• Habanero Butter Chicken

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    Habanero Butter Chicken
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 45 min Servings: 6
    by Daniel Brock
    23 recipes
    I living in Az for a couple of years gave me a love for Southwestern food, so I try to mix up every dish with a lil spice. For the people that prefer chicken over turkey this is a great way to spice up your thanksgiving


    • 6 Chicken breast
    • habaneros 3 or 4
    • 1/2 to whole onion chopped
    • Butter 1 1/2 stick
    • brown sugar Tbspn
    • honey 2 Tbspn
    • garlic 2 to 3 cloves minced
    • basil dried or fresh
    • Roma Tomato 3 or 4 Sliced
    • salt
    • pepper
    • yellow rice


    1. 1.In a sautee pan melt down the butter. Cut habaneros in half and put in butter with your chopped onions. Keep butter on a very slight simmer but not too much or it will burn or turn brown. Keep this going for about 10 - 15 minutes. Take the peppers out of the butter and throw away.
    2. 2. Pour butter and onions over chicken (save a little for your rice). Very litely drizzle honey and then sprinkle a little brown sugar over your chicken. Sprinkle your garlic and basil over chicken. Put tomato slices on top add you salt and pepper then bake your chicken at 350 for 30-45 minutes untill done. Half way through if you want, spoon some of the butter/sauce out of the of bottom pan over the chicken.
    3. 4. Cook yellow rice with some of the habanero butter, Serve chicken ontop of the spicy rice.

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    • Trinity Greene
      Trinity Greene
      This also goes good with a touch of mango salsa. Delicious flavor. Not too hot but a warm flavor. A bit of chicken boulion in the rice also adds a rich flavour as long as sodium is not an issue.
      • Beth Baity
        Beth Baity
        Wow, sounds delicious!
        • Daniel Brock
          Daniel Brock
          great stuff
          • Teena Edwards
            Teena Edwards
            the directions were easy to understand. Absolutely wonderful!
            • j miller
              j miller
              I like my chicken a little bit spicy and this is THE recipe I was looking for
              • sam j
                sam j
                I tried this with dans mexican cornbread and the two went well together and were both really good dishes
                • joe bertram
                  joe bertram
                  • telleapon beal
                    telleapon beal
                    I loved the use of the habanero butter, very nice
                    • tim allen
                      tim allen
                      this was very good, I also liked it cold the next day
                      • jay bleu
                        jay bleu
                        I liked it with the mango salsa this was very good
                        • chontelle
                          i been wanting to fix this and last night i did and it was really good. my husband and kids liked it a lot and we are having leftovers of it tonight thanks for the recipe
                          • freddy jackson
                            freddy jackson
                            this reminds me of mexico
                            • leah
                              yummmmmm love chicken. love habanero.
                              • JBrock
                                I loved this, very nice not too spicy
                                • stuart b
                                  stuart b
                                  Very good!
                                  • DAvona
                                    Looks good... I love my food a little spicier... so this might just be a fantastic idea for my next chicken dinner...
                                    • m baity
                                      m baity
                                      This was good chicken and spicy
                                      • rainy howarth
                                        rainy howarth
                                        I can not wait to try this. Sounds pretty simple but delicious
                                        • john Jones
                                          john Jones
                                          BEST ONE SO FAR!
                                          • chris j
                                            chris j
                                            looks good
                                            • jeff smith
                                              jeff smith
                                              This sounds awesome, dan you have come a long way
                                              • Jen Langes
                                                Jen Langes
                                                • megan
                                                  • dave farveman
                                                    dave farveman
                                                    very good
                                                    • s roberts
                                                      s roberts
                                                      Going to cook this tonight
                                                      • Jim tillman
                                                        Jim tillman
                                                        way to go dan sounds good
                                                        • pat powers
                                                          pat powers
                                                          sounds spicy!
                                                          • kim pattel
                                                            kim pattel
                                                            This was very juicy with alot of flavor and not too spicy A+++
                                                            • Kelly L
                                                              Kelly L
                                                              I am gonna try this out :) Thanks!
                                                              • Henry Earle
                                                                Henry Earle
                                                                Looks awesome man and I'm always looking for something new to try
                                                                • kay h
                                                                  kay h
                                                                  very good and spicy
                                                                  • amber
                                                                    As always - a great recipe!
                                                                    • Samantha Brock
                                                                      Samantha Brock
                                                                      This sounds like a great recipe! I can't wait to try it!
                                                                      • Jan Neisler
                                                                        Jan Neisler
                                                                        Sounds good especially with the yellow rice and cornbread. Great job Daniel!
                                                                        • Jared Bostrom
                                                                          Jared Bostrom
                                                                          Delicious kick!
                                                                          • tim sneed
                                                                            tim sneed
                                                                            love it!
                                                                            • ryan kukulka
                                                                              ryan kukulka
                                                                              ALWAYS MY FAVORITE DAN
                                                                              • gerry manganero
                                                                                gerry manganero
                                                                                Sounds great cant wait to try this
                                                                                • sara kerman
                                                                                  sara kerman
                                                                                  Sounds like a great recipe and simple to make
                                                                                  • Mary Combis
                                                                                    Mary Combis
                                                                                    Can't wait to try this spicy recipe!
                                                                                    • Heather Ward
                                                                                      Heather Ward
                                                                                      I love anything cooked with habaneros. This sounds like a great recipe!
                                                                                      • George McCane
                                                                                        George McCane
                                                                                        This is a great recipe! I cooked it last night at a friend's recommendation! Loved it!
                                                                                        • Becca Baity
                                                                                          Becca Baity
                                                                                          My mom made this last night. I LOVED it!!!
                                                                                          • APRIL VALENTINE
                                                                                            APRIL VALENTINE
                                                                                            Thanks for the great recipe - I was looking for a way to spice up chicken without too many ingredients - your receipe keeps it simple and tastes amazing - I look forward to trying more of your creations!
                                                                                            • JOHN ROBINSON
                                                                                              JOHN ROBINSON
                                                                                              Thanks for a break from the grill. My wife tried this recipe and our whole family loved it. Great job man!
                                                                                              • AUSTIN FULFORD
                                                                                                AUSTIN FULFORD
                                                                                                Mom made it, a little spicy but I really liked it because she made rice with it and it tasted really good together. Cool recipe for sure.
                                                                                                • CHRIS HAYSLIP
                                                                                                  CHRIS HAYSLIP
                                                                                                  I love chicken and everyone knows that so when we had it this way and it was spicy I was loving it - thanks for mixing it up bro!
                                                                                                  • Agnes Reeney
                                                                                                    Agnes Reeney
                                                                                                    (and I even gave little bites to my cats, Bootsie & Prissy who loved it, too!)
                                                                                                    • Jay Teeter
                                                                                                      Jay Teeter
                                                                                                      Thanks, man, good stuff!
                                                                                                      • Dana Craig
                                                                                                        Dana Craig
                                                                                                        I waited all week to make this for Saturday football and when I went to make it yesterday my chicken had gone bad, so I had to use porkchops instead and it was soooo good! We even had leftover porkchops for breakfast.
                                                                                                        I can't wait to make it again, but with chicken!!
                                                                                                        • phil lewis
                                                                                                          phil lewis
                                                                                                          sounds good
                                                                                                          • Jessie J
                                                                                                            Jessie J
                                                                                                            mmmmmmmmm sounds good!!! i can't wait to try this!
                                                                                                            • Kay Bush
                                                                                                              Kay Bush
                                                                                                              I like the suggestion about mango salsa, so I used it when cooking this recipe and it was as great as I expected it to be!!
                                                                                                              • CJ
                                                                                                                good stuff
                                                                                                                • Jenny Langley
                                                                                                                  Jenny Langley
                                                                                                                  I don't really like rice, so I used this recipe minus the rice and served it with salsa in soft tortilla shells... it was SO good!
                                                                                                                  • KeeKee
                                                                                                                    • Amos
                                                                                                                      this is good with salmon too
                                                                                                                      • Suzie Long
                                                                                                                        Suzie Long
                                                                                                                        Love it!
                                                                                                                        Thanks so much. You probably saved my marriage!
                                                                                                                        • John Spottiswood
                                                                                                                          John Spottiswood
                                                                                                                          I made this for our Thanksgiving recipe competition. It was delicious. Definitely spicy, but the flavor doesn't burn or linger...but melts away. A very nice dish!
                                                                                                                          • Linda Tay Esposito
                                                                                                                            Linda Tay Esposito
                                                                                                                            Hi Daniel, I enjoyed the habanero chicken....I like the poached in butter method which left the chicken breast extremely moist and juicy. The flavors were very subtle (a good thing) despite its name.
                                                                                                                            • Phyllis Munro
                                                                                                                              Phyllis Munro
                                                                                                                              I made this recipe tonight for DELICIOUS! I love spicy food, so I decided to add 6 habaneros. I would suggest sticking to just 3 or was it spicy. I loved the flavor though. Loved all of the onions, garlic spices and tomatoes on top.
                                                                                                                              I will be making this again! Thank you for this simple but very flavorful dish!
                                                                                                                              • Malli
                                                                                                                                You've taken a wonderfully flavored recipe to a whole new level with Habanero!! SPICY:)
                                                                                                                                • shawna
                                                                                                                                  This was absolutely delicious. I made it with a homemade mango salsa to serve over it. My husband still can't stop talking about it. He thinks the habanero butter should be put on everything...even popcorn!
                                                                                                                                  • Terry
                                                                                                                                    Amazing......made with chicken thighs as that is our preference over chicken breasts. Very easy to make; the addition of brown sugar adds a note of sweetness that is not overpowering but adds a nice note to contrast the heat of the habanero.
                                                                                                                                    • Candice McIntosh
                                                                                                                                      Candice McIntosh
                                                                                                                                      This is absolutely fabulous. The flavors are incredible and has become my go to amazing meal for the last three years. I LOVE it!


                                                                                                                                      • ShaleeDP
                                                                                                                                        oh I liked buttered chicken! I can give this a go...
                                                                                                                                        • O.S.
                                                                                                                                          Wow, what a nice recipe!
                                                                                                                                          • maldaline
                                                                                                                                            • Beth McDaniel
                                                                                                                                              Beth McDaniel
                                                                                                                                              Great recipe, Daniel... a big thumbs up!

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