Mad Hungry MY Way: Chile-Citrus Chicken Breast

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I get tons of feedback on here and on facebook about people making the Mad Hungry recipes or their riffs on them; so on Mondays we’d like to start posting Mad Hungry MY Way Mondays, a part of the mad hungry blog where we show YOUR Mad Hungry Meals. Send your Mad Hungry My Way pics, riffs and stories to¬† & we’ll post!

This week’s Mad Hungry My Way comes from Val who doctored up the Mad Hungry Chile-Citrus Turkey Breast to suit her needs (and pantry!):

After checking out the Mad Hungry blog last Monday, I knew I wanted to make the Chile-Citrus Turkey Breast sometime that week. I was going to be making some minor changes – I had some ingredients at home that I wanted to use up and they would be acceptable substitutions. The only thing I would need to pick up is the turkey. Once I got to the grocery store, it was going to cost $24.32, which was a lot more than I wanted to spend, so I got a quartered chicken as an alternative.

Instead of using the chiles, I used a combination of chili powder, smoked spanish paprika, chipotle chili powder, South African Smoke seasoning blend from Trader Joe’s and some hot sauce that I picked up in DC a couple months ago, Uncle Brutha’s Allsauce No. 10. I had clementines, so I used those with the lime. Realizing I would need some additional liquid I searched the refrigerator and found some tomato jam from Katchkie Farm – it’s sort of like a Worchestire-heavy barbecue sauce – that loosened things up.

I only let it marinate for 20 minutes or so (we were getting hungry!) and put it in the oven. It was so easy, super flavorful, and my boyfriend and a friend of ours loved it! I added sweet potatoes, corn and a ridiculously easy baking powder drop biscuit. And of course a delicious, and potent, Belgian-style brown ale.”

  • Roberta Gentile March 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I can’t find the recipe from last week….the chicken wings, with the cola and brown sugar…how come???

  • Wayne March 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm


    Saw your comment about Hawaii and Carson Kressley. What’s up with him and teacher/cook John Contratti? Read about it on his blog.
    Mr. C. was one of the best cooks on Mad Hungry. Hope he will be back soon.

    Wayne G.

  • Alex March 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I love Mad Hungry My Way. I will send something in.
    Thanks Wayne. Love the Carson and John picture. Two
    personal favorites.


  • Corrie March 13, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Chicken looks yummy.

  • Arlene March 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Where is today’s post?

  • Mike March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm


    Love your work. Doesn’t seem to be new shows for awhile. Do you still do your radio show? In the interim for the return of your show, can you get John Contratti as a guest, to talk about his blog, his recipes and all the attention he has received since cooking with you? I would really love to learn more about him. And please, release a new cookbook.


  • Daria March 14, 2012 at 6:27 am

    I didn’t realize there was a radio show. When is it on? I think teacher John would make a great guest. Please tell me when it airs. Thank you.


  • Linda March 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Where does one put comments and questions about specific shows? This post has been here for days. Not good.


  • Janet G. March 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Maybe they can give the station and time of the radio show? I was unaware of it. That would be nice to hear Lucinda talking. Have to say I’m in full agreement, that teacher guy has struck a chord with viewers/followers. I follow his blog every day. It’s an enjoyable blog to browse through. Don’t know why Mad Hungry hasn’t had him back yet? Also I’m a little confused with the new format of this blog. Where can questions be asked about the daily recipes???

    Thank you.

  • Yelena D. March 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    This is not good,where is today’s post.

  • Alan March 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    We all know where “This Week on Mad Hungry” is located, but there is no place to comment and ask questions about the recipes. Also, it would be nice if responses to the dedicated followers can get a response once in awhile. So many of our comments and questions are so obviously ignored. Why have a blog if you can’t answer people’s questions? Some of the questions that are answered are so selective without addressing what viewers really want to know.


  • Renee March 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Hope everything is okay????????? Same post, no comments answered.


  • Carla March 15, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Hi Lo,

    Great job on the recipes being all in order. Apparently we are concerned that the same post has been up for days. Hope Lucinda and evryone is okay. I have to agree that some questions on daily blogs are never answered. So here are the questions that have been asked on this post and one from me.

    1. Where is the chicken recipe with the cola?
    2. Does Lucinda have a radio show?
    3. If yes, when is it on? what station?
    4. Can you bring back teacher John to the tv show and maybe the radio show? (so obvious he has a big following with his blog and other things that are going on)
    5. When is Lucinda’s new cookbook scheduled to be released?
    6. My Question: I believe Lucinda has had other cookbooks. Can I get the titles?

    Thanks, Lo. Us fans appreciate being responded to. Once again, great job!!!!

  • Lo March 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    I’d like to address all of your questions, comments and concerns. We really appreciate all of your patience with the changes in the blog. In the very beginning, before there was a television show, a facebook page, twitter account, recipe contests, or anything else- there was LSQ and her blogger account. She blogged after work and on weekends about all things in her life, what she was cooking, what her boys were doing– but then things changed.

    In the past two years we’ve been on an incredible journey with great things and growth happening to mad hungry. We’re so excited about all of the changes, but noticed recently that the heart and soul of mad hungry, this blog, has become a bit of a promo roll and has lost its way. That’s the reason we’ve changed things around, so this can be back to basics, as a place where LSQ can blog, tell about what’s going on with MH, post inspiration, etc. In the meantime there’s been a few changes with the blog- a page for recipes, a place to see what’s on TV and now, just recently this AM, a “contact us” page- we know it’s not perfect but we’re working on it, we promise!

    All that being said, we appreciate you sticking by us and we’re working on making be the most user-friendly, mad hungry-focused, easy-to-navigate page it can be.

    ROBERTA: Here’s the chicken wing recipe.
    You can find this recipe and more at:

    WAYNE, ALEX, MIKE & JANET: Thanks so much for the Mr. C info. We enjoyed having him on our show and loved visiting his class. We’re so happy many of our fans are now fans of him and his cooking.

    MIKE & CARLA: Lucinda’s new cookbook is set to be released FALL 2012. We don’t have an exact date yet, but when we do, we’ll let you know ASAP.

    MIKE, DARIA & JANET: We have no dates to set taping at the moment for the new show, but as LSQ blogged about last week (, Calder and & LSQ are working on writing up what the new show will look like and how it will take shape. When we have more details about possibly shooting, etc. we will absolutely let our fans know. As for radio, a few years ago Lucinda had a radio show titled, EatDrink where she’d talk to food professionals and experts about timely topics (cookbooks, food news, techniques, etc.). When Mad Hungry started taping in 2010, it became too hectic with her schedule and it was put on hold. Now that we are not constantly shooting TV, we’re trying out a new style of radio and hope to do more shows (we had our first about two weeks ago), I think the next one will be in April but that has not been 100% confirmed yet. When we have a date, we’ll let our fans know- It will run probably from 5-6PM but ALWAYS will be on Sirius XM Channel 110.

    LINDA, JANET & ALAN: For comments, questions and concerns please email us at– we now (as of earlier today) have a contact us page on the top left corner of the blog that you can click and find our contact info. We check this a few times a day and answer back as soon as possible.

    ARLENE, YELENA D. & RENEE : We’re trying out a different format with the blog and are hoping to put up more posts with better content other than what’s on TV today. Please stay tuned- we appreciate your patience but I promise we’re not going away!

    CARLA: Thanks so much for the encouragement! As a very tiny team with limited resources, we’re working hard and doing our best to keep up with the demand and mad hungry. We love our fans and how dedicated and engaged they are with our brand! We know not everything is perfect and are working on bringing a better experience to our fans. I’m hoping I answered everyone’s questions above! As for your question: Yes, LSQ has other cookbooks besides Mad Hungry. Before MH she authored 3 books: Lucinda’s authentic jamaican cooking, Lucinda’s rustic Italian cooking & Jamaican Cooking: 140 roadside and homestyle recipes that can be bought on Amazon:

    I hope I was able to answer everyone’s questions or concerns. Please if you have more, don’t hesitate to direct them to us at:

    LSQ & The MH Crew

  • Tara March 15, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Very nice of Lo to answer everyones questions. I’m just waiting for the day they announce that Mad Hungry is beginning to film new episodes.


  • Lo March 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Us too, Tara!

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