Chicken with Sweet Jalapeno Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Sweet Jalapeno Sauce Recipe

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This family favorite is not too hot and not too sweet. You can use any type of hot pepper jelly you like. —Jaye-Lynn Baublitz, Bradenton, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in batches in oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Saute onion and celery in the same pan until crisp-tender. Add the chicken broth, orange juice and thyme. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in pepper jelly until melted. Remove from heat; stir in butter and parsley. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Sweet Jalapeno Sauce in Simple & Delicious February/March 2013, p22

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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ktype User ID: 4188985 257463
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2016

"The sauce is delicious!"

cbergan User ID: 1967024 230842
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"I used my own jalapeno jelly, so mine had some kick to it. Really good."

colleyho User ID: 359762 195006
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"Very quick easy chicken recipe. The sauce ends up as a tasty accompaniment to the chicken.

I used regular bone in chicken and once browned, I finished it off in the oven for about 30 minutes. When plated the sauce looks very nice on the chicken. My step increased the time a bit but then I could use dark chicken which is my husbands favorite. I will definitely make this again. Other than the actual chicken pieces I did not change any part of this recipe."

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