Spicy Baked Chicken Recipe

Spicy Baked Chicken Recipe
Yasmin Fahr

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Thai chiles, roughly chopped (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1 ½ pounds organic chicken breast, washed and dried
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, pierced with a fork or knife

Don't let the spices in this dish scare you away — if you have them in your pantry, then this is a quick, satisfying, and easy dish to make for dinner. You can eat the chicken breast as is or serve it with rice, toasted pita bread, or turn it in to a baked chicken sandwich (great for if there are leftovers). 

Alternatively, you can just use your favorite spice blend instead of the mixture below and then bake the recipe the same way. But if you do make it as directed, make sure to wear gloves while coating the chicken with the spices otherwise the turmeric will stain your fingernails yellow, which is what happened to me because I completely forgot to follow my own advice... 

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Then, add the chicken breasts and evenly coat the meat with the mixture (make sure to wear gloves per the note above). Add the tomatoes and mix together.

Arrange the meat and tomatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet, pouring any additional liquid on top. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Serve immediately, spooning the pan juices over the meat or on top of rice if using. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

298 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

15%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 18g 28%
  • Carbs 10g 3%
  • Saturated 4g 20%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 26g 51%
  • Cholesterol 73mg 24%
  • Sodium 83mg 3%
  • Calcium 55mg 6%
  • Magnesium 55mg 14%
  • Potassium 682mg 19%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 248mg 35%
  • Vitamin A 91µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 36mg 60%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 61%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 38%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 30µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 6%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 16µg 20%
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