Ready to discover the secret of how to make tender, flavorful chicken breast with a Thai spicy, sweet sauce that my Thai Hubby adores? Yay for quick, easy flavor packed baked chicken night!
1/2 cup-2/3 cup (if you like it extra spicy and saucey like us, do the 2/3 cup, if ya don’t do the 1/2 cup) Thai sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup Thai oyster sauce
2 tbsp minced cilantro stems
2 tsp white pepper powder
3 garlic cloves minced
6 chicken breasts
Handful of roughly chopped fresh cilantro
A few cups of veggies that need to be used up (we like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, etc.)
A few tbsp of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: If you want it extra tender, brine the chicken! In a large bowl, mix 4 cups of warm water with 1/4 cup of salt until dissolved, and add chicken. 15 minutes is all it takes, but feel free to do up to 6 hours.
After brining, rinse chicken throughly.
Mix all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl, and add chicken. Mix until all the chicken has marinade on it. Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes to overnight. But if you don’t have time to marinate, I feel ya! No worries, it will still taste yummy!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place chicken on a large baking sheet. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to veggies and salt and pepper to taste until all are moist to the touch, and sprinkle around the chicken.
Bake chicken for 18-20 minutes or so until your cooking thermometer shows they are cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. I like to put my oven on broil the last 4 minutes or so to make the tops a little crispy looking, but do whatever you prefer.
Before cutting it, let chicken rest about 15 minutes to let all the juices settle.
We like to serve it with the veggies and jasmine rice, and save the sauce that’s on the pan to put over the chicken and rice. Yum!!!
I haven’t tried this with chicken thighs, but give it a try! I’m sure it would be even more amazing since thighs are so juicy and flavorful already!
- Category: Sheet Pan
- Method: Oven Roasted
- Cuisine: Thai
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