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What is Paprika?

Did you know that Paprika is made from peppers?  It actually is from bell peppers or chili peppers and ground into a powder that we know as Paprika.  Paprika, and the Capsicum from the pepper, is unusually rich in vitamin C.   After it is ground, a lot of the vitamin C content is retained in the paprika; it contains more vitamin C by weight than lemon juice. Paprika, as with other peppers, is also high in other antioxidants.  Of course you would have to ingest a lot of paprika to retract all of the nutrients, but overall it is a … Continue Reading

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Salad


  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup Ranch-style salad dressing
  • 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salad seasoning mix
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped

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Drying Chili Peppers in Food Dehydrator

Drying chili peppers for use in food preparation or in crafts is a relatively easy process in your food dehydrator.  You will want to wear gloves when handling the peppers so that the capsaicin oil from the peppers doesn’t burn or irritate your skin. You should place your food dehydrator in a well-ventilated area with good air circulation because during the drying process the odor can irritate your eyes and nose. (use room fans if need be or use your dehydrator outside or in the garage). Once your peppers have been dried, they will be ready for you to use … Continue Reading

Vegetarian Chili Recipe


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

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Chili Powder and Chile Powder – What is the Difference?

I don’t know about you but sometimes when cooking there will be a reference to chili powder and chile powder. Questions come up often on what is the difference between these two chilis.  So here is a bit of reference to the difference between the chili’s and the chile’s.

In most cookbooks and recipes, plenty of references are made for using chili powder.  This is a traditional spice that can be found in your spice section produced many major manufacturers.  It consists of a blend of various chili peppers, cumin, oregano, salt and dehydrated garlic.  It isn’t a true chili powder … Continue Reading

Spicy Curry Chicken Recipe


  • 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

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Introducing Devil’s Own Habanero Hot Sauce

You can now purchase Devil’s Own Habanero Hot Sauce from InsaneChicken.com

Proof that simplicity can be great. The ingredients list won’t leave you with a sense of awe, but the taste right from the bottle will.

Ingredients: Vinegar, habaneros, tomato puree, onion, cayenne pepper, garlic

Fantastic habanero taste with just enough cayenne in it to notice it with the aftertaste, and not too heavy on the vinegar. As for heat, it’s very manageable and we’d call it a 7.5/10. Consistency-wise, this sauce nearly rates as perfect…. Continue Reading

Remedies for the Hot Pepper Afterburn

We love our peppers but sometimes even the best of us get that burning sensation after eating a super hot pepper dish or whole pepper. Our mouth and throat is on fire! Our face gets red and we start to sweat!!  There may be help for you! Here are a few remedies that can help cool down that afterburn going on inside.

* Drink Milk: If the heat is too much for you to stand try drinking a full glass of cow’s milk. (whole milk works best).

* Eat Ice Cream or Yogurt: Eating ice cream or yogurt after eating peppers may … Continue Reading

Introducing Deathwish Habanero Hot Sauce

You can now purchase Deathwish Habanero Hot Sauce from InsaneChicken.com.

This is a delicious habanero hot sauce that has a nice balance of heat and flavor. Deathwish Habanero Hot Sauce is an explosion of flavor for the connoisseur of hot and spicy foods. This is a hot and tasty grilling sauce that makes some mean ribs.

Ingredients: Water, Habanero Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Vinegar, Salt, and Xanthan Gum.
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Using Chili Peppers in Thai Cooking

The chili pepper is one of the most, if not the most, popular type of pepper used in Thai cooking. There is a large variety of chili peppers used in Thai cooking and each variety is used for a different reason or in a particular dish. The most popular of these peppers is the “prig kee nu” (Thai Chili Pepper) which is the shortest of the chili peppers (about 1″ in length) and comes in red and green colors. It is considered to be one of the hottest chili peppers used in Thai cooking.

When it comes to using the “prig … Continue Reading

Hot Honey Baked Wings


  • 2 pounds chicken wings, tips discarded
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce

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Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1  small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (15 to 16 ounces each) no-salt-added navy white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (13 3/4 to 14 1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
  • 1 can (4 to 4 1/2 ounces) chopped mild green chiles, drained
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

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Pickle and Green Pepper Relish Recipe for Canning at Home


  • 12 large dill-style pickles
  • 13 large fresh ripe green peppers
  • 5 large white onions
  • 3 tablespoons table salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 5 cups granulated white sugar
  • 4 cups white vinegar

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Hot Pepper Chart – Scoville Scale for Peppers

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.   Have you ever eaten a really hot pepper and all of a sudden your nose starts running and your eyes tears up?  Well that is … Continue Reading

How to Purchase and Store Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers (also known as Chile Peppers) are a mild to hot pepper depending on which variety you purchase.

When purchasing fresh chili peppers from your local grocery store or farmer’s market you want to look for ones that are firm to the touch, no blemishes to their skin and ones that are non-wrinkled. Once their skin wrinkles their flavor and texture has changed. You will want to use them as soon as possible or store them inside a paper bag (not a plastic produce bag) inside your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When you remove them from the refrigerator … Continue Reading

How to Make Hot Pepper Sauce


  • 1 lb scotch bonnet peppers, cayenne, jalepeno or habanero peppers (washed and stems removed)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • White distilled vinegar or vegetable oil

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Garlic BBQ Sauce


  • 1 cube vegetable bouillon
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

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Buffalo Chicken Dip with Frank’s Hot Sauce


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 (9.75 ounce) cans Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers

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How to Roast Your Own Homegrown Peppers

So many people are turning to growing their own healthy, organic foods as much as possible these days.  Peppers are a great item to grow, but after the harvest, preparing and preserving those peppers can be a challenge for some.  Here is a great way to roast your own homegrown peppers.

For any of the available peppers that you have chosen to grow be it bells, red chilis, jalenenos, there is a simple way to roast your peppers without the mess and cleanup.  First make sure you pick your veggies when they are firm and not soft.  Overly ripe will make … Continue Reading

Getting the Flavor Just Right When Using Peppers in Asian BBQ

You know how it is when you go to your favorite restaurant and have a wonderful meal and then you go home and try to recreate it.  But the flavor is just not right.  Something is missing.  That something can be as subtle as not using the right pepper, especially if we are talking about Asian, Mongolian, Chinese or Korean BBQ.

There is a difference in the peppers that are used in the Asian, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese foods.  Different areas of the world grow different types of peppers and they of course have distinct flavors.  If you are trying to … Continue Reading

Southern Hot Pepper Sauce Recipe


  • 12 medium long or conical chili peppers such as cayenne, de arbol, habanero or jalapeno
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp pickling salt
  • 1 cup cider vinegar

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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

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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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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