Simple Spicy Chicken Recipe – Food Is Medicine

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Did you know that cayenne peppers are good for you? Their “power” ingredient is capsaicin, which gives them both their nutritional benefits and their spicy-hot taste! Enjoy this week’s spicy chicken recipe!

Capsaicin is used in a lot of over-the-counter remedies, from pain-relieving creams to supplements.

And, on top of easing soreness, it can slightly boost your metabolism and reduce feelings of hunger. Plus, it’s good for your digestive system, helps with lower blood pressure, and has anti-cancer qualities.

Add cayenne to scrambled eggs, sauces, stir-fries, casseroles, and chili!


(Serves 4)

Serve this spicy chicken recipe with your favorite veggies and some sweet potatoes for a complete meal.

● 2 tsp curry powder

● 1 tsp each ground ginger, chipotle pepper, garlic powder, and paprika

● ½ tsp cumin

● ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

● Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

● 2-3 lbs (900 – 1300 grams) chicken pieces, skin on or off

● Avocado oil or butter, as needed

Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Using avocado oil or butter, grease a baking dish that’s big enough to hold all the chicken.

Combine all the spices in a bowl, and add a couple of healthy pinches of salt and pepper.

Place the chicken in the baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes – or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear. A thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken should register 165ºF (75ºC).

Remove from the oven and serve!

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