Easy Spicy Mexican-American Chicken

Easy Spicy Mexican-American Chicken

36 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  partyzANKA

“My husband is Mexican, and he loves spicy chicken from the supermarket. I was trying to recreate one of the spicy packaged chicken dishes at home, and that's what i came up with. Chicken thighs are softer and juicier. It is very spicy and tangy, easy to make, and he loves it!”

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Original recipe yields 4 chicken thighs



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a small baking dish.
  2. Mix the hot sauce, paprika, ground cayenne pepper, and brown sugar in a bowl, and stir until the mixture is well combined. Place the chicken thighs in the baking dish, and coat them with a layer of sauce. Cover the dish with foil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake until the chicken has cooked through, and the sauce has thickened and started to brown, about 20 more minutes.

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We were wanting some spicy chicken...this was really good, did not change the recipe but did not "measure" ingredients! The dish was still juicy & delicious! I paired it with poblanos & mexican rice...mmmmm! =-)



This recipe was easy, low calorie and delicious! I did adjust the heat level by using just 1/2 tbsp of cayenne and I only had Frank's hot sauce on hand but that worked out fine as well. I will be making this spicy chicken again!



I made this last night using habenero sauce for my hot sauce. This is a super hot sauce, and I used the same amount as recommended for twice as much chicken. It was still too much! I will use the leftovers for tacos and cut the spice with cheese, etc. It came out very moist and the texture was great, but it was too hot - and we love hot food! Pay better attention than I did to the type of hot sauce you use.

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 427 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 39.3 g
  • 79%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1610 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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