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Spicy Butter-Soy Chicken

4 Servings

20 minutes 10 minutes active

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This simple stir-fry was inspired by Filipino salpicao, a dish that dresses tender cubes of beef with a garlicky soy-butter sauce. Lean, mild-tasting chicken breasts get a big savory-sweet flavor boost from just a few high-impact ingredients. We like the mild burn that results when the seeds are left in the serranos, but you can remove the seeds for less heat. Serve with rice to soak up the sauce.



20 minutes

10 minutes active


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Nina R.

This was really delicious. So quick and easy. It can definitely be made with less butter and still be delicious. I have a six year old so I cut a jalepeno in half, removed three seeds and sautéed it with the chicken at the end and let it steep in the butter. There was a hint of spicy ness but he still ate it and the pepper lent a layer of flavor.

Tracey M.

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Alexandra C.

My husband and I really enjoyed this meal. Creamy with just the right amount of heat and tender chicken. Served over rice, garnished with the scallions and topped with sesame seeds for a super fast dinner. Will definitely be adding it to my weeknight rotation. Thank you Milk Street!