Monday, March 5, 2012

Habanero Baked Chicken

If you like a kiss of heat, then this is one recipe to seek!
Complexity Level:  Easy
Makes 3-4 Servings
Habanero Baked Chicken
What You Need:
4 Chicken Breasts
2-5 Habaneros (ok, thats a range alright, but it's up to you!)*
1/4 cup Hot Sauce
1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Red Onion, Quartered
Olive Oil
1 tbsp Ground Pasilla
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Rum
*Only 2 = A Light kiss of Heat

To start, halve your Habaneros and place into a skillet with 3 tbsp Olive Oil.  Heat over medium heat for 1-2 minutes to infuse a nice spice into the oil.  Meanwhile, rub your chicken breasts with the rum, black pepper, pasilla, garlic powder, some of the hot sauce, and the sea salt.

Place the chicken into the skillet with the peppers and sear each side, 4-5 minutes.  Remove from the skillet and place on a baking sheet.

Place the quartered onions around the chicken, and more habanero if seeking extra heat.  Drizzle the oil from the skillet over the chicken, and top with more hot sauce.  Wrap the baking pan tightly with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

After baking let sit 5 minute then serve.  This recipe is super simple and causes minimal dishes (although a sink of dishes show for a great day in the kitchen!).  The foil helped steam the chicken, so as you cut into each flaming breast, the juices will spill out and cause you to crave seconds!

My husband made 2 burritos with this recipe, then for lunch the next day we made him a buffalo chicken salad!  Now thats 2 meals in one that are worth cooking for!

I hope you enjoy as much as he did!  
Thanks for visiting our family dinner party!


  1. Oh man, I can almost smell it baking, Aimee! Yumm! The pics are gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Anna!!! I just love spicy foods, so for me, it was the smell of the peppers that hit my throat that said "This is a GREAT recipe!!!" My husband loved it, boy it was so juicy too! WIn win!

  2. WOW! This looks absolutely delicious! Love spicy and this certainly has got a kick to it I'm sure! Great recipe! I can smell it from here. :)

    1. Insert giant smiley here ;)!!!! Thanks so much! Theres nothing like making your oven do all the work!! Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. I love it!!! I am a big fan of habaneros, I think they are amazing. I am sure this chicken has some really amazing flavor!

    1. Thanks Ravie!! The smokey chili pepper habaneros we're soooo yummy! Thanks for stopping by;)

  4. This sounds AMAZING! Need to try ASAP!!

    1. Yes you do!!! Lol let me know how it goes!! Thanks for stopping by :)!! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

  5. This looks pretty awesome, and easy to prepare for company.


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