This dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner when you are craving spicy fried chicken but are short on time to whip something up. To keep this recipe quick, we pan-seared marinated chicken strips and topped them with crispy chive-studded panko to mimic a crunchy fried coating. The caramelized shaved Brussels sprouts are a savory match. It all comes together in one skillet and in less than 30 minutes.
Mix 1 tablespoon of the hot sauce and 1 tablespoon of the honey together in a small bowl and set aside.
Whisk the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil, remaining 2 tablespoons hot sauce, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper together in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss until combined.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the panko, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the panko is golden brown and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a small bowl and stir in the chives; set aside.
Return the skillet to the stovetop and add the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
Add the chicken and any juices left in the bowl and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, 6 to 7 minutes. Fold in the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey until just combined. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
Add the Brussels sprouts and 3/4 teaspoon salt to the skillet and toss to combine with any residual juices and oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the Brussels sprouts are bright green and starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook, stirring, until the sprouts are tender and caramelized, 3 to 4 minutes.
Divide the Brussels sprouts among four bowls and top each with some chicken. Drizzle the reserved hot sauce-honey mixture over the chicken, then sprinkle each serving with some of the panko mixture.
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