Chicken Diablo (Baked)

This is so hot, hot hot and I love it! ü Thanks to my husband for teaching me to appreciate chili peppers. I used to turn up my nose to hot and spicy food but now, I can match my husband’s tolerance for hot food, and I think I can handle it better than him though he wouldn’t admit it lol..I’m kidding. We’re even, okay (in case he ever reads this post) 😉

This is similar to buffalo wings ( which you may also bake) but this has more flavor and more meat of course and really hot too. You may add more or less of the hot sauce and chili flakes according to your level of tolerance for hotness (is that the right term for it?) You may marinate the chicken pieces overnight first for more flavor. The recipe that inspired this which comes from Cook’s Illustrated, brines the chicken first before grilling. I can’t find enough time to brine and grill so I have never tried it yet, but I will and I imagine that it would be really flavorful and delicious.

Meanwhile..I’m so loving my version of chicken diablo 🙂


the marinade ingredients, together in a bowl..look how happy they are lol


mix, mix ( you know what you don’t really have to follow my recipe to the letter, amount of ingredients wise, just use it as a guide..follow your taste and senses cause I don’t really do it exactly the same every time  ü


bake the chicken..


baste with more sauce before serving…don’t forget the garlic fried rice...yum! :))

Chicken Diablo (Baked)
Cook time
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Hot, spicy sweet baked chicken
Recipe type: Main, Chicken
Serves: 4-5
  • 1 pound bone-in chicken pieces (legs, thighs)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced (or smashed and chopped into small pieces)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. curry powder
  • pinch of turmeric acid ( optional)
  • 2 teaspoons chili pepper flakes
  1. Wash chicken pieces pat dry (remove skin, if it bothers you). Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Divide marinade and use half for coating chicken pieces, making sure that you massage it well so the flavors will stick to the meat. Arrange chicken pieces in a baking dish, cover and let chicken marinate for about an hour or two.
  3. Bake in 375 degree oven for 1 hour, basting every now and then with the remaining marinade or until rich and glazed. Chicken is cooked when the juices run clear when you prick it in the thickest part.
  4. Heat the remaining marinade and serve as sauce on the side. Enjoy!

♥♥♥ Have a nice day..GOD Bless!! ♥♥♥ I feel happy today :)))

One Response to "Chicken Diablo (Baked)"

  1. Belinda @zomppa   September 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Bring it on! You know I love spicy!!


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