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Chicken Diablo

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Chicken Diablo

Chicken Diablo

Jessica Braider
This wonderful family-friendly chicken recipe comes from longtime Scrambler Monica Medina. Monica would prepare the chicken in the morning before work, and have her babysitter put it in the oven so it was ready in time for dinner. Your whole house will smell heavenly (but it will taste devilishly rich).
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup Dijon or yellow mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 - 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 whole chicken cut up or use 8 - 12 bone-in chicken of your choice skin removed if desired, about 4 lbs.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt the butter or margarine over medium-low heat. Add the mustard, honey, curry powder, and cayenne pepper (optional) and continue cooking and stirring until the sauce is well mixed, about 2 minutes.
  • Arrange the chicken pieces in a large baking pan. Pour the sauce over the chicken. (At this point you can refrigerate and marinate the chicken for up to 24 hours, or bake it right away.)
  • Bake the chicken for 50 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, turn the chicken over and baste it with the sauce.
  • For browner tops, put the chicken under the broiler for the final 5 minutes of cooking. Serve it immediately, refrigerate it for up to 3 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months.

Slow Cooker Directions

  • Prepare the sauce as above. Place the chicken pieces in the slow cooker, pour the sauce on top, and flip a few times to coat. Cook it for 8 – 10 hours on low or 4 - 5 hours on high. (Slow cooker cooking times may vary—Get to know your slow cooker and, if necessary, adjust cooking times accordingly.)


Do Ahead or Delegate: Make the marinade and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator, or fully prepare and refrigerate or freeze the dish.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Double the curry powder, add the cayenne pepper to the sauce.
Tip: Want to give your metabolism a little jolt? Include the optional cayenne pepper in this dish. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which can temporarily boost your metabolism. Just keep in mind that a little goes a long way if you’re catering to sensitive palates.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 250, Total Fat: 10g, 15%; Saturated Fat: 6g, 30%; Cholesterol: 85mg, 28%; Sodium: 200mg, 8%; Total Carbohydrate: 13g, 4%; Dietary Fiber: 0g, 0%; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 27g
Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
Keyword Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Carb, Low Fat, Make-Ahead, Slow Cooker, Spring, Summer, Winter
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