Selecting the Right Hot Pepper for Your Dish

With so many different types of hot peppers available, it is easy to become overwhelmed when selecting the right pepper for your dish.  Here is a brief summary of a few of the different types of peppers you will see in the stores and what peppers have traditionally worked well in dishes.

Anaheim Chilis are a long green pepper when they are growing, but when mature they turn red.  Often these peppers are used in a Mexican chili verde sauce when green and a chili colorado sauce when red.  These peppers are mild and work well in dishes like stuffed peppers, … Continue Reading

Indian Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in chicken breast halves, skinless
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon hot (Madras) curry powder
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 pods cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • salt to taste

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DragonFire Hot Sauces Now Available

InsaneChicken.com just added 4 new sauces for our friends at DragonFire Hot Sauces.  This small hot sauce manufacturer from Easton, Pennsylvania make some great tasting hot sauces.

The sauces range from mild to wild on the heat scale but no pepper extracts in these gourmet sauces. Try each one of the sauces and give us your feedback.

DragonFire Mild Hot Sauce, DragonFire Medium Hot Sauce
DragonFire Hot Sauce – Hot, DragonFire Naga’s Revenge Hot Sauce

Once you try them you will definitely be a fan.

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Adding Peppers into Your Diet for Increased Health Benefits

Increase Your Health by Eating Peppers
Researchers have found that adding peppers into your diet can bring you many added health benefits.  Peppers come in sweet or spicy and either type you like, there are great health benefits to them all.  First and foremost are the antioxidants that peppers are known for.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which can harm our cells.  Reduction of these pesky free radicals means that you can reduce or prevent certain diseases.  The more colorful foods, including peppers, you have in your diet, the better your body can prevent illness from occurring.

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Welcome Lethal Injection and Mongoose Hot Sauces

Here at InsaneChicken.com we are thrilled to add two more of Cajohns Hot Sauces to our line up of great hot sauces. We have just added Lethal Injection Hot Sauce and Mongoose Hot Sauce. Both of these killer sauces are on our list of Hottest Hot Sauces ever created and Mongoose made it to the top 25 of the hottest hot sauces.

Try either one or both of these sauces. Cajohns Fiery Food Company always quality sauces. Continue Reading

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon mustard

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Welcome Wicked Cactus Sauces

Wicked Cactus Hot Sauces
InsaneChicken Welcomes Wicked Cactus Sauces to Our Lineup
InsaneChicken.com is now carrying 2 of Wicked Cactus Sauce, LLC most popular sauces. We are now proud to be selling Wicked Cactus Head Hunter’s Paradise made wtih smoked Habanero and Pineapple and Wicked Cactus Aliento del Diablo the ghost pepper makes this one truly stand out from the crowd.

Wicked Cactus makes deliciously hand crafted gourmet sauces that you just have … Continue Reading

Drying Your Chili Peppers for Future Use

If you have ever traveled to New Mexico or Arizona I am sure that you have seen the big strings of Chili Peppers hanging in restaurant or in kitchens around the area.  This is not only for decorative use, but it is also a method of preserving your chili peppers for future use by drying them.  It is something that you can do as well should you have a bountiful harvest and want to save some for another time.

The first thing to do to start drying them is to clean them thoroughly. Use thick string to hang the peppers from … Continue Reading

Top 25 World’s Hottest Hot Sauces


Top 25 List of Hottest Hot Sauces
InsaneChicken.com is proud to present to you a list of the top 25 worlds hottest hot sauces for 2012 still in production. There have been other that have come and gone that have been hotter as you can see in the list of hottest hot sauces ever created.

We have all of the sauces in RED in stock but beware these are brutally hot.

 

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Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 medium diced onion
  • 1 head or roated and chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup chipotle pureed peppers in adobo
  • 1 1/2  botles ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste

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Jalapeno Pineapple BBQ Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, julienned
  • 1 whole jalapeno, chopped finely
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup pineapple, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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Ghost Train Ghost Pepper Sauce Review

Hello Chili Heads!

Today is a great day for some heat. Springtime is here in California and were all talking about what were going to plant for this year’s harvest.  Fortunately, there are many things for the family chili head to obsess on. Not only are vendors constantly creating new sauces to tantalize our taste buds but, there are many people out there trying to break the world record for the hottest chili. Currently the Bhut Jolokia holds the record, but when I spoke to Sue Hard, who is the co owner of Cajohn’s Fiery Foods, she said that … Continue Reading

Health Benefits of Peppers

We have been told since we were in school, and definitely from our moms, to eat our veggies and the more colorful the veggie, the better it is for us.  Well, I guess mom was right.  Peppers come in a huge variety of colors and you can get them from mild to fiery, smoking hot.  The health benefit of the pepper is huge.  Here is a bit of information on just how healthy they can be for you.

I bet you didn’t know that peppers are packed with nutrients.  They’re one of the richest sources of vitamins A and C, the … Continue Reading

Caribbean Chicken Wing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 7 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 habanero, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

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Hottest Hot Sauce – Scoville Scale for Worlds Hottest Hot Sauces

People are constantly asking what are the world’s hottest hot sauces for 2012 so we put together the list of the hottest hot sauces ever created. If you are a hot sauce lover then chances are you have heard of the Scoville scale and know how it is used.  But for the newcomers to the love of hot sauce, it is interesting to note how hot sauces are rated and how hot they really can get.

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat (or piquance) of a chili pepper. It is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. His method, devised in 1912, is known as the Scoville Organoleptic Test. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) in a particular pepper indicates the amount of capsaicin present. What is Capsaicin? It is a chemical compound that stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes.   Continue Reading

Trinidad Scorpion the Newly Crowned King of Hot Peppers

How hot is hot? When it comes to growing peppers, for some, it can never be too hot! News has it that there is a new King in town. King of the Hot Pepper!

The guys over at The Pepper Seed and several other sites, are telling us that the new crowned king is the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. According to the post, the Butch T Trinidad Scorpion tested at 1,463,700 SHU (SHU = scoville heat units). The current official Guinness record holder is the Naga Viper pepper or ghost pepper which tested at 1,382,118 scoville heat units. Any way you test it that is amazingly HOT! Continue Reading

Wet Burritos Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili without beans
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 6 (12 inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • hot sauce to taste

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Hot Pepper Relish Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 12 sweet peppers (green and red)
  • 12 hot red peppers
  • 12 med. onions
  • 2 c. sugar (according to taste)
  • 1 pt. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. salt

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Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 red bell peppers, tops cut off and inside ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 small can of Fire Roasted tomatoes w/ chilis
  • 1 small can of black beans, rinsed & drained
  • handful of chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2-3 cups of Mexican blend cheese (cheddar & Monterey Jack)

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Chili Lime Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • skewers

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“Atomic” Spicy Brittle Recipe

Everyone knows some one that loves the “spicy” stuff. Here is a recipe that even a non Chili Head might appreciate. This stuff is so good that I just had to share it with you. In my quest for the most “Atomic” heat out there I get to meet so many people that love the same things that I do. What a surprise it was, when my wife’s cousin shot this recipe to me on Facebook. She made the comment with it that it might not be spicy enough; well let me tell you…this stuff is great. It … Continue Reading

Easy Szechuan Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 3 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

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Don’t We Just Love Barbecue Chicken!

Chicken is one of the most popular choices amongst grilling and barbecue enthusiasts. It’s versatile – it goes well with a variety of seasonings, sauces, side dishes, and toppings. It’s cheaper than steaks too, making it an ideal option for barbecue parties. And of course, chicken is also healthier. Did you know that skinless, light-meat chicken when cooked is 33% to 80% leaner than trimmed cooked beef (though it may of course vary on the cut and grade of the beef). In addition, chicken absorbs flavors easier than pork or beef that you can marinate it for as little as half an hour and off you go, ready for the grill.

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Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh mango diced
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple diced
  • 2 habanero peppers finely chopped
  • 16 oz orange juice
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 bunch cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs grape seed oil

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Mango BBQ Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 plum tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion slices 1/4″ thick
  • 2 poblano chili peppers
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Brush oil over tomatoes, chili peppers and onion slices.
  2. Grill on high heat, lid up, until they have good grill marks and have started to soften.
  3. Remove from grill and chop coarsely. Place all ingredients in a food processor and chop until chunky.
  4. Remove half of the sauce and continue blending until smooth. Pour smooth sauce over meat and marinade for at least one hour.
  5. Refrigerate … Continue Reading