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Dynamite Firecracker Chicken – A Midweek Special


Check out this Dynamite Firecracker Chicken recipe today and enjoy a delicious, easy and midweek special! This chicken is cooked in a special sauce that is bursting with flavor. It's perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

Cooking Method , , ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 11 mins Cook Time: 14 mins Total Time: 25 mins
Servings 4
Calories 170
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

This Dynamite Firecracker Chicken is a delicious, easy and weeknight special! This chicken is cooked in a special sauce that is bursting with flavor. It's perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

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  • 3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup hot buffalo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (If you don't have rice vinegar, use regular.)
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 medium green onions, chopped
  1. Add the chicken to a bowl followed by the salt, pepper, and egg. Mix until well combined. You can add extra ingredients if you wish. 

  2. Pour the oil into a pan over medium high heat and heat to 350 degrees F or 180 C.

  3. Place the chicken in and fry, in batches, until it's a golden brown and cooked through. Set aside on a wire rack. 

  4. Empty the oil and wipe out the pan. Add the butter in and allow it to melt down. 

  5. Add in the hot sauce, hot pepper flakes, and vinegar. Stir and bring to a boil. 

  6. Add the chicken back in and toss until completely covered in the hot sauce.

  7. Plate, garnish with green onions, and serve. 

  8. Enjoy your dynamite firecracker chicken. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 170kcal
Calories from Fat 7kcal
% Daily Value *
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 650mg28%
Potassium 550mg16%
Protein 16g32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


Chicken thighs or other cuts of chicken can be used.

I suggest buffalo hot sauce but any hot sauce can be used.

Extra ingredients such as smoked paprika, etc. are fine to season the chicken.

I use vegetable oil for frying but use other oil if you wish. Make sure it has a high smoke point though.

Keywords: Chicken, Hot Chicken, Spicy Chicken, Midweek Meals, Chinese Food
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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