Spicy Chicken Recipes Roundup

This week’s featured spicy recipes roundup is chicken! These are no ordinary spicy chicken recipes, these are the types of recipes that will win praise at your dinner party, have folks cheering when you enter the room and get you a few pats on the back! Ok, seriously, back down to Earth, these are simple delicious spicy chicken recipes I found while searching the interwebs. I’ve been looking for new mouth watering spicy chicken dishes that would be great for dinner parties, especially with the holidays around the corner! We all have our go to chicken recipes but why not make something new to make that dinner extra special?

I hope you’re all inspired to make these dishes and if you do please let me know in comments or post at photo of it on my Facebook page.

spicy-chicken-roundup 1. Everyday Curry Chicken from Sinfully Spicy blog. 2. Spicy Basque Style Chicken from My Recipes. 3. Nashville Hot Style Fried Chicken from Bon Appetit. 4. Quick 30 minute Chicken Tikka Masala from Great Curry Recipes. 5. Spicy Roast Chicken from Food and Wine magazine site.

 

Spicy Recipes Roundup: Comfort Foods

Hi everyone! I’m starting a new weekly series titled “Spicy Recipes Roundup” where I’ll feature some of the best spicy food recipes around the web! This new feature will showcase five spicy recipes from some of my favorite magazines and food blogs so you don’t have to go scouring the web looking for great spicy recipes. To get things started I’m kicking off this week with spicy comfort foods to warm your soul, just in time for those chilly Fall nights!

 

1. This Curry Chicken Pot Pie recipe from Alton Brown looks great! Since I like things a little extra spicy I would double the curry and ground pepper then toss in a chopped scotch bonnet pepper while cooking.

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2. This is one hearty and “meaty” Vegetarian Chile from Food52, add extra heat if you like but boy is this an awesome recipe if you want to go meatless!  3. Try this Smokey Chipotle Meatloaf from Delicious on a Dime cookbook from the All You magazine editors. The chipotles in adobo sauce will kick up this classic recipe.

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4. Shrimp fra Diavolo is one of my favorite things to order at Italian restaurants, it’s flavorful, hearty and spicy so I just drooled when I saw this Lobster fra Diavolo version from the From Away blog. Go ahead and double the red pepper flakes seasoning in recipe or add an entire sliced serrano chile pepper! 5. Stir fry may not scream comfort food to some but for me a steaming bowl of this Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry is what I want on a chilly night.

 

Thanks for checking these out and let me know if you make any of them. What are your favorite spicy comfort foods?

Panzanella Bread Salad with a Spicy Twist

Looking for a no-cook recipe you can toss together in less than 15 minutes? It’s hearty, rustic, vegetarian and hardly takes any effort at all. I first saw Lidia Bastianich make panzanella bread salad years ago in one of her visits to the Italian countryside. I don’t remember her recipe exactly but she basically tossed a few ingredients into a bowl and mashed them all up with her hands. So simple, so easy and so delicious I had to make this panzanella bread salad with a spicy twist!

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Panzanella is a bread salad made with tomatoes and popular in the Tuscan region of Italy. The bread is soaked with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basil and basically that’s it!

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I added chopped cherry peppers that I pickled some time ago and it gave the panzanella a nice tangy, spicy flavor. It’s not over the top spicy but if you want it spicier you can add your own pickled hot peppers. Adding a little of the pickled juice will work as well but that’s entirely optional.

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Take all the ingredients and mash them up for a bowl of zesty Tuscan flavors! You have to try this one, it’s sure to be a hit at your next event! Have you made panzanella before? If so, what are your favorite combinations? Please, chime in!
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Spicy Panzanella
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf crusty Italian bread, cubed
  • 1 lb ripe cherry tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup pickled cherry peppers, chopped
  • 4-5 large basil leaves, torn apart
  • ¼ - ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Add bread to a large bowl and toss in tomatoes, cherry peppers, basil, drizzle in olive oil and vinegar. Add just a pinch of salt & pepper.
  2. Mix all ingredients with your hands and squish everything together so all is well mixed.
  3. Serve in a large bowl and have as a side or main course.

 

 

Healthy and Spicy Grilled Sockeye Salmon Recipe

I picked up this beautiful wild Sockeye salmon on my way home from work. Isn’t she a beauty? I was looking for an easy and healthy meal that wouldn’t take too long and grilling has been the only option for me lately. I have refused to turn on the stove even though weather has been a little cooler than normal this August, July was an inferno! The Sockeye is lovely to look at but even better eating it so as soon as I walked in the house I got to prepping for this healthy and spicy grilled Sockeye salmon recipe! Yes you’ll pay a little more for wild sockeye salmon but aren’t you worth it? 🙂 You just have to treat yourself once in a while!

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Sockeye salmon is bright, fresh and all natural and is known across the US as “red salmon” because of its rich, red hue. The Sockeye gets its color from a diet rich in zooplankton and shrimp. Sockeye salmon isn’t the most fatty of salmon or the most popular, the king salmon is, but the sockeye has a stronger salmon flavor. Salmon is one of my favorite fish and nothing like eating natural salmon from the wild, you just feel better eating it. There have been several times when I’ve gone to buy salmon at my local supermarket only to put it back after seeing they’ve add food dye. That’s been done to farmed salmon for years, if it’s not pink enough they’ll add some color for you! The FDA says it’s safe but I’ll bet on nature any day! So sometimes I splurge a little and pay extra for quality as a special treat to myself! I wanted something healthy and easy to make so making this spicy grilled salmon recipe was the perfect after a long day at the office!

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Salmon has many nutrients and it’s meatiness makes it a very filling fish. It’s so simple to prepare, just a little salt and pepper will do most of the time but you know me, I had to turn the heat up and make it spicy! Grilling the fish was also a better option for me considering the heat wave we’ve had this Summer, it gets the skin nice and crispy as well. I first seasoned the salmon with a habanero sea salt but wanted a much bolder heat. I picked up this amazing habanero horseradish sauce from DEFCON Sauces at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo last Spring and had been saving it for a grilled steak dish but this sauce took the salmon to another level.

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The label reads a little scary but don’t be afraid! If you can handle jalapeno heat or a bit of habanero or scotch bonnet peppers you can handle this sauce. Also, it’s not just pure heat, the flavors are bold and well balanced and you can really still taste the horseradish. It’s truly a great sauce. I’m not a fan of products that only burn so always look for great flavor and if it’s not hot enough I can always add extra heat but didn’t have to with this sauce. I grilled the Sockeye salmon first then after it was almost cooked I generously spread the sauce on top. It’ll also be great on steak I’m sure so you may see that next time!

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While the salmon was grilling, I tossed a quick baby spinach salad with red onions and nectarines for some some added sweetness and was done in about 15 minutes! So simple and easy and just what I need after having a long day at work. If you live in the city or an apartment and don’t have a grill get yourself an indoor stove top grill or prepare your salmon on a George Foreman grill, either will work like a charm.

 

Spicy Grilled Sockeye Salmon
Recipe type: Seafood
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb wild sockeye salmon
  • Habanero Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp Defcon Habby Horse Hot Habanero Sauce
  • Bunch of baby spinach, washed
  • small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 nectarine, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp ginger balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat up the grill then season the salmon with the habanero salt. Place the salmon on a grilling rack so fish doesn't stick to the grill. Place the rack with fish directly on grill and cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. Right before salmon is done, spread the horseradish sauce over salmon and leave on grill for another minute.
  3. Prepare a quick salad by tossing the spinach, red onions, nectarines, olive oil, vinegar in a bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Place the salad on a plate and top with salmon.

 

St Patrick’s Day Jalapeno and Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Happy pre – St. Patrick’s Day!! Celebrate with these jalapeno and cheddar cornbread muffins for a spiced up morning. They’re playful, fun, easy to make and would look cute on your breakfast table. During the baking process the jalapeno slices transform into little shamrocks!

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Just slice an extra jalapeno and top each muffin before baking.

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The cornbread muffins will be just a little spicy since the fat in the cheese helps balance the heat.

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Perfect with a mug of coffee!

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I used regular cornbread mix which works for me! Its quick, it’s easy but if you have your own special corn muffin recipe go ahead and just mix in the jalapenos and the cheddar. Adjust your recipe if you add salt since the cheddar adds it’s own saltiness. Also, adding the cheese makes this recipe much more moist than a traditional cornbread recipe.

Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day and may the road always rise up to meet you!!

St Patrick’s Day Jalapeno & Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
2 jalapenos, 1 diced & the other sliced
1/4 cup white cheddar cheese
1 egg
1/3 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl mix all ingredients except the sliced jalapeno.

2. Grease a muffin pan and pour cornbread mix into molds. Top each muffin with a jalapeno slice and bake for 20-25 minutes.

3. For a sweeter option, drizzle a little honey over the tops as they’re cooling.

Comfort Foods: Spicy Soups from Around the World

Five spicy soups I’ve been wanting to make and now is the time! The weather here has been a little strange which has become the norm these days. One day its in the 20’s then it shoots up to 60 then back down to the 30s! Who can dress for this weather? Well one thing is for sure, Winter is here to stay for a while so stock up on your veggies and spices and let’s take a world soup journey. First up is an American nod to Mexico, then a tour of Asia and finally a pit stop in the sunny Caribbean…we can dream can’ t we? So get comfy in your over-sized sweater and thick wool socks and curl up to these awesome spicy soup recipes.

1. Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup from A Beautiful Mess. I can just taste the silky smooth sweet potato balanced with the spicy, smokey chipotle and looks so easy to make!

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2. Indian Spiced Chicken Turmeric Soup from Spicie Foodie. I love Indian spice flavors and this soup is healthy and good for you. Studies show that turmeric has cancer fighting properties so get your fill here.

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3. Yunnan Beef Stew from Lady and Pups. Just look at it, how can you resist this delicious bowl of short ribs, ginger, garlic, lemongrass and mint? Soul soothing!

4. Korean Spicy Green Onion Beef Soup, Yuk Gae Jahng from Week of Menus. This is my go to soup when ever I go to little Korea in NYC. This soup is peppery, bold and heart warming.

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5. Jamaican Pepper Pot Stew from My Wooden Spoons. This soup is gorgeous and just waiting to be devoured! Add a scotch bonnet pepper to the pot for extra heat!

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