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Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Chicken from Weelicious

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Among her countless wonderful qualities, Kenya's first grade teacher, Sallie, also happens to be a passionate cook. Not long after we found out about her culinary talents, Sallie made us a cookbook-sized binder filled with photocopies of all her recipes, collected over years of cooking for her family. As you may know, I am a total cookbook junkie and this one completely captivated me. I spent several days pouring over Sallie's creative recipe ideas and the fun names and stories that accompanied each one.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken from Weelicious

They were all mouthwatering and I wasn't sure which one to try my hand at first, but I finally settled on the Sweet and Spicy Chicken, which sounded darn tasty and easy to make. I made it for our family with three of us loving it, but one saying it was too spicy. I made it few more times before I finally got to this version, which had the perfect balance of sweet and spicy for our whole family. I love this recipe.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken from Weelicious

Sweet and Spicy Potluck Chicken  (serves 4)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
  • Cook Time: 30 mins,
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Among her countless wonderful qualities, Kenya's first grade teacher, Sallie, also happens to be a passionate cook. Not long after we found out about her culinary talents, Sallie made us a cookbook-sized binder filled with photocopies of all her...

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs
  • or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. 2. Mix together all the ingredients except the chicken.
  3. 3. Pat the chicken dry if there is any moisture. Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken, patting it down so that it sticks.
  4. 4. Arrange the chicken pieces evenly in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  5. 5. Bake the chicken thighs for 35 minutes, and chicken breasts for 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. You can test the doneness by cutting into the thickest part of the chicken and making sure that the juices run clear.
Sweet and Spicy Potluck Chicken

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  1. marni

    August 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Msybe I did something wrong. But this was awful! Way too much parika..2tablespoons ruined the recipe. I am not sure if I missed something had to throw it out.

  2. Denise wood

    August 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Yum! So good! I may try adding some cayane for spice when I make it for adults only. The hotter the better for me!

  3. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    August 1, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Oh yum! I love a good, easy chicken recipe. Keeping this one in my back pocket for busy nights. Thanks!

  4. Stacy

    July 31, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Finally a chicken recipe the entire family ate (husband, 4 and 2 year old)! This was delicious. Thanks!

  5. annie

    July 29, 2014 at 11:23 am

    None of the ingredients are spicy. Paprika is generally for color and barely heat…

    • Belinda

      August 3, 2014 at 4:57 am

      i’ve got some spicy paprika that isn’t to mess around with. also, paprika is more than just looks!

  6. ssims323

    July 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Sooo delicious. I made it with chicken breasts. My 2 year old devoured her portion.

  7. Donna

    July 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Hi, love your site!!!!! I was wondering…. I have Type 2 Diabetes and was so thrilled that lots of your recipes use to include nutritional information, but for some reason they don’t anymore. I would love it if you started including it again. Thanks, Donna

    • Mark

      July 29, 2014 at 6:50 am

      It’s easy to check nutritional information yourself. There are some tools on the internet. I like the most this analyzer:

      http://happyforks.com/analyzer

      It said that this recipe has [per 100g]
      Energy: 127 kcal
      Protein: 18.57 g
      Fat: 4.08 g
      Carbohydrates: 4.52 g
      Cholesterol: 55 mg (not good)

      I don’t paste here full report, just try this tool and choose amount (other than 100g) of recipe you want and see nutrients you need to know in type 2 diabetes. I hope you can handle it.