Recipes from around the web: Spicy Chicken Breasts

Sometimes the same ol’ chicken just doesn’t cut it, and you’ll need to spice it up! Jesse and I discovered this spicy chicken recipe on AllRecipes.comhttp://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spicy-Chicken-Breasts/Detail.aspx

The spice mixture makes plenty for a few batches, so we usually put the remaining spices in a container to use for future cooking endeavors. Instead of grilling it, we put it in the oven at 350° for 45-60 minutes. We love to serve this chicken with rice! And if you have leftovers, another great way to eat this is to slice up the chicken, spread some hummus on a wrap, place the chicken on it, and wrap it up! The hummus helps balance out the spiciness for those who don’t love the kick quite as much. But feel free to experiment!

Sometimes it’s fun to recycle meals…unless you cook like I did one of the first times I tried to serve leftovers:

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Here’s the recipe:

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Spicy Chicken Breasts

SpicyChickenBreast

Prep time: 15 minutes  •  Cook time: 15 minuts • Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon onion powder1 tablespoon dried thyme1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper1 tablespoon ground black pepper4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, and ground black pepper. Set aside about 3 tablespoons of this seasoning mixture for the chicken; store the remainder in an airtight container for later use (for seasoning fish, meats, or vegetables).
  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Rub some of the reserved 3 tablespoons of seasoning onto both sides of the chicken breasts.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the grill, and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.

 

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