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 36g 56%
  • Carbs 19g 6%
  • Saturated 8g 40%
  • Fiber 6g 23%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 51g 103%
  • Cholesterol 145mg 48%
  • Sodium 167mg 7%
  • Calcium 110mg 11%
  • Magnesium 110mg 27%
  • Potassium 1,364mg 39%
  • Iron 6mg 32%
  • Zinc 3mg 17%
  • Phosphorus 497mg 71%
  • Vitamin A 2,737IU 55%
  • Vitamin C 72mg 120%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 20%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 16%
  • Niacin (B3) 24mg 122%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 75%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 61µg 15%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 13%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 32µg 40%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 19g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 6g
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