Sharyl's Spicy Chicken Recipe -
Sharyl's Spicy Chicken Recipe
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Sharyl's Spicy Chicken

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"Whole family loves this recipe! Spicy chicken cooked in a skillet with orange juice or grilled without the o.j. Also great with london broil."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Combine the salt, pepper, hot paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spices on the chicken using all of the spice mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken in the hot oil for 4 minutes. Turn the chicken, and lower heat to medium-low. Pour in the orange juice; simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Serve the chicken with a bit of the pan sauce spooned over the each piece.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Chicken broth can be used instead of the orange juice for a less sweet dish.
  • Chicken thighs work well in this dish also.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2009

I made this as is and thought it was great! The smell of the spices was very yummy and it came out sweet with a little kick. I guess I did change one ingredient- I couldn't find hot paprika so I used a combo of regular paprika and cayenne pepper. I also added a little cornstarch to the sauce when the chicken was done just so it coated the chicken. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 06, 2009

its like candy chicken with hotsauce on it. I didn't like it very much, but I hope that with tweaking this recipe it can be pretty good. I get where you are going with the recipe though.


14 Ratings

Aug 10, 2009

This was great. We loved the spice's on the chicken. My husband and son both commented on how good the chicken was.It was a little sweet and spicy, Yum. I did do something alittle different [sorry] I drained the oil,used 1/4 c. of orange juice and 1/4 c. of chicken broth,[I keep a container of it in the fridge] scrapped the brown bits up. Put a can of low fat cream of mushroom soup in it. The only reason for that is because we had rice with it and my husband has to have gravy. I'll diffently make this again. Thanks.

May 27, 2010

This chicken was sooo good! My boyfriend followed the recipe as written. He pounded the chicken between two sheets of saran wrap to ensure even and quick cooking. It totally hit the stop - sweet, tangy and spicy! It would probably be tasty with some cayenne to kick up the notch as well. Definitely will ask him to make it for me again!

Aug 23, 2010

This chicken is so amazing! I love the flavor of the hot and the orange juice mixed together. It was easy to make and very tender.

Feb 20, 2012

This is the best tasting easy chicken recipe I have ever made in my entire life! It isn't spicy, but it is so tasty! I used about 2 lbs of chicken thighs with the amount of seasonings called for in the recipe and grilled them instead of cooking them on stove-top (only because my husband wanted to grill the chicken). I boiled the orange juice and reduced it slightly and poured it over the chicken when they were done. I love the taste of this chicken so very much! I understand that the lady who submitted this recipe is no longer with us and I just want to say that this is a great legacy to leave behind. Thank you so much for this wonderful tasting but really easy recipe!!

May 22, 2011

Great flavor combinations on the spices, though I did add a little cajun spice cuz did not have the hot paprika. Also used thigh/leg quarters and still had great results with this sub. Will be using this one again with chicken breast also. Thanks Sharyl4!!

Apr 06, 2010

I think it could have been better. It just didn't sit well... the recipe needs tweaking. Thought the cinammon could have been reduced quite a bit, maybe even by more than 1/2. Also, the cook time should have been doubled.


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  • Calories
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 631 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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