Sweet & Chilli Chicken With Blue Cheese Sauce

Sweet & Chilli Chicken With Blue Cheese Sauce

The world of culinary exploration often leads us down unexpected paths, where diverse flavors create an unparalleled dining experience.

Sweet and Chilli Chicken with Blue Cheese Sauce is a dish that masterfully combines sweetness and spiciness of chilli, while introducing a surprising twist with the addition of a creamy blue cheese sauce.

Chicken Selection

The foundation of any exceptional dish lies in the selection of its primary ingredient. For this dish, chicken thighs are the preferred canvas.

However, it’s not just about the cut; the quality of the chicken plays a very important role. Freshness is non-negotiable here!

The Sweet Component

To introduce sweetness into the equation, various sweetening agents come into play. Options range from honey to brown sugar or even apricot preserves.

However, the art lies in achieving the perfect balance; sweetness should enhance the overall flavor profile without overshadowing it.

The Spice Factor

The chili element in this dish is the source of its fiery charm. Here, the choice of chili peppers becomes a critical decision. From the bold habanero to the milder jalapeño, the spectrum is wide.

The heat level can be customized by including or excluding seeds. Of course, you can always use dried chillies. This element allows you to tailor the dish to your personal spice tolerance.

Crafting the Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

Crafting this unique sauce requires a delicate balance of ingredients, including blue cheese crumbles, greek yoghurt, garlic, and a subtle touch of lemon juice. Achieving the right blend of creaminess and tanginess is essential to complement the dish.

The versatility of the blue cheese sauce shines through as it can be introduced to the dish in various ways. Some prefer a drizzle over the Sweet and Chilli Chicken while others opt for a dipping sauce presentation.

Sweet & Chilli Chicken With Blue Cheese Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 people


For chicken

  • 1 kg chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic seasoning or garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp flour

For sweet & chilli sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 8 tbsp sweet & chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp dried chilli

For blue cheese sauce

  • 6 tbsp greek yoghurt
  • 50 g blue cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • Put your chicken in a bowl. Add oil and spices, and rub everything into the chicken.
  • Add flour to the chicken an mix again.
  • Set the chicken in the baking dish. Cook in the oven for 50 mins.
  • While the chicken is cooking prepare the blue cheese sauce. Peel the garlic and crush it to a small mixing bowl with a garlic press.
  • Cut the blue cheese into small cubes and add to the bowl.
  • Add greek yoghurt, salt, pepper and lemon juice to the same bowl and mix everything together.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, take it out of the oven and start preparing the sweet & chilli sauce.
  • Add butter and honey to the pan and melt them. Once they're melted add the sweet & chilli sauce and dried chilli, and mix untill all the ingredients are combined.
  • Put the chicken drumstick to a mixing bowl and pour the sweet chilli sauce mixture on top. Mix everything so the chicken is covered in sauce.
  • Serve sweet & chilli chicken with the blue cheese sauce and potatoes or other side dish that you prefer. Enjoy!
Keyword blue cheese, chicken, chillies, sweet

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