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. 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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What people are saying about this Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken

“Oh my this is super delicious! I’m making it for the second time this week. I could eat this every week until I DIE 🙂 Thank you for the amazing recipe!” – Lauren 

“This recipe was amazing! Easy, sweet and a little heat, even made great leftovers for lunch the next day. Five stars all the way!” – Shay

“This dish was simple and fantastic.” – Michael

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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! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 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

Instructions

  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, ginger, 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. Add pineapple to the sheet pan, pour sauce over chicken, veggies, and pineapple and toss to coat. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve over steamed white rice, or fried rice if desired. 

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This is certainly a beautiful meal in one! There’s no way that i could use that much sugar, especially with the pineapple, but that’s just me…

Can i use regular white or apple cider vinegar instead of rice vinegar?

    Apple cider vinegar will work just fine!

Hi! This looks delicious, but is there something else I could use instead of Sugar? Honey or Maple syrup? Thanks!

    Honey instead of sugar should work just fine. I do NOT reccomend using maple syrup for this! 🙂

You have very beautiful site!!!
tipsnow

    Thank you so much!

The instructions fail to mention the pineapple; it is only included at the beginning of the post. As a result, i accidently left it out.

    Sorry for the confusion. Hope it still turned out delicious 🙂

I love watching creme De la crumb videos on F/b they look so yummy!

    That made my day! Thank you!

How much ginger, it seems to be missing from the list of ingredients?

    This recipe does not call for any ginger. 🙂

      But in the description it says ground ginger is in the sauce:

      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.

This recipe was Amazing! Easy, sweet and a little heat, made great leftovErs for lunch the next day. Five stars all the way!

    I like your rhyme! 😉 Glad you loved it!

Oh my this is super delicious! I’m making it for the second time this week. I used ACV and added half teaspoon ground ginger to the sauce. I could eat this every week until I DIE 🙂 Thank you for the amazing recipe!

    Oh and definitely 5 stars!

    Hi Lauren! I am SO happy to hear how much you love this dish! It has become one of our go to staples in my house!!

Made this tonight! I changed it a bit used more bell pepper added onions then replace the pineapple for orange juice. I also didn’t use the oils and doubled the recipe. It was really good! 😀 Here’s pic >>> https://ibb.co/n6x9C7

    Looks delicious! Good ideas. Thanks for sharing, Jamie!!

It Forgets to add in the pineapple in the recipe

Love this recipe!! It has so many flavor layers.
Are you going to add nutritional info to your recipes?

    I haven’t done this yet- but My Fitness Pal has an awesome online tool that allows you to input any recipe into and it will generate the nutritional information for you! Super easy to use. Happy to hear that you loved this recipe! It’s a family favorite around here for sure!

Your ingredient list doesn’t include ginger

    Hi Chris- this recipe doesn’t call for ginger! 🙂

      As stated by another user, your sauce instructions do mention ginger.

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.

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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.
** THERE IS GROUND GINGER IN YOUR BLOG AND THERE IS MENTION OF PINEAPPLE IN YOUR BLOG YET YOU INSIST THERE IS NO GINGER OR PINEAPPLE IN RECIPE.
wHAT GIVES?

    My mistake- I didn’t understand the error. It is properly fixed now.

Too sweet for my taste and 2 errors in the recipe. Won’t make again.

    nager, tiffany updated the recipe. i made it last night before updates and i urge you to try it unless the sugar content is still keeping you from trying the recipe.

This dish was simple and fantastic. One question though…What made this so spicy (Not complaining)? 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes? I put 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes in a lot of dishes I cook and I can somewhat taste it for a slight kick. But for some reason, the 1 teaspoon let its self be known…Wow. Is there some kind of science thing going on? The combinations of the other ingredients?

    I am hear that you loved it! My only guess as to the spice flavor is from the red pepper flakes being boiled because it rehydrates them and possibly from the vinegar.. which could intensify the heat!!

This was eeally flavourfuk and delicious with a great balance if flavors – sweet, sour, salty, sour and Some heaT. Yum. To be a bit healthier, i used about 2/3 of COCONUT sugar and heated up frozen pineapple i have on hand for smoothies. Deliciois!!

    Thanks for your awesome feedback, Paula! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed this dish so much! 🙂