Spicy marinade recipes for chicken include the spicy chipotle marinade recipe and the jerk marinade recipe from Epicurious. The chipotle marinade recipe calls for canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce and chili powder, while the jerk marinade recipe features the heat of Scotch bonnet or habanero peppers.
To make the spicy chipotle marinade, use a food processor to blend 1/4 cup of canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 pressed cloves of garlic. Toss in 1/2 chopped onion and 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Season with 1 tablespoon of paprika and 1 teaspoon each of ground cumin, chili powder and salt. Process the mixture to finely chop the onion and thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
To prepare the jerk marinade, chop up 3 scallions, 4 garlic cloves and 1 small onion. Remove the stems and seeds from 4 Scotch bonnet or habanero chilies. Place all these ingredients in a blender. Pour in 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Add 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves, 2 teaspoons each of ground allspice and black pepper, 3/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Blend the mixture to form a smooth marinade.