Saturday, 6 April 2013

Spicy Baked Chicken for Grown Ups

I cooked this for the first time when I was in on my own.  My son is in bed by 7pm and I'm not used to eating before his bedtime routine so I try and get something ready for when he's in bed.  This often means something quick or something I can sling in the oven while he's having his pre bed milk.

That said, it's still difficult on your own.  It's difficult to motivate yourself to eat well and I do prefer to eat reasonably healthy food.  This is so easy though that even the least motivated and tired parent will manage it.

Spicy Baked Chicken - Serves 1 tired Mummy


2 Skinless, boneless chicken thighs

1 tbsp Thai Chilli Sauce or Chilli Dipping Sauce
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
Juice of half a lime
1/4 tsp Ground Coriander
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Grated Root Ginger

Strips of cucumber
1 tsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Rice or White Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp Sugar

To serve, sesame seeds (optional)


Mix all of the marinade ingredients together then rub into the chicken, cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Cook in an oven at 200oC / 400F / Gas Mark 6 until cooked through and sticky.

Mix salad ingredients apart from the cucumber together then mix in with the cucumber.

Serve the chicken, salad and rice if liked sprinkled with sesame seeds if liked.

I'd love to say this was good cold but I've got no idea.  It was tasty hot!  I suspect it would be pretty good though which is why I've linked it up to the allergy friendly lunchbox linky.


  1. It's really rare to find quick and tasty recipes for one. I'm going to save this for my next "home alone" week.

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy! It really is worth making a proper effort even if it's 'just' for yourself. It's good for the soul!

  2. This looks amazing. One tired mummy here too!

    1. Oooh I know the feeling. Feel like I've been tired for nearly three years... Oh, it's my son's birthday next month btw. He's going to be 3!

  3. That sounds lovely and could be marinated when my kids are at school. Thanks for sharing. Good luck in the BiBs

    1. Thanks, yep, that's the idea, you can get it all ready then it's just a case of putting it in the oven! I love recipes like that. I hope you enjoy.

  4. sounds easy & tasty (the perfect combination)
    Will have to try it out with some Quorn or tofu instead of the chicken!

    1. Ooh, let me know how it goes. Might be an idea to drizzle with some oil?


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