Jalapeño Chicken

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Serve this with simple rice and vegetable dishes so you don’t detract from the complex flavors in the chicken.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 55 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 small jalapeño peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 whole chicken (2½ lbs.), cut into 4 serving pieces

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Put the garlic, peppers, orange juice, honey, lime juice, salt, and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor; blend on medium setting for 5 minutes or until the peppers and garlic are well chopped up.
  • Place the chicken in a roasting pan. Brush the glaze on the chicken liberally but save about half for later.
  • Cook for 1½ hours. After 30 minutes, turn the chicken and again glaze liberally. After another 30 minutes, turn the chicken over again and use the remaining glaze.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 small jalapeño peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 whole chicken (2½ lbs.), cut into 4 serving pieces

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Put the garlic, peppers, orange juice, honey, lime juice, salt, and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor; blend on medium setting for 5 minutes or until the peppers and garlic are well chopped up.
  • Place the chicken in a roasting pan. Brush the glaze on the chicken liberally but save about half for later.
  • Cook for 1½ hours. After 30 minutes, turn the chicken and again glaze liberally. After another 30 minutes, turn the chicken over again and use the remaining glaze.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories930
Total Fat31g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol190mg
Sodium750mg
Total Carbohydrate79g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars75g
Protein62g