We set out to perfect a single Firecracker Chicken sauce that could be used three ways: as a marinade, as a tasty addition to fried chicken's batter, and for serving at the table.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a Firecracker Chicken recipe that earned its explosive name from a tongue-tingling hot sauce. To achieve this, we created a perfect sauce that could be used three ways: as a marinade, as a tasty addition to the batter, and for a dipping sauce for our Firecracker Chicken. We started our sauce recipe with yellow mustard, then added habanero chiles, pickled banana peppers, and dry mustard.