Spicy & Sweet Chicken Diablo

 This spicy, sweet and creamy Chicken Diablo is a super easy dinner, that will satisfy the family. Ramp the heat up, or dial it down to your liking!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southwestern
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 chicken breast cutlets thinly pounded
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced

Optional (for garnish)

  • 2 scallions chopped finely


  • In a bowl, combine the hot sauce, sour cream, ketchup, honey, paprika and cumin and whisk  together.
  • Pour half the mixture over the chicken breasts in a shallow dish.  Set the rest aside for later.
  • Cover the chicken dish and allow to marinate in the fridge for as long as you have - overnight is good, but 30 mins will work just fine too. 
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the garlic, cook for 30 seconds. 
  • Add the chicken and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through, 10-15 minutes. 
  • Heat the remaining marinade in a small saucepan until warmed through.
  • Serve chicken and drizzle sauce over top
  • Sprinkle with green onions, if using.
  • Devour!


Top Tips for Chicken Diablo

  • Cook the chicken at medium heat. If you cook the chicken at too high of a heat, the honey will cause your chicken to burn - you may alternately brown the chicken, and then place in a baking dish and cook until the chicken reaches 165°F
  • Marinate a day ahead and let the flavors really deepen.
  • Discard the marinade you used on the chicken, we will make a sauce out of the reserved marinade that HASN'T touched raw chicken.
  • Ramp up the hot sauce if you like it spicy, dial it back if you prefer flavor over heat.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 1245mg | Potassium: 694mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 19.5% | Vitamin C: 32.1% | Calcium: 8.8% | Iron: 9.7%
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