Spicy Aromatic Baked Chicken

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Easy spicy aromatic chicken bake

Easy spicy aromatic chicken bake

I must say I have been very contented with my Super Fast Chinese Roasted Chicken and Teriyaki Chicken that I didn’t really quite bother to try something new. They are my 2 top favourite baked chicken. They are quick to prepare, quick to cook, quick to serve and taste very delicious. On top of that, they are very versatile and can be used in many dishes.

However, I’ve just realised that both are not spicy at all. I need one baked chicken that’s spicy. So, last week I tried to make a marinade with Korean hot chili bean paste. Wow….I must say it is really delicious. My family liked it very much. The hot chili bean paste gave the marinade the extra punch. I have used this spicy aromatic baked chicken to top noodle soup and also for fried noodles and of course to go with rice, too. I have just marinated some more last night and will be baking it again today. That explains further that it is very easy to cook and very delicious to eat. I love the bright, spicy colour, too.

Here is my Spicy Aromatic Chicken Bake recipe.

Ingredients A
4 chicken legs (deboned)

Ingredients B (marinade)
1T hoisin sauce
2T Korean hot chili bean paste (less if you want it less spicy)
3T sugar
2T light soya sauce
2T sweet chili sauce

Spicy marinade

Spicy marinade

Mix Ingredients B together in a bowl.

Chicken in marinade

Chicken in marinade

Put the deboned chicken pieces into a mixing bowl. Pour the marinade over the chicken and mix well. Let it marinate for a few hours, best overnight. Lay them on a baking tray and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 20-25 minutes.

Freshly baked spicy aromatic chicken

Freshly baked spicy aromatic chicken

Let cool, cut and serve. It tastes so good just baked though it tastes just as good the next day. Only that you need to warm it up. This recipe is great for BBQ too.

What is your best and easiest marinade for chicken? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other baked chicken recipes that you may be interested in:
Baked Chicken Curry
Tandoori Chicken And Nan

Other recipes with Korean bean paste that you may be interested in:
Fried Korean Kimchi Chicken
Fried And Delicious Fried Lamb With Bean Paste
Chili Salmon With Hot Bean Paste
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Chicken and Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry With Hot Bean Paste

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TasteHongKong  on August 16th, 2010

Now,I know you are adventurous as well. And, creative of course : ).

the lacquer spoon  on August 16th, 2010

Hmm.. yum and glossy look! Interesting to add the Korean spicy paste. Thanks for the cooking tip as always :)

Von  on August 16th, 2010

This chicken looks really tasty! And sounds really yummy too! I love the look of chicken when you pull it out of the oven and it’s like swimming in a pool of sauce. And oil =]

Pepy @Indonesia Eats  on August 16th, 2010

Looking so good! I love gochujang as well.

somewhere in singapore  on August 16th, 2010

U making me hungry liao…

Mary  on August 16th, 2010

@TasteHongKong - Sometimes get bored eating the same thing…haha :D

@the lacquer spoon - Thanks very much! I need spicy food to spice me up every now and then…haha :D

@Von - Thanks very much, Von! I can never resist eating chicken that comes out straight from the oven….just so good :D

@Pepy @Indonesia Eats - Thanks very much, Pepy! Gochujang is one of my miracle sauce :D

@somewhere in singapore - Haha…..time to cook your dinner liao :D

sushma mallya  on August 16th, 2010

wow yummy one,would love to have that now…

Jess @ Bakericious  on August 16th, 2010

Mary, you are making me drooling, this is absoluting delicious

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Cheah  on August 16th, 2010

Mary, that’s a creation! Drooling already, no wonder, dinner time here!

Angie's Recipes  on August 16th, 2010

Mary, these baked chicken look exactly like those from the Cantonese restaurants! Well-done!

Catherine  on August 16th, 2010

ooooh I must make this marinade for my next BBQ! Looks delicious :)

Cooking Gallery  on August 16th, 2010

Wow, this looks so spicy and tasty! The first picture reminds me a bit of char siu because of the colour.

Belinda @zomppa  on August 16th, 2010

Mmm. What a great idea to bake it!

kristy  on August 16th, 2010

Wow, the chicken looks very tempting! My mouthwatering already. haha…. I’m sure it’s delicious to go with white rice. Yummm…. Before that you can join me for breakfast! haha…. Enjoy your day.
Cheers, kristy

anncoo  on August 16th, 2010

hahaa..Mary, I also baked something quite similar..not spicy type but using a little of Hosin sauce and Sar Siew sauce together and with little of Chinese cooking, water and dark sauce.

Janis  on August 16th, 2010

Yum. Looks really good!

Wendy  on August 16th, 2010

… and there I was, sitting at my desk, wondering how to cook the chicken that’s in the fridge when I get home from work! Thanks, Mary, that’s just the thing!

Nasi Lemak Lover  on August 16th, 2010

This look so tempting, yummy1

5 Star Foodie  on August 16th, 2010

The marinade with Korean hot chili bean paste sounds fantastic! We would love the spice!

Roti n Rice  on August 16th, 2010

These look so delicious and appetizing. Would be great as a topping for noodles.

rebecca  on August 16th, 2010

oh wow this looks wonderful and fiery red thanks for checking out my clip lol

busygran  on August 16th, 2010

Wow! I like it a little bit more charred though I know it’s unhealthy. Yummy!

Jeannie  on August 16th, 2010

Wow, I like it too! Especially the first photo! So temptingly good!

Sarah Naveen  on August 16th, 2010

oh wow!!! awesome…yummy yumm

Mary  on August 16th, 2010

@sushma mallya - Time to start cooking! :D

@Jess @ Bakericious - Haha….thanks very much, Jess! :D

@Cheah - Thanks very much, Cheah! Bet you have had an awesome dinner :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Catherine - Thanks very much, Catherine! That’s what I’m thinking, too….next BBQ….haha :D

@Cooking Gallery - Thanks very much! It looks like char siu but tastes very different :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much! Give a try…very simple and quick :D

@kristy - Haha…..come and I will cook lots for you…even BBQ cos it’s summer now and nice outside :D

@anncoo - Now I’m drooling over yours…haha :D

@Janis - Thanks very much, janis! :D

@Wendy - That’s timely…haha. Have fun cooking! :D

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Thanks very much, Sonia! :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! If you like spicy food, this one is quick and delicious….my latest favourite :D

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! Yes, very delicious as topping for noodles. I have tried it :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! Haha…love your video clip….adorable like Jasmine! :D

@busygran - That would be over charcoal BBQ to burn it real good…mmm. It’s ok…only once in a while :D

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! :D

@Sarah Naveen - Thanks very much, Sarah! :D

Swathi  on August 16th, 2010

Breaded chicken looks delicious. Nice one.

Stella  on August 16th, 2010

Yum Mary! My mouth is literally watering (it’s lunch time here). I’m at my Mom’s. I’m going to ask her if we can make this!

elra  on August 16th, 2010

I love the sounding of this chicken. It looks delicious too!

Jessica  on August 16th, 2010

Delicious! My family will love this recipe. We have kind of found ourselves in a “rut” when it comes to chicken, so this will be a welcome change!

Kamalika  on August 16th, 2010

LOved the dish as well as the glazed look…

lequan@luvtoeat  on August 16th, 2010

Omg Mary, I love how easy this is and how yummy it looks! I definitely have to try this the next time we make chicken wraps. And yes, smaller ones for my poor boy, lol. Those chicken look so tasty I’m craving for a bite right now. Great recipe Mary!

lisa ng  on August 16th, 2010

Hi Mary!
Thanks for visiting our blog. The seafood at Joe Crab Shack was fantastic ok let’s get back to you. What is this?? OMG talk about food porn!and then top it off with Korean Chili Paste..talk about hot~
no seriously was it really spicy?
The chicken result looks perfect and I can’t wait to make this!!! I’m so old school, just discover Twitter so i’m going to tweet this if you dont mind :)
Ciao and thank you as always **
CookNg Sisters
Easy Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings Recipe
garlic,ginger, soy sauce,sesame oil and brown sugar-marinate overnight- baked,grilled or steamed- dip in Hainanese garlic chili sauce

Yummy Team  on August 16th, 2010

Thats a really tempting dish..

tigerfish  on August 16th, 2010

Reminds me of those Cantonese Roast :)

Mary  on August 16th, 2010

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! :D

@Stella - I hope you had a wonderful lunch with your mom. I wish I can have lunch with my mom, too! But she is so far away. Have fun cooking :D

@elra - Thanks very much, Elra! :D

@Jessica - Thanks very much, Jessica! Hope you like it :D

@Kamalika - Thanks very much Kamalika! :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - Thanks very much, LeQuan! Haha…yes, mini wraps for your boy :D

@lisa ng - If you like it spicy, just add more of the chili paste. It’s really good. And if that’s still not enough, I would add some chili oil to spice it up further…hehe :D Thanks very much for following me on Twitter. I’m not too active in it. Will get to that soon.

@Yummy Team - Thanks very much! :D

@tigerfish - It does look like it…haha :D

Juliana  on August 16th, 2010

Mary, what a beautiful chicken dish…love the flavor, love the color…SO yummie!

Faith  on August 16th, 2010

My hubby loves spicy things and he would love this chicken dish! What a pretty color!

teresa  on August 16th, 2010

it looks so flavorful, how pretty!

Lyndsey  on August 16th, 2010

Looks really good Mary! It’s nice to spice up some old standby recipes!

Cook with Madin  on August 16th, 2010

HI Mary, this looks great. I love the combination of your marinade. And this sounds easy to make. Good I am thawing my chicken now.

A Little Yumminess  on August 16th, 2010

This is the kind of food we love! Thanks!!!

Little Inbox  on August 16th, 2010

Hmm…this must be delicious. I love to have spicy flavored bake chicken too. :)

Carolyn Jung  on August 16th, 2010

I’m salivating over this sauce. All I need is a big bowl of rice to be one happy, satiated camper. ;)

wenn  on August 16th, 2010

yummy! i want it!

sophia  on August 16th, 2010

Hee hee, I’m so pleased you used that KOrean paste, because I use it frequently myself. It’s like Korean BBQ! Or wosterchire sauce…gives quite a kick!

jo  on August 16th, 2010

Hi Mary, the spicy baked chicken looks really good. Love the blackened bits (haha but they say it’s no good for you though) and bet the sauce must have been sticky, spicy and sweet.

Jen Cheung  on August 16th, 2010

this really looks delicious and yummy! well done again. I cannot ever cook/bake like you!!!


Sidney  on August 16th, 2010

this one i haven’t try before…i think should be nice…


noobcook  on August 16th, 2010

This is a great idea. Sometimes I prefer to bake chicken thighs than to bake a whole chicken. Faster and just as delicious! :D

DG  on August 16th, 2010

This is lovely, just like BBQ chicken.

3hungrytummies  on August 16th, 2010

Oh that looks good. I must try it with gojujang too!

sweetlife  on August 16th, 2010

great idea, I love the color of the final dish, great for football sunday, lol


Mary  on August 16th, 2010

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Juliana! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@Lyndsey - Thanks very much, Lyndsey! Yes, I need to have more marinades :D

@Cook with Madin - Thanks very much, Madin! Have fun cooking :D

@A Little Yumminess - We have similar favourites…yeah! :D

@Little Inbox - Thanks very much! You can try this one now :D

@Carolyn Jung - Haha….we must be big rice lovers! :D I really like this dish with rice, too.

@wenn - Time to cook! :D

@sophia - That’s lovely to know you use the Korean paste often, too. It’s really a wonderful paste :D

@jo - Haha…I now…the burnt part tastes very good but not too good for health. Never mind, only once in along while…hehe :D

@Jen Cheung - Thanks very much, Jenn! Awww….you are so humble! I bet you can cook and bake very well. I am still learning. I improved a lot after I started blogging :D

@Sidney - Thanks very much, Sidney! Your dad’s roast chicken and roast ducks always make me drool :D

@noobcook - I have not tried baking with a whole chicken. Mainly it’s because no one wants to eat the breast meat. Like you said, it’s faster using chicken thighs, especially deboned ones.

@DG - Haha……it does look like BBQ chicken except without having to clean up the grills :D

@3hungrytummies - Thanks very much, Suresh! Have fun cooking :D

@sweetlife - Thanks very much, Bonnie! :D

penny aka jeroxie  on August 17th, 2010

Oh looks so good! Great mind think alike. Just had baffolo wings today

Magic of Spice  on August 17th, 2010

Mary, what a perfect chicken dish, the marinade is so wonderful. I love every flavor :)

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fimère  on August 17th, 2010

j’ai aimé la marinade le poulet a l’air bien gouteux j’adore
bonne journée

shaz  on August 17th, 2010

Yum, this looks and sounds so delicious, yet simple to do. Must try :) My favourite marinade is soy sauce, garlic and a touch of honey.

Mary  on August 17th, 2010

@penny aka jeroxie - Great mind with great taste buds…haha…..love buffalo chicken wings, too :D

@Magic of Spice - Thanks very much! :D Hope you give a try. It’s really good.

@fimère - Thanks very much, fimère! :D

@shaz - Thanks very much, Shaz! Yours sounds very delicious too cos I love garlic. have fun cooking :D

Ananda Rajashekar  on August 17th, 2010

I can just eat them right away! looks extremely delicious and spicy :)

Lisa~Korean American Mommy  on August 17th, 2010

This recipe sounds amazing. Simple and flavorful!

Evan @swEEts  on August 17th, 2010

I just had lunch but this chicken makes me hungry all over again! Looks great and with such few ingredients!

pigpigscorner  on August 17th, 2010

I love gochujang in marinates! Looks so tasty!

Mary  on August 17th, 2010

@Ananda Rajashekar - That’s what I did…couldn’t wait for it to cool down :D

@Lisa~Korean American Mommy - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Lisa! :D

@Evan @swEEts - Haha….looks like you need a second round! :D

@pigpigscorner - Thanks very much! :D

Drick  on August 17th, 2010

this would be so good on the grill I bet with wings, just in time for football season…. yea Mary, scored one again…

Nadji  on August 17th, 2010

Il faut absolument que j’essaye cette recette.
Ce poulet semble délicieux.
See soon.

susan from food blogga  on August 17th, 2010

What a deliciously succulent chicken! I bet it’s fabulous.

Lazaro  on August 17th, 2010

Not your average chicken dish. Great flavors and cooked to perfection. Bravo!

yummy koh  on August 17th, 2010

Mary, this looks very delicious. I am coming over for dinner, wait for me.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on August 18th, 2010

Mary, the title of this dish really gets me. Spicy baked chicken….Who can resist it?

deeba  on August 18th, 2010

Love the spiciness and aroma of the chicken Mary… won me over! Fabulous!!

Mary  on August 18th, 2010

@Drick - Yeah, NO.1 from you….BIG smiles here :D I’m going to use this for my next BBQ….yum…yum…yum

@Nadji - Thanks very much, Nadji! Have fun cooking :D

@susan from food blogga - Thanks very much, Susan! :D

@Lazaro - Thanks very much, Lazaro! :D

@yummy koh - Come…will cook lots for you! Next flight, ok? :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - No, of course not…haha. I need spicy food every now and then to spice my life up :D

@deeba - Thanks very much, Deeba! Should call ourselves ’spicy women’…haha :D

Jamie  on August 18th, 2010

Wow! How delicious and flavorful does this look? I love the flavors. Fabulous dish, Mary!

Dana  on August 19th, 2010

I love spicy food… and chicken is definitely a staple in my kitchen. I will have to try this out!

Mary  on August 19th, 2010

@Jamie - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Jamie! Give a try. Hope you like it :D

@Dana - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Dana! have fun cooking :D

mycookinghut  on August 19th, 2010

This looks really good! I have to admit that the chicken looks really juicy! Need to bookmark this! :)

Marisa  on August 20th, 2010

This looks fabulous! I’m always game for a spicy kick.

Mary  on August 21st, 2010

@mycookinghut - Thanks very much! Have fun cooking :D

@Marisa - Thanks very much, Marisa! Have fun cooking :D

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