Fireball Chicken 🍗🔥

Fireball Chicken is a spicy and sweet dish that combines the smoky heat of chili peppers with the warm, cinnamon-infused flavor of Fireball whiskey. This unique combination creates a mouthwatering glaze that caramelizes beautifully on the chicken, delivering a perfect balance of heat and sweetness. Ideal for a special dinner or a lively gathering, Fireball Chicken is sure to impress with its bold flavors and tender, juicy meat.


**Step 4: Serve the Chicken**

1. **Glaze the Chicken:**
– Once the chicken is cooked, brush it generously with the reduced marinade to create a glossy, flavorful glaze.


2. **Garnish and Serve:**
– Transfer the Fireball Chicken to a serving platter. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness. Serve immediately.


**Flavor Profile:**

– Fireball Chicken boasts a complex flavor profile that marries the sweetness of honey and brown sugar with the heat of sriracha and smoked paprika. The Fireball whiskey adds a distinctive cinnamon warmth, creating a unique and memorable taste experience. The caramelized glaze provides a delightful contrast of crispy edges and tender, juicy chicken.


**Nutritional Benefits:**


 honey as a natural sweetener offers a touch of added nutritional value.


**Tips and Variations:**

– **Spice Level:** Adjust the amount of sriracha sauce to control the heat level. For a milder dish, reduce the sriracha or omit it altogether.
– **Serving Suggestions:** Serve Fireball Chicken with a side of steamed vegetables, a fresh salad, or rice to balance the bold flavors.
– **Fireball Substitute:** If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, replace Fireball whiskey with apple juice and a pinch of ground cinnamon.




Fireball Chicken is a bold and flavorful dish that brings together the sweet, smoky, and spicy elements in a deliciously unique way. The cinnamon warmth from the Fireball whiskey, combined with the rich glaze and tender chicken, makes for an unforgettable meal. Perfect for impressing guests or adding excitement to a weeknight dinner, this recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to explore new and exciting flavors. Enjoy the vibrant taste of Fireball Chicken and savor each delicious bite.



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (pounded to an even thickness,
  • approximately 1 1/2 – 2 pounds, about 3/4 inch thickness)
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup jalapeño pepper jelly
  • ¼ cup Fireball cinnamon whisky
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Prepare the chicken: Place your boneless skinless chicken breasts into a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
Make the Fireball sauce: In a 2-quart sauce pot over medium heat, combine the ketchup, jalapeño pepper jelly, Fireball cinnamon whisky, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and ground cinnamon. Stir to combine.
Simmer the sauce: Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes. The sauce will thicken slightly. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Marinate the chicken: Reserve ½ cup of the Fireball sauce, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside. Pour the remaining sauce evenly over the chicken breasts. Cover the chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Grill the chicken: Preheat your outdoor gas grill to 425°F. Grill the chicken breasts on the first side for 7-9 minutes (depending on thickness and grill heat), then flip and grill for an additional 7-9 minutes on the second side.
Baste the chicken: Using a heat-safe pastry brush, brush some of the reserved Fireball sauce onto each side of the grilled chicken and cook for an additional minute on each side to allow the sauce to warm through and adhere to the chicken.
Rest and serve: Remove the chicken from the grill and place it onto a serving platter. Allow the Fireball chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 10 min | Cooking Time: 15 min | Total Time: 2 hr 25 min | Servings: 4 Voir moins

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