Firecracker Chicken with Rice

Shocker: We’re really into low-maintenance weeknight recipes. Because getting every single pot and pan dirty on a Tuesday night isn’t exactly our idea of fun. What is? This sweet, spicy and delightfully sticky firecracker chicken with rice that’s on the table in under an hour.

The trick is twofold: For starters, the chicken is coated in cornstarch and egg before a quick pan-fry (it’s less messy and greasy than deep-frying). And the sauce is a simple combination of condiments you likely already have in your kitchen, so it comes together on the stovetop in practically no time at all.