Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sweet Fire Chipotle Chicken

Sweet Fire Chipotle Chicken: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

A fair amount of Chinese chicken recipes are typically prepared the same way. You cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, bread the chicken and then cook it. While the chicken is cooking you prepare the sauce for the chicken.

This chicken dish is prepared that very same way so you could call it a Chinese inspired dish. However, the sauce is very much a Mexican inspired sauce, because it uses chipotle peppers. So I guess this chicken would be a Chinese Mexican chicken. Either way this chicken is delicious.

I served this chicken over quinoa fried rice, but you could use regular Fried Rice or try Crock Pot Fried Rice. You could also use plain rice or quinoa, but I highly recommend a variety of fried rice. It makes the dish even better.

Sweet Fire Chipotle Chicken



  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

Sweet Fire Sauce

  • 1-4 teaspoons chopped chipotle peppers, depending on how spicy you want it
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce, from the can of chipotle peppers
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 small red onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into large chunks with seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves or 1 1/2 tablespoons dried cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a cooling rack on top. Lightly spray the cooling rack with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and water.
  3. In a large resealable bag add in the flour, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chipotle powder and cumin powder. Seal bag and shake to mix.
  4. Add the chicken to the egg mixture and stir to coat the chicken well. Remove the chicken from the egg mixture, allowing any extra egg to drip off, and place into the bag with the flour mixture. Seal the bag and shake to coat the chicken pieces in flour.
  5. Once the chicken is coated evenly and well in the flour mixture, remove from the bag 1 piece at a time and place on the prepared cooling rack.
  6. Lightly spray the chicken with cooking spray and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Turn on the broiler and broil the chicken for 2-5 minutes or until the chicken is crispy, watch carefully so the chicken does not burn. For extra crispy chicken, turn the chicken over and broil for an additional 2-3 minutes or until crispy.
  8. Place chicken into a large bowl.
  9. While the chicken is baking prepare the sauce, by adding all of the sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor and processing until smooth.
  10. Pour the sauce into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  11. Boil until thickened while stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.
  12. Pour the sauce over the chicken and gently stir to coat the chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 4.4% Iron 12.7%
*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Carl's Bad Cravings.
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