Grocery stores sell sweet and spicy sauces made by a long list of companies from around the world, so why make your own? For one, shelf-stable sauces from grocery stores are often loaded with preservatives, and cost a fortune for a small bottle. Save yourself the preservatives and some money by making this sauce yourself at home, and tailor the spiciness to your family’s preference by adjusting the amount of red pepper flakes used.
4 pounds raw chicken, cleaned and cut into long strips
salt and pepper as needed
2 cups honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup white vinegar
Lightly sprinkle salt and pepper over the chicken.
In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, brown the chicken strips on all sides. Remove and set aside.
In the same pan, combine the remaining ingredients and cook until hot.
Return the chicken to the pan, toss the pieces in the sauce, then serve.