Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken


Easy and lightened-up Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken is loaded with peppers, pineapple, and the best sweet and spicy Asian-inspired sauce! Skip the takeout and treat yourself to this tasty one pan dish!  

This post is in partnership with Kikkoman® USA, all opinions are my own. 

I’ve partnered up with Kikkoman to bring you one of my favorite meals and I am completely stoked to be sharing it with you today. This is a recipe that meets all of my weeknight dinner checklist must-haves: it’s easy, so SO delicious, requires minimal cleanup, and is a lightened up version of a classic takeout dish I have loved for years.

Sheet pan meals are the way to go when it comes to quick and simple dinners the whole family will love. With one single baking pan, you can cook a protein and veggies all together without needing to dirty additional dishes, so you’ve got less cleanup and just one cooking time to focus on. This recipe for sweet fire chicken skips the traditional frying you’d normally expect and goes straight into the oven so there’s less mess and fewer calories. Yes, yes, and YES!

Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken | lecremedelacrumb.com

To make this yummy baked sweet fire chicken dish, you’ll start by chopping some chicken breasts into 1 1/2-2-inch pieces. Add the chicken and some corn starch to a bag, seal, and shake to coat. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the chicken to a well-greased sheet pan.

Add chopped peppers, pineapple, and onions to the pan and spray everything generously with cooking spray. This is my favorite trick to getting crispier chicken and veggies without pan-frying in a lot of oil. If you prefer to skip the cooking spray though, you can leave out the corn starch step and simply add your chopped chicken and veggies straight to the pan.

Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken | lecremedelacrumb.com

Pop that sheet pan in the oven and prepare the sweet fire sauce – the star of the dish! I could eat this sauce all. day. long. It is the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and spicy, and is made with Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce, which is perfect for whipping up super tasty dishes at home while cutting down salt instake.  I swear by this stuff, it is the key to making really yummy Asian-inspired dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen! I promise you will not miss the to-go box when lean on Kikkoman® products to bring that restaurant-quality flavor into your recipes at home.

To make this magical sauce, simply whisk together Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce, water, sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, minced garlic, and some ground ginger in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then add water and corn starch to thicken the sauce. Remove from heat and set aside until your chicken and vegetables are done cooking.

Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken | lecremedelacrumb.com

Once your chicken is cooked all the way through, pour the sweet fire sauce over everything and toss all the ingredients to combine and coat thoroughly in the sauce. Sprinkle a few chopped green onions on top and serve over white rice or ham fried rice and you’ve got the most delicious family-friendly meal right on your table! No takeout boxes required. You will LOVE this Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken!

Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken | lecremedelacrumb.com
Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken | lecremedelacrumb.com

Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken

Easy and lightened-up Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken is loaded with peppers, pineapple, and the best sweet and spicy Asian-inspired sauce! Skip the takeout and treat yourself to this tasty one pan dish! 

  • 3-4
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4
    bell peppers, chopped
  • 1
    20-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/2
    onion, chopped
  • 2/3
    cup
    sugar
  • 1
    cup
    water + 4 tablespoons
    divided
  • 1
    teaspoon
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2
    teaspoons
    minced garlic
  • 6
    tablespoons
    Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/3
    cup
    corn starch + 2 tablespoons
    divided
  • 2
    tablespoons
    rice vinegar
  • chopped green onions, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking sheet pan. Cut chicken into 1 1/2-2 inch pieces and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Add chicken to a large zip lock bag along with 1/3 cup corn starch, seal and shake to coat. 

  2. Arrange chicken, bell peppers, and onions on prepared sheet pan and spray everything generously with cooking spray (I use olive oil spray). Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender. 

  3. While chicken and veggies are cooking, prepare the sauce. Combine sugar, 1 cup water, red pepper flakes, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar in a medium sauce pan. Stir over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Whisk together remaining 4 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons corn starch, whisk into sauce until thickened and remove from heat. 

  4. Pour sauce over chicken and veggies and toss to coat. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve over steamed white rice, or fried rice if desired. 



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