Oven-Baked Sriracha Chicken

Published July 13, 2012 by jenmatteson

As soon as I saw the title of this recipe, I knew I had to make it.  You know me, you know I love spicy, and I especially love Sriracha.  I didn’t even have to look at any of the other ingredients.  And just as I expected, it was delicious!

If you haven’t stopped by Alida’s Kitchen, do it.  I adore her blog and her approach to cooking; plus, she super adorable!  Alida’s cooks mostly vegetarian, but will venture out to land creatures every now and then.  I picked a good one to try!  Thanks for sharing, Alida 🙂

I altered the original recipe a little with more Sriracha and less hoisin.  I also uncovered and broiled the chicken after baking it for the last 5 minutes so it got a little blackened.  Served over a little rice with a salad on the side – perfection.  The chicken was super moist and perfectly cooked, with a nice kick.  The Chinese five spice gives it some great deep flavors, too.  Honestly, it sounds super hot, but it isn’t.  I mean, you couldn’t eat this if you absolutely don’t like spice, plus you probably wouldn’t have Sriracha in your cupboard anyway.  Conveniently, I happen to have every single ingredient in my kitchen at all times, so I’m thinking this might be a common dinner at the Pigzilla household.

Oven-Baked Sriracha Chicken

Source: Adapted from Alida’s Kitchen
Servings: 2

Ingredients:

3-4 green onions, thinly sliced, reserving 1 tbsp of green tops for garnish
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp Sriracha sauce
pinch of Chinese five spice
pinch of salt
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine green onions, hoisin, ginger, garlic, lime juice, Sriracha, and seasoning.

2. Dip chicken breasts into sauce and place in a shallow baking dish.  Pour any extra sauce over the top of the chicken breasts.  Cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.  Uncover and turn oven to broil.  Move chicken to top oven rack and broil for 5 minutes.

3. Garnish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds before serving.

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