TOP SPICY CHICKEN RECIPES YOU NEED TO TRY
Introduction to Chicken Dishes
Do you know what the best part about chicken dishes is?
The best thing about using chicken for cooking is that it's the perfect vehicle for adding whatever spices and flavors you want. And here, we're talking hot and spicy flavors. By adding some of the best spices for the chicken to fried chicken, pasta, soup, and many others, we've got some of the best Spicy Chicken recipes for you to try at home.
Oh, and if you're not feeling like running up some sweat, many recipes allow you to customize the heat and spice to your liking. So, grab a glass of cold water because these hot and spicy chicken recipes will set your taste buds on fire!
There's no better way to add heat to your regular dinner routine. So, it's time to rock the kitchen if you can stand the spice and heat.
This selection of spicy chicken dishes has everything spice lovers could ask for, including mildly spiced dishes that won't burn your tongue to fiery entrees that you may find too hot to handle!
Whether you like spicy chicken recipes with paprika, cayenne, hot sauce, or Sriracha, this collection has them all.
So, ready to break some sweat? Let's roll!
Sweet and Spicy Chicken
To start this journey, let's begin on a mild note, shall we? This one's a sweet and spicy dish your whole family will love.
For making Sweet and Spicy Chicken, you'll first make a delicious sticky glaze of brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and then coat the crispy fried chicken chunks until they're shiny and bursting with flavor. The sweet and spicy combo gives this dish the right balance so it won't scorch your tongue.
While Sweet and Spicy Chicken does have a kick, most kids will love this chicken dinner.
Firecracker Chicken is yet another sweet and spicy dish with an extra fiery finish. For this dish, brush chicken breasts with firecracker sauce and bake them until they're juicy. Easy, isn't it?
The hot sauce, red pepper flakes, and pepper in Firecracker Chicken will make you sweat a little. But then, it's well countered by the mild and meaty chicken, so it's manageable.
Sweet & Spicy Roast Chicken with Carrots, Dates & Pistachios
It is classic roast chicken with a sweet and spicy makeover! Fully loaded with carrots, dates, and pistachios, this is a chicken dish like no other.
Here the chicken is marinated in orange, lemon, honey, mustard, and pepper; because of this, the meat gets unique, lovely, sweet, citrus, and spicy flavors all at once! Adding the dates and pistachios offers a contrast in taste that goes perfectly well with the tender chicken and carrots.
A surefire hit for any occasion!
Chicken Shawarma (Middle-East spicy chicken)
Created with an exotic spice mix of cumin, cardamom, coriander, paprika, and cayenne, the Chicken Shawarma explodes with exquisite flavor and taste. Then, the mixture is wrapped in pita bread that absorbs the chicken's juices wonderfully. Also, covering the spicy chicken in bread brings down the chicken's spiciness, thus creating a pleasant balance of flavors.
Spicy Fried Chicken
Spicing things up further, for this fried chicken recipe, first dip the chicken chunks into a mixture of egg and water. After this, mix them into flour, baking powder, and spices. Then add some warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and finally, for the spice kick, some cayenne pepper. After frying, the batter must become light and crisp.
Korean Fried Chicken
Korean food is becoming a craze the world over, and why not! Not only is it fresh and full of tantalizing flavors, but it's equally stunning when plated!
This Korean hot fried chicken is simply mouthwatering. It has that crunchy and crispy outside we all are crazy about, along with a juicy center that'll keep you coming back for more.
But what makes it out of this world are its marinade and sauce. Korean Fried Chicken uses Asian condiments like gochujang (Korean bean paste), soy sauce, and sesame oil, and because of these ingredients, this dish has a wonderfully unique sweet and spicy flavor like no other.
Crispy Spicy Chicken Nuggets
Including Chicken nuggets in this list may look slightly mediocre but wait till you try this recipe. It transforms an ordinary chicken dish into a full-blown masterpiece.
Spicy Chicken Nuggets are golden and crispy on the outside and ridiculously juicy and tender on the inside. The nugget coating made from breadcrumbs is loaded with chili, paprika, and red pepper flakes, so you know these nuggets are seriously spicy!
Spicy Chicken Ramen
The spicy chicken ramen recipe is an easy-to-make comfort food that's way better than ramen bought from supermarkets, with lots of chicken, noodles, and veggies in a delicious broth. Easily one of our favorites!
Chicken Ramen is easy to make at home when you follow any recipe for Spicy Chicken Ramen. Hot chicken flavor ramen broth has a rich and exotic flavor, and there's no need to keep it on simmer for hours. This comforting noodle bowl is full of lip-smacking aromas and flavors, with chicken cooked in garlic and ginger and the ramen noodles soaking up the broth. To finish, top it up with a hard-cooked egg, green onions, and sesame seeds for authentic spicy chicken ramen any time of the week.
Spicy Chicken Tenders
Spicy Chicken Tender Strips are perfect as a side dish or finger food with any dip. Do we need an excuse to whip up a batch of crispy tenders?
Ideally, it would be best if you went for actual chicken tenders. These are just a bit more tender than the chicken breast itself. And if you can't get your hands on actual chicken tenders, you can quickly dice up chicken breast into narrow strips, which works just as well!
Spicy Chicken Burger
Any season is Burger season!
Among the most widely eaten chicken dishes on the planet, Spicy Chicken Burgers are prepared from chicken thigh fillets marinated in buttermilk to make them extra tender. Crumbed and roasted till they turn a perfect golden brown, they are lip-smacking with homemade burgers and plenty of spicy sauce.
Spicy Grilled Chicken
Delicious spicy grilled chicken is made by adding spice from Chipotle pepper, paprika, and coriander and a touch of lime juice and zest. It is the perfect meal with a salad or bowl of rice.
Spicy Chicken Stir Fry
The main flavor component of the Spicy Chicken stir-fry dish is Chinese Sacha BBQ sauce, which is also quite often used as a dipping sauce. The Sacha sauce has a unique flavor and makes the Chicken Stir Fry very tasty and unique.
Spicy Chicken Wings
Spicy Chicken Wings is a viral creation that came out in the 1960s from a New York restaurant. It was first prepared by Teressa Bellissimo, who covered them in her special sauce and served them with celery and blue cheese. Since then, Spicy Chicken Wings have become the quintessential game day food in the United States, served at bars and restaurants, or ordered as takeout.The magic ingredient to spicy wings without much oil is aluminum-free baking powder. Make sure you use baking powder, not soda because there is a huge difference! Coating chicken wings in seasoned baking powder makes the skin super crispy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the spiciest chicken?
According to legends, the Houston chicken tender is so spicy that it is considered a hundred times hotter than a jalapeno and twice as hot as the ghost pepper, which is commonly considered one of the most spicy chilies in the world.
How do you balance a spicy chicken dish?
Sweet Defeats Heat. So, adding a lovely accompaniment to a spicy chicken dish is an excellent way to reduce the spiciness. If your chicken is based on a tomato-based sauce, add a little more tomato sauce and maybe a pinch of sugar. Just add a touch of sweet ketchup.
What seasoning balances spicy?
Adding acidic ingredients such as lemon or lime juice, vinegar, wine, tomatoes, and even pineapple will help neutralize spicy oil's pH levels and reduce some of that flamin-hot flavor.
What is the secret to juicy chicken?
To make chicken juicy, brine your chicken in a mixture of water and a few tablespoons of salt for around 20 to 30 minutes. It will boost the natural flavor and moisture of the chicken breasts and will leave you with extra tender chicken. It will ensure your chicken won't be dry or tough.
What does soaking your chicken in milk do?
It is assumed that the calcium in milk kick-starts a natural enzyme in the chicken that automatically helps it tenderize. Milk also reduces excess acidity and heat in the dish. It is valid for non-dairy milk, like coconut milk, too. And the bonus part is that milk creates a creamy sauce that will keep your roast chicken even juicier.
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