Sweet and Spicy Honey Pepper Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Honey Pepper Chicken

Craving a flavor explosion? This Sweet and Spicy Honey Pepper Chicken is here to tantalize your taste buds! It’s the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy, all drizzled in a sticky, irresistible honey glaze. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to make, making it a lifesaver for busy weeknights.


  • Chicken breasts or thighs (your preference!)
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper (adjust for your spice level)
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Bell peppers (any color you like!)

How to whip up this deliciousness:

  1. Season your chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, vinegar, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. This is your flavorful sauce!
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the chicken until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  5. In the same pan, saute your onions and peppers until softened.
  6. Pour your sauce mixture into the pan and simmer for a few minutes, letting it thicken slightly.
  7. Add the chicken back to the pan and coat it in the glorious sauce.
  8. Serve over rice or your favorite veggies, and get ready for a flavor party in your mouth!


  • Want it extra crispy? After searing the chicken, transfer it to a baking sheet and bake at 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.
  • Don’t have apple cider vinegar? White vinegar works just fine.
  • For a thicker sauce, add a cornstarch slurry (a mixture of cornstarch and water) towards the end of simmering.

Love veggies? Feel free to add broccoli, carrots, or any other chopped veggies you like.