Firecracker Chicken

This easy-to-make weeknight meal is packed with protein and flavor.

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As the name suggests, this recipe has a kick to it, which you can tone down if you choose. It’s a perfect dish to bring to a summer gathering.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 220; total fat: 4g; saturated fat: 0g; protein: 33g; carbohydrates: 10g; sugars: 4g; fiber: 2g; sodium: 880mg

Recipe by Jamila Lepore, M.S, R.D.N founder of No Nonsense Nutritionist.

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

20 min.

  • 2 lbs grilled chicken breast, chopped
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup garlic chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced sugar ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped chives (optional)

Start with leftover grilled chicken breast or quickly grill some up with a little bit of oil, salt, and pepper.

To make the sauce, add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer until ingredients are well-incorporated and thickened, about 20 minutes. Add chicken, and stir to combine.

Serve over jasmine or basmati rice (not included in nutrition information.) Sprinkle with chives, if desired.