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poultry essentials: spicy garlic chicken

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is an easy/peasy recipe to make, and if you have a chicken breast lurking about your fridge or freezer, you probably have everything else you need to make this yummy recipe. The peppers and hot sauce give it a bit of a spicy kick... but not too much. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

(1 rating)
yield 1 - 2
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For poultry essentials: spicy garlic chicken

  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 md
    chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 2 - 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    salt, kosher variety, or to taste
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c
    chicken stock, not broth
  • mushrooms, carrots, peas, the like

How To Make poultry essentials: spicy garlic chicken

  • 1
  • 2
    If you have a skillet that is large enough to hold all the ingredients, you can cook it up a single pan.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Cut the chicken into strips or cubes, and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Add the butter to a skillet over medium heat.
  • 6
    When the butter has melted, toss in the chicken.
  • 7
    Turn once or twice until cooked, and starting to brown, about 4 - 5 minutes.
  • 8
    Remove the chicken and reserve.
  • 9
    Toss in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • 10
    Add the red pepper, paprika, and hot sauce, then cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • 11
    Add the chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to blend the fonds in with the sauce.
  • 12
    Bring up to a simmer. When the sauce begins to reduce, about 2 – 3 minutes, return the chicken to the pan, and toss to coat the chicken with the sauce.
  • 13
    Do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
  • 14
  • So yummy
    Serve up with a nice side, like mac & cheese, or maybe over some steamed rice. Enjoy.
  • So Yummy
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.