Speedy Firecracker Chicken

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Speedy Firecracker Chicken

Hey guys!! I got a super quick recipe for you today based off of the Firecracker Chicken recipe you all loved so much!  This one has all the flavor of the old recipe but is easier and quicker.

Now I love the other Firecracker Chicken recipe and I still make it from time to time, but when I want Firecracker Chicken and don’t feel like going through all the hassle of cutting up chicken, breading it and frying it before baking it I make this speedy version!

All you need is some popcorn chicken from the freezer section of your grocery store, throw the sauce on them and pop them in the oven!  Half the work cut out and half the time.  Now you can have Firecracker Chicken for dinner in a hurry making it much easier for those upcoming busy weeknights with school starting.

Speedy Firecracker Chicken

Speedy Firecracker Chicken


  • 1 1/2-2 pounds frozen popcorn chicken
  • Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce, I use Frank’s brand for hot wings since it is thicker
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place popcorn chicken in a 9x13 Pyrex dish.
  2. Mix sauce ingredients together.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken.
  4. Stir.
  5. Place in preheated 325 degree oven.
  6. Bake for about one hour, turning the chicken once or twice while cooking to coat evenly with sauce. (Watch very carefully as it can burn) Serve over rice.

Speedy Firecracker Chicken

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  1. avatar
    Vonna says:
    August 26, 2013

    This dish is so easy and looks delicious! I am definitely going to try it.

    I am visiting from Funday Monday Linkup.

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    August 27, 2013

    That sauce sounds divine, and I love the way you came up with such a great timesaving way to make this. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Heather says:
    August 27, 2013

    What an awesome and tasty idea! Thanks for sharing on Good Tastes Tuesday! I pinned this recipe to my GTT board! Blessings, Heather

  4. avatar
    August 28, 2013

    Wow..this Speedy Firecracker Chicken is amazing.I will really try it.Thanks a lot for sharing. I saw you through blog hop.

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    August 28, 2013

    Oh, I love this shortcut! It makes this the perfect weeknight meal, especially if I’m craving Chinese. With the days getting shorter, I’m definitely beginning to think about hearty fall meals. This is going on September’s meal plan!

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    Marie says:
    August 28, 2013

    This sounds like a great recipe. Looks delicious and a real time saver for those busy evenings.

  7. avatar
    August 28, 2013

    Yes! I love it! I adore meals that come together easy, especially when they have a ring of take out copy cat to them! Thank you so much for linking up at Wake Up Wednesdays!

  8. avatar
    August 28, 2013

    LOVE this idea – and I’m sure this will be a BIG hit with the hubs…thanks for linking up to wake up wednesdays

  9. avatar
    August 30, 2013

    I just want that firecracker chicken to get up in my belly. Looks DELICIOUS!

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    Karly says:
    September 1, 2013

    This looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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    September 2, 2013

    yum1 Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo

  12. avatar
    Kathy says:
    September 2, 2013

    I cannot wait to try this recipe. It sound easy yet tasteful!

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