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Sweet Chili Chicken

Sweet Chili Chicken

This Sweet Chili Chicken is flavor-packed, covered in the most delicious sweet and spicy sauce that will have you hooked!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 4


For the Chicken

  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • Canola Oil, enough to generously coat the chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil, for searing the chicken
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

For the Sweet Chili Sauce

  • 4 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Cup Honey
  • Tablespoon Sweet Chili Paste (I use Sambal Oelek)
  • Fresh Chopped Green Onion, for Garnish


  • Generously coat the chicken thighs in a little canola oil and generously season both sides of the chicken with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the butter and about 1 tablespoon of canola oil.
  • Sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown. Move the chicken to the outer layer of the pan creating a “hole” in the center.
  • Add in the garlic to the center of the pan and cook until fragrant, be careful not to burn. Mix in the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar. Continue cooking for about 1 minute or so. 
  • Mix in the chili paste, then add the honey.
  • Move the chicken around to evenly coat in the sweet chili sauce. Continue simmering for about 2-3 minutes. Garnish with fresh chopped green onion. Enjoy!