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Jalapeno Lime Glazed Chicken

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 42 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Chicken and Coating:

  • 2-1/2 pounds bone-in chicken breast pieces 2 large
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Jalapeno Glaze:

  • 2 fresh jalapenos seeds removed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup red jalapeno jelly
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice about one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

Instructions
 

Chicken:

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Dredge chicken pieces in flour, shaking off excess.
  • Brown chicken pieces on both sides in 1/2-inch hot oil then drain.
  • Place chicken pieces on a baking sheet fitted with a rack.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken has an internal temp of 165F near the bone.
  • Rest chicken for ten minutes to allow it to come up to a perfect temperature.
  • Spoon glaze over chicken.

Jalapeno Glaze:

  • While chicken bakes, prepare the glaze.
  • Saute the jalapenos and garlic in butter about 4-5 minutes or until they soften some.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Allow the jelly to melt and stir until thickened.
  • Keep glaze warm and thin with a little water if it sits too long waiting for the chicken.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Oven Baked Chicken