mexican-spiced baked chicken

April 4, 2012

mexican-spiced baked chicken |

I just love Pinterest. It can be so inspiring. Even if you don't copy something exactly, it can spark your own creative side. That is what happened with this recipe. I saw a baked Parmesan chicken on Pinterest. Here is the link to the original.

I had a cut up whole chicken I needed to cook and thought I would try this recipe. Then as I was getting ready to do it, I thought I would change it up a bit. I wanted a tex-mex type of flavoring.

Here is my version.


~ 1 cup mayonnaise (homemade is best, but I have yet to master it.)
~ 1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
~ 1/2 tsp. chili powder
~ 1/2 tsp. cumin
~1/2 tsp. dried cilantro
~ 1 pinch salt
~ 2/3 whole chicken

Notice I use approximate for all the ingredients. I don't think the exact measurements are necessary. I think it depends on your palate. The reason I did not use the whole chicken was because the pan would not fit more and I did not feel like going to get a larger pan.

I mixed the mayo and all the spices.

I rubbed it on the chicken.

I cooked the chicken at 350° for approximately 50 minutes. I always overcook meat, so I cooked it for 35 minutes and then stuck a meat thermometer in until it reached 165°.

The result -

The chicken was cooked perfectly. It was so juicy and moist. The flavoring was awesome. #1 loved it! I will definitely be making this again.