This 20-minute baked African paprika & honey chicken is so easy to make, yet so big on flavour, it makes the perfect week-night dinner idea

 

This 20-minute baked African paprika & honey chicken is so easy to make, yet so big on flavour, it makes the perfect week-night dinner idea

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One of the side effects of having a well documented obsession with food is being the constant recipient of foodie gifts. My birthday, Christmas, and even valentine gifts from friends and family tend to revolve around food (think spices, ingredients, kitchen equipment, and yes – avocado).

 

For the past month, I feel like my kitchen, and my fingers have smelled of smoked paprika. And that is because over the Christmas period, one of my friends visited Addis Ababa for the first time, and felt compelled to bring me a small bag of Ethiopian paprika as a present.

 

And this paprika, my friends, is the secret of this recipe. Let’s talk about the recipe for a minute. We start with a simple and unassuming 5-ingredient marinade of paprika, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce and cilantro.  This marinade works on so many levels, and it starts with the paprika. This mild paprika is sweet, and earthy and adds a captivating smoky aroma and flavour to this baked chicken recipe. The addition of the honey accentuates the paprika’s natural sweetness, and imparts a luscious glaze on the chicken, which just screams…. eeeeeeat me!!!

 

This 20-minute baked African paprika & honey chicken is so easy to make, yet so big on flavour, it makes the perfect week-night dinner idea

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Paprika never fails to deliver, like it did in this simple shakshuka recipe, and in this Moroccan stew. However, this combination of paprika and honey takes this baked chicken from average to mind-blowing, and finger-licking good, and propels your reputation in the kitchen into the stratosphere… not that one’s ego needs a boost or anything like that…

 

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It is also so ridiculously easy to make – marinate for 30 minutes and pop in the oven for 20 minutes – and so big on flavour that this paprika and honey chicken is now on my week-night repertoire until further notice…or at least until I run out of this bag of paprika.

 

At which point, I might have to take a trip to Addis Ababa just to load up on some sweet African paprika..

 

This 20-minute baked African paprika & honey chicken is so easy to make, yet so big on flavour, it makes the perfect week-night dinner idea


 

 

Baked African Paprika & Honey Chicken
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This 20-minute baked African paprika & honey chicken is so easy to make, yet so big on flavour, it makes the perfect week-night dinner idea
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3 people 5 minutes
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20 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 30 minutes
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This 20-minute baked African paprika & honey chicken is so easy to make, yet so big on flavour, it makes the perfect week-night dinner idea
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3 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 30 minutes
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  1. Chop the cilantro until it is very fine. Then add the finely chopped cilantro, paprika, soy sauce, lemon juice and honey to a bowl. Combine thoroughly to mix.
  2. Coat the chicken with the marinade and allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees centigrade (fan-assisted).
  3. Coat your chicken breasts with the olive oil and bake in oven for 20 minutes.

 

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Nutrition Facts
Baked African Paprika & Honey Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 586mg 24%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 12g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

The information shown is an estimate, and does not replace a professional nutritionist’s advice.

 


 

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This 20-minute baked African paprika & honey chicken is so easy to make, yet so big on flavour, it makes the perfect week-night dinner idea

 

 

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Emem
Afro-fusion Food Lover.
Sustainable Food Advocate.
Completely nuts about Avocado.

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