"This is a great skinless, chicken breast recipe that can be served over salad greens or as an entree! If serving over salad greens, cut chicken into strips and top with your favorite salsa or dressing." — Barbara Radford
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2 1/2 tablespoons
ground cayenne pepper
ground black pepper
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
This was amazing. Instead of using it as a rub, I put the spices and chicken into a gallon sized zip-lock bag with olive oil as a marinade. If you like it spicy, this is the recipe to use.
Sorry... I did not like this recipe at all. My husband, (who would rave about toast) said it was "ok". The seasoning was just not good, and brought no yummy flavor to the chicken. I even went with others recommendations and cut the cayenne in half. This is the first recipe from this site I have not given 5 stars to!
Used this recipe as the base for a chicken taco salad at a neighborhood Cinco de Mayo party. Quite good. Followed the recipe exactly but used smoked hungarian paprika as that's all I had on hand. Noted the thyme was overpowering - hence only 4 stars.... Using 1 tsbp of cayenne pepper would have been too much for "just chicken", but by utilizing it in a salad, the greens cut the spiciness. Perfect recipe to replace beef in a taco salad for those of us who are watching cholesterol!!! Thanks Barbara for a great recipe!
Wowza! I was sneezing throughout the entire mixing process. Take heed: this recipe makes a lot. Rub was good, but I feel the thyme overpowered the blend. (I’m not a big fan of the herb.) Next time I will decrease to ½ Tbs. and keep the rest of the ingredients the same. I love the fiery/hot taste mix gave my poultry. It was even good in my salad the next day.
WOWEE!! This is some SPICY chicken! The flavor was excellent (almost like blackened chicken), but since I'm sort of a wimp when it comes to hot foods I think I'll cut the cayenne pepper in half next time. Either that, or not use quite as much spice rub on the chicken breasts before I grill them (I really rubbed it on thick)! If you like hot and spicy foods though, you'll really love this... just make sure you have plenty of cold beer on hand to put out the fire! :)
I just made Spicy Chicken Breasts for dinner, and my husband and I loved them!! They were absolutely delicious! However, I took the advice from a few others, and used half the amount of cayenne pepper because I didn't want them to be too spicy. I also used bone-in chicken breasts and baked them in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. They came out perfectly...the center was tender and moist, and the seasoning on the outside was just right!! Thanks Barbara, this is definitely a 5-Star recipe, and we'll for sure be using the left over rub...I can't wait!
Using 1 TBSP "GROUND" cayenne was too spicy for my family. Tried only 1 tsp. and it was just a little "hot", but more to our taste. Good... but we liked the "Jenny's Grilled Chicken Breasts" from this site) better. Both recipes are exceptional with salad greens and your favorite dressing.
I used all the ingredients, except the salt – there is enough sodium in the recipe already. I did not use a grill, as it was about 12 degrees outside and I didn’t feel like bundling up! I put some extra virgin olive oil in a pan, flash fried the chicken on High for 2 minutes on each side, while covered. Then I turned the heat down to medium-low and cooked both sides, checking the centers every couple minutes. I had a light Cesar Salad mix and some garlic bread to go with the chicken. Was a fantastic dinner, my husband loved it (he likes spicy food) and while I was worried it would be too spicy for me, the bread and salad really helped ‘cool’ it down and I had no trouble eating it. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Chicken Breasts
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 22
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