I was intrigued by this recipe, which started off as Orange Marmalade Chicken. I found some apricot pepper jelly (at Marshall's, where else?) and decided to try that instead. I LOVE a little spicy in my food, but this was definitely not too spicy. My roommate had a little too and she said she really liked it. The other bonus was how quick it was. I think I made this around 9pm, and I was very pleased to be eating in less than 20 minutes! :) My idea of a perfect meal... I just made some basmati rice, but you could serve this over sprouts or lettuce too. I think this will be a hit at your house too!
Apricot Pepper-jelly Chicken
Adapted from Cheeky Kitchen
Feeds 4 adults
- 1 pound chicken tenders (I used shears to cut up breasts)
- 1/2 cup apricot pepper jelly (or orange/apricot marmalade)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Heat a tablespoon or two or olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Brown chicken (couple minutes on both sides).
While chicken is cooking, whisk together sauce ingredients in a bowl.
Once chicken is browned, pour sauce over chicken and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes total.
Serve over basmati rice or lettuce.
What a great idea! I had hot pepper jelly at Christmas-time for the first time and loved it so much that I made some when I got back from vacation. I'm so happy to have another use for it besides eating it with cream cheese and crackers. (Though that's not a bad use, but my thighs would prefer that I find something healthier.)ReplyDelete
Thanks Nicole! I LOVE anything with a little spice- especially pepper jelly. You're right- it is REALLY good over cream cheese too- perfect for a party app! You will have to let me know if you try this recipe! :)ReplyDelete