super easy to cook and doesn’t hurt the wallet.

Serves 3-4 as an entrée, or a group as finger food (i.e. wings)

2lbs Chicken on the Bone
1/3c Rice Wine Vinegar
1/3c Sriracha
2/3c Honey
1tbsp Granulated Sugar
1tsp Ground Black Pepper

It really doesn’t get any easier than this… in a large sealable bag combine your liquids, sugar and black pepper, then add the chicken, making sure that all pieces are coated with the mixture. Marinade in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.

Heat your oven to 375F.

Put the marinated chicken in a 9×13″ baking dish and cook uncovered for 1 hour, basting the chicken every 15 minutes with the liquid in the dish.

That’s it, your done. Put ’em on a plate and enjoy!


Published by Derek Martin

Husband, dad, home cook, wine snob... lover of bacon. I have spent my entire adult life surrounded by fine food and fine wines, starting with fifteen years working at, or running, some of New Jersey's top restaurants, and now the last two years working for one of the top fine wine distributors in the United States. I have absorbed a ton of information on food, wine, pairings and techniques during those seventeen years, and I'd love to share what I've learned with you!

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