Sriracha Brown Sugar Chicken

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews


Cook time Cook time: 30 minutes

Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 04:50 pm

A crispy and juicy Sriracha Brown Sugar Chicken made with only 5 ingredients, it’s sweet, spicy and tender. Perfect for a weeknight meal.

Easy Sriracha Brown Sugar Chicken

Happy Friday dear friends, I have a fun announcement, going forward I will be contributing recipes twice a month. Today I am sharing a Brown Sugar Chicken for which you need only 5 ingredients and one pan!

Lately, I have been completely obsessed with Sriracha sauce, and you know, you can never go wrong with brown sugar especially when butter is involved. This easy Brown Sugar Chicken is perfect for a weeknight meal, it’s budget-friendly and you will be rewarded with a juicy and tender chicken, with a crispy, seared top.

That brown sugar garlicky and spicy sauce is amazing, you will probably want to make a double batch of the sauce so you can put it on everything. We ended up dipping some crusty, freshly baked bread into it until all the sauce was gone.

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Siracha Brown Sugar Chicken

Easy, 5 ingredients only, Sriracha Brown Sugar Chicken is tender, crispy and juicy, with a touch of sweetness and a hot finish.
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 6 - 8 chicken thighs (skin-on, bone-in)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided)
  • 8 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 tablespoons Sriracha Sauce
  • Kosher salt and black pepper (to taste)


  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, and add 3 tablespoons of butter.
  • When butter has melted, add the seasoned chicken, skin-side down, and sear on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter to the skillet and melt. Add garlic and cook for about 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in Sriracha sauce and brown sugar until melted.
  • Return chicken to the skillet, skin side up.
  • Place into the hot oven and roast until completely cooked through about 25-30 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Sara Welch

This is my kind of recipe! Adding this to my dinner line up for the week; looks too good to pass up!



Perfect flavor combination with chicken!



Perfectly sweet & savory all at once!


katerina @

This looks incredibly delicious! I love the flavor combo!



Everyone at my house really loved it! Really delicious meal!



This quickly became a favorite at my house!! So yummy!


Melissa Dier

This is delicious, but please don't pass this off as your original recipe. I found it a few years ago on Dinner Then Dessert, and she's updated the recipe since then, but this is almost word for word her original recipe. If you're going to share someone else's recipe, please give them credit.


90% of Dinner then Dessert recipes are from other bloggers. I personally know the person and the tactics that have been used on that blog. Before accusing me of something please check everything, this recipe has been originally made BY ME for HER, as a guest blog post on her blog years ago. So the recipe you see on HER blog was created by me. Since then, many things have changed and we both decided to take down any links that were showing the exchange. So yes, all these years you were making my recipe.


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