Spicy Baked Chicken with Tomato Salsa

Spicy Baked Chicken with Tomato Salsa

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Summer time is here and we often look for something to bring on picnics that are not sandwiches. This is one of those things you can bring that makes for a nice change of pace.


  • 2 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 of minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs of skinless chicken pieces, be it breasts and thighs

Salsa Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small nonstick skillet, toast chilli powder, cumin, paprika and turmeric over medium heat for about 20 seconds or until it begins to darken. Remove from heat. Stir in oregano, cayenne, salt and pepper, garlic, lemon juice and oil and brush over chicken.
  2. Arrange chicken on rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 375 degree oven, uncovered turns halfway through and basting twice with juices, for 30 to 40 minutes or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced.
  3. Tomato Salsa: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together tomato, coriander and salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Per Serving, 6-8 ounces of chicken

  • Calories 260
  • Fat 10 g
  • Carbohydrates 6 g
  • Protein 37 g
  • Fiber 1 g

As I mentioned this is good cold but hot is good too. Served with fresh bread or some rice with an extra vegetable makes a nice dinner. You can make this spicier if you want. The side dish is your choosing. Depending what you are looking for is where you can have fun and make it your own.