Sunday dinner: Sweet-n-spicy pan-glazed chicken

Nov 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET

A honey glaze for chicken can come in many forms, but it’s almost always delightful! This sweet-n-spicy dish is no exception.

Sweet-n-spicy pan-glazed chicken

This Sunday dinner recipe for sweet-n-spicy pan-glazed chicken will appeal to just about everyone. The pan-glazed sauce couldn't be easier to make and it adds delicious flavor to standard chicken as it thickens during cooking. It's just the right balance of sweet and spicy!

Sweet-n-spicy pan-glazed chicken recipe

Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Sriracha or another hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. In a small bowl, combine the honey, orange juice, zest, garlic, and Sriracha and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. If the chicken breasts are thick, place them in a large sealable plastic bag, seal closed and pound them slightly so they are uniformly about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Remove from the bag and season both sides of each with the salt and pepper.
  4. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the chicken. Be sure they are not too crowded in the pan.
  5. Cook the chicken, covered, for 5 minutes on each side, or until done. The FDA notes that a safe internal temperature for chicken is 165 degrees F, as measured by a meat thermometer.
  6. Add the honey mixture to the skillet and cook the chicken for another 2 minutes on each side. The honey mixture will thicken slightly.
  7. Remove and serve immediately on individual plates. Drizzle with a bit of the remaining honey mixture.

You'll lick your lips over this this recipe!

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