05/16/2015 06:15 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Put Some Zing in Your Spring: 8 Spicy Chicken Dinners

Whether your spice of choice is cayenne, jalapeño or a squirt of Sriracha, these chicken dinners will bring the heat. You can easily adjust the heat to get the kick that you crave.

1. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers


These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look. And, if you've never tried Sriracha -- the popular Asian hot sauce -- this is the perfect recipe to taste just how delicious it is. GET THE RECIPE

2. Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney


This Indian-style chicken is deliciously spiced with super-crispy skin, and the mango chutney served alongside adds fruity, tangy flavor. GET THE RECIPE

3. Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce


This is my take on Pollo a la Brasa, the spit-roasted chicken made popular by so many Peruvian restaurants. The accompanying green sauce, which gets it's color from cilantro and jalapeño peppers, is spicy, creamy and downright delicious. GET THE RECIPE

4. Broiled Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze


In this easy recipe, chicken thighs are seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika, and then broiled with a sweet and tangy honey glaze. GET THE RECIPE

5. Middle Eastern Chicken Kabobs


Here, chicken thighs are marinated in a tangy blend of yogurt, lemon, garlic and spices, and then grilled on skewers until golden brown. Serve them over a bed of golden Basmati Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruits and Almonds or on top of a Greek salad. GET THE RECIPE

6. Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas


Crispy flour tortillas filled with gooey melted cheddar and shredded chicken in a smoky chipotle-tomato sauce -- these are the ultimate quesadillas. GET THE RECIPE

7. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups


If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular grocery store. GET THE RECIPE

8. Grilled Chicken Wings with Seasoned Buffalo Sauce


Classic Buffalo wings are fried, but I love the flavor and ease of cooking them on the grill. They are truly no fuss, no muss and finger lickin' good! The seasoned Buffalo sauce is made with garlic and spices, which makes it more flavorful than your typical hot sauce. GET THE RECIPE