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A Sweet & Spicy Evening...

After spending practically my whole day off in the kitchen, I wanted something quick and easy for dinner. So with a couple chicken breasts and some spices, we had a nice meal of sweet & spicy chicken.

Because of its relatively low cost among meats, chicken is one of the most used meats in the world. Nearly all parts of the bird can be used for food, and the meat is cooked in many different ways around the world.

The recipe I started with was one from AllRecipes.com. However, I was in the mood for something that had a touch of sweetness. Given this, I adapted the recipe for Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken to make my own Sweet & Spicy Chicken.

Here is my recipe for Sweet & Spicy Chicken:

1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon

In a small bowl, combine all the spices.
Flatten your chicken breasts with a meat mallet to allow for even cooking.
Coat both sides of flattened chicken breasts with the spice mixture generously.
In a pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat.
Saute chicken until golden brown, about 6 minutes on each side.
While chicken is cooking, squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken.
Continue cooking stirring frequently to coat evenly with sauce.

I served this with a sour cream & chive baked potato
and sweet & spicy buttered corn cobbettes.
(I used the same sweet & spicy spice mix
to make an flavored butter for the corn.)

28 comments

  1. Wow, that all looks and sounds really good! You are awesome Joelen!

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  2. Joan, I made this last night, and it turned out GREAT! Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. So glad I came on this post; I've been looking for recipes to make chicken taste good.

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  4. We made this tonight and it was delicious. My husband went crazy over it. Thanks!

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  5. Made this chicken tonight and it was excellent. Will definitely make it again.

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  6. Made this tonight and it was GREAT. I'm going to mix up the spice mix to keep in the pantry.

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  7. I made this last night and it was delicious! Instead of frying it, I just baked it in the oven at 450 degrees for 40 minutes to cut down on the added fat from the butter and oil. Yummmy and even better the next day!

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  8. I made this last night and everyone loved it! It is a keeper, thank you!!

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  9. I made it and my daughter went crazy over it!

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  10. I used on chicken breasts as a dry rub, letting it marinate in the fridge for a couple hours, then grilled. It was a big hit with three kids and hubby. Will mix in a jar to keep on hand. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  11. I found this recipe on pinterest. I made it tonight and it was soo good! My husband and son loved it. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  12. Just made this for dinner. I even used your corn idea. It was fantastic!

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  13. Delicious! A great dinner for the entire family! My hubby and I LOVED it! We'll be making this again REAL soon!

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  14. How many chicken breasts are for this recipe? I couldn't find it anywhere on here. Thanks!

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  15. ooops, nevermind. 2 chicken breasts!

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  16. This recipe is awsome!! My entire family loved it!!! It's so easy which is an added bonus. I will be fixing this again and again. Thanks:0)

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  17. That looks like a wonderful chicken recipe!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  18. I made this tonight, and it was a little bit too salty for our taste. Nevertheless, thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  19. I just used the spice rub on a whole chicken and its cooking in the crock pot. I hope it comes out ok!

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  20. ew love it at are house

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  21. This is awesome! Great left over on salad too!

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  22. It was a good recipe. However, if I make it again, I would reduce the salt by half. I had 12 chicken breasts and multiplied the recipe accordingly and it was entirely too salty.

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  24. Would this work with boneless pork chops too?

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  25. @Gmart - yes, this works well with pork chops too!

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    1. Wow! Thanks for replying. Just now saw your reply to my question as I am currently looking up your recipe tonight to try with pork chops. Was checking the comments to see if anybody tried it with boneless chops. :)

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    2. P.s. I've made this many a times with chicken for my family of picky eaters. SUCCESS!! Wish I could post a pic! Thank you!

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  26. Looking through the comments...am I really the only one who found this way too sweet and not even the slightest bit spicy?

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