sweet n’ spicy chicken

i took a whole chicken out of the freezer monday morning to defrost – i guess the extra coldness in the house these days wasn’t quite cooperating with the thawing factor… it was still a little too frozen to roast when i got in from work that night

so, yesterday i was in search of an extra bit of scrumptiousness to add to this guy hanging out in my fridge for the day… he’d meet his fiery demise later for dinner – MWAH-HAHA!

thankfully RealSimple came to the rescue again as this recipe launched into my inbox at the exact moment i was about to start perusing the net.

simple = check.
all of the ingredients on hand = check.
less than 5 minutes to throw together = check.

and so it deliciously went –>


1 3.5-4 pound chicken (whole or cut into parts)
1 T. olive oil
1 T. chili powder
1 T. brown sugar
1 t. oregano
3/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper

Combine the oil, chili powder, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Pat the chicken dry and rub the mixture onto it.
Pop it in the oven, cook until done.
Serve hot, at room temperature, or chilled


YES – it is that easy

something like mac n’ cheese with veggies would probably be a tasty accompaniment to this. we used what i had in the house, some rice and veggies – have a bunch of leftovers to use through the week too = double SCORE!

5 responses to this post.

  1. That sounds awesome :D. Delicious.


  2. Nice, it does look really simple!


  3. Just connected to your site via Dashboard.

    I love simple flavorful rubs for chicken. I might be inclined to throw this on the grill though. 😉

    If you feel inclined check out my gluttonous site that consumes sports, food, etc.




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