Chicken is one of the world's most popular protein meats which is used to make stew, sandwiches, or rice dishes. Every country, they have a variety of chicken dishes that are delicious, nutritious, and spicy!
While living in an Asian country Philippines), I get the chance to learn the kinds of ingredients they use in their cooking. What caught my attention is there are many delicious spicy dishes that are mouthwatering. I have tried many Asian cuisines, and I can tell you that spicy chicken dishes are delicious.
Which countries that are known for its spicy food?
I am sure most countries have spicy recipes. But in my experience, here are the most common cuisines that are known for it's spicy food:
- Asian cuisines- These countries include Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian, Pakistani, Chinese, and Indian.
- North American Cuisines- Mexican are known to serve many spicy dishes, but it can also be found in the United States, where they serve dishes like Nashville chicken or dishes using Cajun spices.
- African Cuisines- It is not surprising that African cuisines love spicy food which includes countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia, and South Africa. On other hand, Northern African countries like Egypt, Libya, or Morocco don't eat or offer many spicy dishes.
- Other cuisines- I can't say much about European, Middle Eastern, or Mediterranean since they aren't known to cook spicy food. On the other hand, most Caribbean countries, such as Jamaica, have some of the most delicious spicy dishes to eat.
What makes the chicken spicy?
If you wonder why their chicken and other dish is spicy is because of the condiments and the spices they added to them. Most countries use green or red chilies, but it depends on what type of chili they use.
For example, Mexican cuisine uses chilies like jalapeno, serrano, or Habanero. On the other hand, Thai cuisine uses bird pepper or prik khee nu. One thing to know is that most Asian, African, or Caribbean countries have their type of chili that is familiar to local cooking.
On other hand, some Asian cuisines use a type of condiment that is considered spicy. For instance, Korea, uses gochujang paste, while Southeast Asians (Thai, Malaysian or Indonesian) use a spicy condiment called Sambal.
Now I have provided the background of spicy food, here are the 32 Best Spicy Chicken Recipes that you make at home:
Mexican Adobo Chicken With Potatoes
This Mexican adobo chicken with potatoes is earthy, flavorful, and with the right amount of spicy. The sauce is made with traditional Mexican chilies to yield a delicious chicken dish that can be served with steamed rice or your favorite sides like tortillas and refried beans.
Tinga De Pollo (Tacos, Tostadas, Tortas)
Tinga De Pollo (Chicken Tinga) jam-packed with flavors to serve as tacos and tostadas. This shredded chicken is flavored with adobo made with Mexican chorizo and chipotle peppers. So good!
Mexican Deviled Chicken
Pollo a la Diabla is made of juicy chicken cooked in a spicy, Mexican deviled sauce. It’s an easy to make recipe that’s full of flavor.
Peruvian Chicken and Rice
Peruvian Chicken and Rice (aka arroz con pollo Peruvian) brings a little Peruvian soul to your table. This flavor-packed one pot meal features ají amarillo (Peruvian yellow chile), and gets its signature green tint from an entire bunch of cilantro
Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas Casserole
This Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas Recipe is perfect when you don't have the time or energy to make Enchiladas. Spicy and delicious and so very easy.
Kadai Chicken Recipe
This is a delicious chicken curry in which chicken is roasted with a spicy masala paste. It is then flavored with freshly roasted and powdered spices. A centerpiece dish.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is an addictive, classic dish for lunch or dinner where the chicken marinated in aromatic spices is first grilled and then mixed in a finger-licking sauce (masala).
Butter Chicken Recipe is a creamy chicken Indian dish which is mixed with spices, butter, chicken breast and cream. It is perfect to serve with rice or naan bread.
This restaurant-style Chicken 65 is a spicy, deep-fried starter snack, appetizer, or a full meal served with naan! It's marinated in yogurt, spices, and curry leaves for 24 hours so it's deeply flavorful and aromatic.
Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
Thai basil chicken is a quick and simple Thai stir fry made with chicken, Thai basil, and vegetables! Thai chili peppers add extra spice this this flavorful dish!
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
Instant Pot Thai Green Curry is a creamy coconut curry with the flavors of green chilies, Thai Basil, lime, coriander, and cumin. This spicy curry is as good as your favorite restaurant Thai green curry but is so quick and easy that it can be ready in less than 30 minutes.
Ayam Rica Rica
Indonesian Ayam Rica Rica is what you want when you fancy a spicy
chicken for your next meal. It uses fresh chilies and herbs. And it's
Rendang Ayam - Indonesian Chicken Rendang
An easy recipe to prepare Indonesian style rendang. The same recipe for the chicken rendang can be used to prepare beef, pork, eggs, and even young jackfruit
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
This is an authentic Jamaican chicken which is grilled in barbecue and mixed with jamaican jerk sauce.
Hattie B's Nashville Hot Chicken
Thisa mazing Nashville Hot Chicken recipe (adapted from Hattie B's famous recipe) results in a crispy, tender, fiery fried chicken with a spicy kick that is
Pepian de Pollo - Guatemalan Spiced Chicken Stew
Pepian is a spicy chicken stew that’s widely considered the national dish of Guatemala. It’s Mayan in origin but is popular throughout the country especially on special occasions.
Cajun Chicken Recipe that can be baked, pan fried or part of your healthy grill recipes. Lean chicken breast coated in easy homemade cajun seasoning for a healthy dinner with a lot of flavour.
Chicken Birria Tacos (Birria de Pollo)
These instant pot chicken birria tacos are full of rich spicy flavours. You’ve got a range of spices including the smoky/chocolate flavours of the cascabel peppers, ancho chili and more.
West African Sweet Potato and Chicken Stew
West African Groundnut Spicy Chicken Soup is thick, fragrant and comforting soup/stew. If you like peanuts and chicken, you’ll love the wonderful flavour combination of groundnut soup, an easy West African peanut soup recipe.
Chicken Sisig Recipe
A popular Filipino dish from Pampanga which is mixed with chopped chicken liver and meat, and seasoned with calamansi, soy sauce, and mayonnaise.
Chicken Bicol Express Recipe
Chicken Bicol Express is a Filipino stew dish that is cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and onion. The shrimp paste is added for saltiness while green chilies give a mild spiciness to this dish.
This chicken haling haling is filipino spicy stew that is mixed with chicken,
coconut milk, green papaya and chilies.
Andong Jjimdak (Korean braised chicken)
Andong Jjimdak Recipe is a Korean spicy chicken dish that is braised in soy sauce, sesame oil, and mixed glass noodles, green chilies, potatoes, and carrots.
Korean Popcorn Chicken (Dakgangjeong)
Crispy double-fried Korean Popcorn Chicken glazed in a sticky, sweet, and spicy sauce will be your new fried chicken recipe you can easily make at home!
Cheese Dakgalbi (Korean Spicy Chicken Stir Fry)
Cheese Dakgalbi is a Korean spicy stir fry chicken that is marinated in gochujang paste, soy sauce, and sesame oil. It is mixed with vegetables and mozzarella cheese.
Korean Chicken Stew with Gochujang Sauce
Boneless chicken thighs and spinach are simmered in sweet, spicy, garlicky Korean chili sauce. This irresistible dish comes together quickly and easily, all in one pot, with only 15 minutes of prep.
Chongqing Chicken (Sichuan Chicken)
Chongqing chicken or Chongqing Laziji combines shallow-fried chicken with fragrant dried chilies and mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns, resulting in irresistibly juicy and flavorful chicken.
Keto Kung Pao Chicken
Sweet, spicy, & low carb makes this Chinese classic irresistible & guilt-free. Keto Kung Pao Chicken is so easy to make & packed with flavor.
Vietnamese Chicken Curry (Ca Ri Ga)
This easy Vietnamese Chicken Curry is packed with flavor! It has very tender chicken thighs and a delicious stew made with spicy Madras curry, coconut milk, and fresh lemongrass. Cozy, hearty, and so delicious!
Kedjenou Chicken (Ivory Coast Stew)
Kedjenou is a beloved stew in the Ivory Coast. It's so simple, yet so spectacularly tasty.
Doro Wot (Ethiopian Spicy Chicken Stew)
Doro wot or doro wat is a rich and flavorful spicy chicken stew. Slowly simmered in a blend of robust spices.
Peri Peri Chicken
Peri peri chicken is a spicy, tangy recipe with a vibrant blend of
flavors. Pressure cooking the chicken first and finishing on the grill makes
this a great make-ahead recipe, but it can also be entirely baked or grilled.
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