Spicy Chile Grilled Chicken Recipe Add intense flavor to grilled chicken with a lemon juice marinade that includes spicy red chiles or jalapeño chiles, chili powder and cumin.
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Jerk Chicken with Corn Bread
Jerk Chicken with Corn Bread Recipe Fire up the dinner table with a spicy chicken dish seasoned with allspice, cayenne pepper, and paprika. To increase the heat, rub the spice mixture over the chicken 8 hours before serving and store it in the fridge until ready to cook. Make this meal when your taste buds turn on their heat-seeking sensors–even the cornbread has peppers.
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Five-Spice Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blackberry Glaze
Five-Spice Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blackberry Glaze Recipe Ditch your go-to grilled chicken recipe and try this revved-up version instead. An easy shortcut to spicy dishes, five-spice powder combines cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and peppercorns to create an aromatic combination guaranteed to bump up any weeknight dinner.
6 of 10Becky Luigart-Stayner
African Chicken in Spicy Red Sauce
African Chicken in Spicy Red Sauce Recipe Expand your palate and introduce Berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend. Make yours at home by combining red pepper, black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. You may never use pre-mixed seasonings again.
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Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken
Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe The trick to adding a hearty helping of heat to fried chicken is to get the spice into the chicken's coating. Mix a trio of spices with crushed corn chips, then dredge the chicken in the spices before baking. Make sure to warn your guests–this is no regular fried chicken.
8 of 10Jennifer Davick; Buffy Hargett; Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Spicy Chicken-Rice Bowl
Spicy Chicken-Rice Bowl Recipe Red curry paste is the secret to this one-dish dinner's heat. If you like it on the spicy side, up the use of the curry paste, which is mellowed slightly in the dish by the rich coconut milk and fresh veggies.
Recipe Not all gumbo recipes bring the heat like this Louisiana-inspired stew. Andouille sausage, Creole seasonings, and hot sauce add that must-have kick that guarantees you won't sample this dish without a frosty beverage nearby.