Spicy Baked Chicken – Healthy Firecracker Chicken Recipe
Spicy Baked Chicken is an easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea for every person in the family! Slightly sweet with a kick of spice — meet your new favorite chicken recipe!
Meet your new BFF: Spicy Baked Chicken
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Raise your hand if you could use a little SPICE in yo LIFE !
That’s exactly how I feel about 2018 — It’s already been filled with so much spice + excitement! I have a lot of fun things going on behind the scenes of Hello Spoonful that I can’t wait to share!
One being a collaboration with Le Creuset + their new line of nonstick cookware.
I’ll actually be hosting a GIVEAWAY with them very soon. EEK. Head over to my instagram and make sure you’re following along so you can enter to win cookware from their new line!
I’ve also been dreaming up tons of fun recipes for the blog, updating my shop page so you all can use the exact same equipment I use for HS (specifically this portable photo studio that has been a game changer for me and my lighting!), conducting more interviews + working on some ATL specific things 😎
NOW, LET’S GET TO THIS SPICY BAKED CHICKEN
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What more could you ask for in a weeknight chicken dinner recipe? You all LOVE my honey garlic slow-cooker chicken, so it definitely was time for another chicken dish!
I was very excited to put this recipe together because Michael loves spicy recipes and I’d yet to create one! We’d been eating a lot of creamy lentil pasta and black bean burgers around the apartment, so it was definitely time to mix it up!
I love this chicken recipe because you can adjust the spice level. I don’t like mine super hot like Michael does, and since most of the heat comes from the crushed red pepper/hot sauce, you can just add more accordingly!
For this spicy chicken recipe you will need:
- Frank’s hot sauce
- Brown sugar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), plain olive oil or avocado oil
- Minced garlic
- Fresh Ginger
- Soy Sauce
- and chicken of course!
Do you like to meal prep for the week? This recipe is perfect for meal prepping and repurposing leftovers.
Repurposing leftovers is a great way to make your leftovers feel brand new! For example, we served our spicy baked chicken on top of cauliflower rice with some roasted broccoli and nutritional yeast! You can read all about the health benefits of nutritional yeast in this post.
You could take the chicken leftovers and put them in tortillas with guac, black beans and corn to make tacos the next day! This spicy baked chicken tastes great on salads, in wraps, topped on pizza or on its own.
Your options are endless!
I hope you all will take the time to make this delicious spicy chicken recipe!
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Spicy Baked Chicken - Healthy Firecracker Chicken Recipe
- 8 Chicken Tenders
- 1/2 Cup Franks Hot Sauce
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Or any olive oil)
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 Tsp Minced Garlic
- 1/2 Lime
- Pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes *to taste
- 1 inch Raw Ginger, Grated
- In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade until smooth and allow to marinate chicken in this mixture for 1 hour minimum in the refrigerator.
- When ready to cook, bring chicken at room temperature. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 425°F (200°C).
- Transfer chicken and a bit of sauce to a baking dish or roasting pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 425°F (200°C) for 25-30 minutes, basting with marinade from time to time, until cooked through.
- Meanwhile reduce the remaining marinade a little bit in a saucepan on the stove while chicken is cooking, then drizzle the reduced sauce over cooked chicken and toss before serving.
- Garnish with cilantro if desired, and serve immediately.
This recipe is so good, a regular at our house! Also used the sauce on wings and it was perfect.
YAY — Love hearing that! I need to try the sauce on wings. I’m sure my husband would love it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review 🙂
YUm this looks incredible! Would love to try!
So excited to try this! Wish I could feed the toddler spicy food lol
I will definitely be trying this recipe along with others you have listed.
Bookmarking this page so I can try this recipe. I love your combination of sweet, tangy (vinegar) and spicy. Look forward to trying it! 🙂
Yum! This looks so delicious! I’ll definitely have to make this one to top off a quinoa bowl!
You never disappoint with your food posts! This looks too yummy and I can’t wait to try it. Love how versatile it is as well!
I love spicy food! This spicy baked chicken sounds delicious! I definitely have to put it on my list of recipes to try. Thanks for sharing!
i am all about spicy!! this looks delicious and so flavorful!
This looks so yummy! My husband loves the spice.
I love food with a spicy kick and this looks divine. May have to give this one a go
Yummy, I love spicy food especially during the winter months. Recipe looks super easy and delicious.
Love how easy this is!
I love how it looks juicy and yummy! I think you really took the chicken to a higher level! Love the spices! 🙂
I have never thought of putting these ingredients together i.e. the franks with ginger, but I can totally see how it would be amazing. Definitely trying this one out!
I love spicy food so this sounds like a wonderful combination of flavors. And super Easy to make is another great plus!