Jalapeno Chicken

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"100 best mexican recipes has oj honey chilies baked"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (567.3 g)
  • Calories 590.7
  • Total Fat - 9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 1088.6 mg
  • Sodium - 908.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 40.2 g
  • Protein - 81 g
  • Calcium - 68.7 mg
  • Iron - 11.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 50.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Grind garlic and jalapenos together.

Step 2

Mix in orange juice lime juice chili and honey and salt.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350.

Step 4

Brush 1/2 the glaze onto chicken bake 30 minutes turn brush rest of glaze on bake 1 hour more.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting jalapenos, look for ones that are firm and bright green.
  • When buying orange juice, opt for fresh squeezed or 100% juice for the best flavor.

  • Substitute chicken breasts for the whole chicken - This substitution will provide a leaner cut of meat and will reduce the overall cooking time.
  • Substitute maple syrup for the honey - This substitution will provide a richer flavor and will add a hint of sweetness to the dish.

Cilantro Lime Version Replace the jalapenos with 1/4 cup of freshly chopped cilantro, and the lime juice with 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice.

Chipotle Version Replace the jalapenos with 1/4 cup of finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and the lime juice with 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Spanish Rice: Spanish Rice is a classic Mexican side dish that is the perfect accompaniment to Jalapeno Chicken. It is made with long grain rice, onion, garlic, tomatoes, and cilantro, and it is full of flavor and texture. It's a great way to round out the meal and bring out the flavors of the Jalapeno Chicken.

Black Beans: Black Beans are a great side dish to serve with Jalapeno Chicken and Spanish Rice. They are rich in flavor and add a satisfying texture to the meal. They are high in protein and fiber and are a great source of vitamins and minerals. They are also a great way to add a bit of Mexican flair to the meal and are a healthy and delicious addition to the plate.


Q: What type of chicken should I use?

A: You can use whole chicken cut up into pieces, or use leg and thighs for this recipe.

Q: How long should I cook the chicken?

A: Cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F and the juices run clear. Depending on the size of the pieces, this could take anywhere from 10-25 minutes.

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Fun facts:

The jalapeno pepper is a staple in Mexican cuisine and is believed to have originated in Mexico. It is now grown worldwide, including in the United States.

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is known for his expertise in Mexican cooking and has been credited for popularizing the use of jalapeno peppers in his recipes.