The Original Island Fire Chicken

Last Updated on June 12, 2022

Is the chicken on fire? No, that’s just your mouth!

A Hawaiian-based dish, Island Fire Chicken is spiced with signature seasonings with a slight kick from the sauce. As this dish can be difficult to find, we’ve made the ultimate decision to bring our readers this Island Fire Chicken recipe to share the love!

Packed with a kick of heat and a hug of sweetness, this Island Fire Chicken pairs well with white rice, brown, rice, steamed broccoli, and steamed green cabbage. Filled with protein and savoring flavor, this recipe is nutritious and delicious—a great combo!

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What To Pair With Island Fire Chicken

There are a few notable dishes that are considered signature pairings with Island Fire Chicken. We’ve made a list of them and included them below for when you try our Island Fire Chicken Recipe! 

White Rice

Rice really goes with just about anything and everything, this Island Fire Chicken recipe included! We’re big fans of rice cookers here—almost zero effort and accountability placed on our part!—so while we’re cooking this bombin’ Island Fire Chicken Recipe our rice is cooking away without needing a speck of our attention.

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Brown Rice

For all the brown rice lovers out there, this one is for you! Brown rice is packed with nutrients and it pairs wonderfully with this spicy and sweet Island Fire Chicken recipe. 

Cook the brown rice in the rice cooker while making the Island Fire Chicken. It’ll be fresh and steamy, the perfect side dish for this banger of a zesty, spicy, and sweet Island Fire Chicken dish. 

Steamed Broccoli

There’s just something about steamed broccoli that makes it pair favorably with spiced dishes like this Island Fire Chicken recipe. When setting up to make your Island Fire Chicken, simply set up a small or medium-sized pot with water, and add a steamer appliance and lid (with the broccoli inside). Allow the broccoli to steam to forkable perfection while you’re focusing on cooking your smokin’ Island Fire Chicken! 

Steamed Green Cabbage

Another great pairing with spiced main dishes is steamed cabbage. Follow the same instructions set up for the steamed broccoli or have both! Add in the chopped green cabbage with the broccoli to steam while you focus your attention on cooking bangin’ hot (as in flavorful) Island Fire Chicken!

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Macaroni Salad

There’s something about macaroni salad that has us coming back for more nibbles and sneaky bites. Whether homemade or bought at the store, macaroni salad is another great pairing choice with our favorite Island Fire Chicken recipe! 

Island Fire Sauce 

Lost In The Sauce, Island Fire

The hottest sauce they have, Lost In The Sauce’s Island Fire is full of heat and flavor. The multi-pepper blend is followed by the sweet fruity pineapple tones. For anyone that loves flavor or heat, they’ll love this Island Fire sauce! 

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What You Will Need To Make This Island Fire Chicken Recipe

The ultimate zippy zesty protein-packed dish to make at home! This Island Fire Chicken recipe is easy to make and worth every effort when its one-of-a-kind flavor package is delivered to your mouth. It includes an Island Fire sauce recipe that’s simple to mix together for a flavor-packing dish. Time to get cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Pound Chicken Breast (Boneless, Skinless)
  • ¼ Onion (Minced)
  • 2 Teaspoons Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ Pineapple (Crushed)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper

Equipment:

  • Medium Or Large Skillet
  • Measuring Utensils
  • Measuring Cup
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Clean Plate
  • Tongs

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Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare The Skillet

Set the skillet on a burner, placing the temperature on medium-high heat. Add the oil to the skillet allowing it to heat up along with the skillet.

Step 2: Add The Chicken

Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper before adding them to the skillet. When this is accomplished, add the chicken breasts to the heated skillet. Allow the chicken to cook on both sides, flipping the chicken breasts. Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through and that there is no pink in the center.

Step 3: Prepare The Onion 

Now, while the chicken is cooking, using the cutting board and Chef’s knife, prepare the onion. Cut off both ends of the onion, peeling off the skin. Then, mince the onion.

Step 4: Remove The Chicken

When the chicken is fully cooked, remove it with tongs or a fork and place it on a clean plate. 

Step 5: Add The Onion To The Skillet

The onion should be properly minced and prepared to add to the skillet now. Dump the minced onion in the skillet. Allow the onion to cook, for about 4-6 minutes, forming a sort of paste-like consistency.

Step 6: Add The Rest Of The Ingredients To The Skillet

Once the onion has formed into a paste-like consistency, it’s time to add in the rest of the ingredients to the skillet. These ingredients include orange juice, thyme, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, brown sugar, and crushed pineapple. Raise the heat to high, allowing the ingredients to thicken and enhance in flavor.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Add the chicken (you can cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces before doing this) to the skillet with the yummy “Island Fire” base to make zesty Island Fire Chicken. Enjoy! 

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Tips and Tricks

Instead of grilling this Island Fire Chicken recipe, for a delicious crispy switch up—fry it instead! Simply add oil to the skillet, allowing it to heat to 375 F before dumping the chicken breasts in. Cook golden on both sides, then make the Island Fire sauce in a separate skillet. 

Servings And Preparation Time

Preparation Time  Cook Time Servings
5 Minutes 20-25 Minutes  3-4

Conclusion

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FAQs

Is Island Fire Chicken Sweet?

Island Fire Chicken is a combination of spicy heat and yuumy sweetness that has people coming back for another bite!

What does Island Fire chicken taste like?

Island Fire Chicken is spicy, so make sure you have a palate for it! It has a nice sweetness added to it that combines well with the spice factor.

Island Fire Chicken Recipe

Anias Vibrant Kitchen
The ultimate zippy zesty protein-packed dish to make at home! This Island Fire Chicken recipe is easy to make and worth every effort when its one-of-a-kind flavor package is delivered to your mouth. It includes an Island Fire sauce recipe that's simple to mix together for a flavor-packing dish. Time to get cooking!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Medium Or Large Skillet
  • Measuring Utensils
  • Measuring Cup
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Clean Plate
  • Tongs

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Pound Chicken Breast Boneless, Skinless
  • ¼ Onion Minced
  • 2 Teaspoons Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ Pineapple Crushed
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Set the skillet on a burner, placing the temperature on medium-high heat. Add the oil to the skillet allowing it to heat up along with the skillet.
  • Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper before adding them to the skillet. When this is accomplished, add the chicken breasts to the heated skillet. Allow the chicken to cook on both sides, flipping the chicken breasts. Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through and that there is no pink in the center.
  • Now, while the chicken is cooking, using the cutting board and Chef’s knife, prepare the onion. Cut off both ends of the onion, peeling off the skin. Then, mince the onion.
  • When the chicken is fully cooked, remove it with tongs or a fork and place it on a clean plate.
  • The onion should be properly minced and prepared to add to the skillet now. Dump the minced onion in the skillet. Allow the onion to cook, for about 4-6 minutes, forming a sort of paste-like consistency.
  • Once the onion has formed into a paste-like consistency, it’s time to add in the rest of the ingredients to the skillet. These ingredients include orange juice, thyme, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, brown sugar, and crushed pineapple. Raise the heat to high, allowing the ingredients to thicken and enhance in flavor.
  • Add the chicken (you can cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces before doing this) to the skillet with the yummy “Island Fire” base to make zesty Island Fire Chicken. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Instead of grilling this Island Fire Chicken recipe, for a delicious crispy switch up---fry it instead! Simply add oil to the skillet, allowing it to heat to 375 F before dumping the chicken breasts in. Cook golden on both sides, then make the Island Fire sauce in a separate skillet. 
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