Jalapeno Peach Chicken

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Jalapeno Peach Chicken: A Sweet and Spicy Chicken You Can’t Miss!

Ready for something that’ll wake up your taste buds and bring a little excitement to your dinner table? Let’s talk about whipping up a dish that’s got the sweet, the spicy, and everything in between – Jalapeno Peach Chicken.

This recipe is a fantastic way to jazz up your meal routine, perfect for those nights when you’re craving something different. And don’t worry, it’s easy enough for weeknights but special enough to impress your weekend dinner guests. So, grab your apron, and let’s get started!

A close-up of a delicious Jalapeno Peach Chicken dish, showcasing succulent chicken coated in a glossy peach glaze with slices of jalapeno, ready in just 30 minutes for a weeknight meal.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Jalapeno Peach Chicken

First up, let’s round up what we need:

For the Sauce:

  • Peach Preserves: Thick and fruity, laying down the sweet foundation.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Ensures a glossy, smooth texture for the sauce.
  • Soy Sauce: Introduces a savory depth, balancing the sweetness.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Adds a bright tanginess, cutting through the rich flavors.
  • Dijon Mustard: A spicy tang that thickens and adds complexity.
  • Minced Garlic: Packs a flavorful punch, infusing the sauce with aromatic depth.
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper: Seasoning essentials that elevate the sauce.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: Brings a subtle heat, stirring excitement into the mix.

For the Chicken:

  • Chicken Thighs: Juicy, ready to be infused with the sauce’s rich flavors.
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper: Basic seasoning to bring out the chicken’s natural flavors.
  • Chili Powder: Adds a layer of smoky warmth, enriching the chicken’s taste.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: For searing the chicken, ensuring a crispy exterior.
  • Jalapeno Pepper: Slices of heat that intertwine with the chicken, adding a fiery dimension.

Fresh Addition:

  • Yellow Peaches: Sliced and ripe, these beauties introduce a fresh, sweet element, marrying the heat with natural sugars.

How to Make Jalapeno Peach Chicken

Alright, let’s put it all together:

  1. Mix the glaze: Combine all glaze ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Set aside for later.
  2. Prep Chicken: Dry chicken thighs with paper towels.
  3. Season: Mix together salt, black pepper, and chili powder in a small bowl. Rub this all over the chicken.
  4. Cook Chicken: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook on medium-low for another 5 minutes, or until it hits 165°F inside. Remove and keep warm under a tent of foil.
  5. Jalapenos & Peaches: Up the heat to medium again, toss in jalapenos for 3 minutes, followed by peaches for another 3, until peaches soften.
  6. Glaze Time: Add the peach glaze to the skillet, stirring to coat the jalapenos and peaches well.
  7. Combine: Bring chicken back to the skillet. Spoon that delicious glaze over the chicken, cooking for another 1-2 minutes to reheat.
  8. Enjoy Warm: Plate up and savor every bite of this spicy-sweet delight.

Tips to Nail It

Peach Choice: Ripe peaches make all the difference for that natural sweetness.

FAQ

What if I can’t find fresh peaches?

No problem! Canned peaches (drained) or even peach preserves can be a good substitute. The flavor might be slightly sweeter, so adjust the seasoning to balance the taste.

How do I store leftovers?

Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in a skillet or microwave, adding a splash of water or chicken broth if needed to keep the chicken moist.

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A skillet full of Jalapeno Peach Chicken, highlighting the mix of spicy jalapenos and sweet peaches coating tender chicken thighs, a quick and tasty meal solution.
Yield: 6 servingss

Jalapeno Peach Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Whip up a memorable family dinner ready in just 30 minutes, with our Jalapeno Peach Chicken! This delicious chicken thigh recipe brings together the sweet juiciness of peaches with a kick of jalapeno heat. Ideal for those who love a sweet-spicy mix.

Ingredients

Peaches

  • 2 yellow peaches, pitted, sliced

Peach Glaze

  • ½ cup (160 g) peach preserves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Mix the glaze: Combine all glaze ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Set aside for later.
  2. Prep Chicken: Dry chicken thighs with paper towels.
  3. Season: Mix together salt, black pepper, and chili powder in a small bowl. Rub this all over the chicken.
  4. Cook Chicken: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook on medium-low for another 5 minutes, or until it hits 165°F inside. Remove and keep warm under a tent of foil.
  5. Jalapenos & Peaches: Up the heat to medium again, toss in jalapenos for 3 minutes, followed by peaches for another 3, until peaches soften.
  6. Glaze Time: Add the peach glaze to the skillet, stirring to coat the jalapenos and peaches well.
  7. Combine: Bring chicken back to the skillet. Spoon that delicious glaze over the chicken, cooking for another 1-2 minutes to reheat.
  8. Enjoy Warm: Plate up and savor every bite of this spicy-sweet delight.

Notes

Peach Choice: Ripe peaches make all the difference for that natural sweetness.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 338Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 184mgSodium 661mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 37g

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