Jalapeno Peach Chicken is a delightful fusion of sweet and spicy, capturing the essence of summer in every bite. The succulent chicken thighs, seasoned to perfection, are pan-fried and then generously glazed with a peach-infused sauce, complemented by the heat of jalapeno peppers and the natural sweetness of fresh peaches. This dish is a testament to the magic that happens when contrasting flavors come together in harmony.
Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a unique dish to spice up your dinner routine, this Jalapeno Peach Chicken is sure to be a hit. The combination of juicy peaches and spicy jalapenos creates a flavor profile that’s both refreshing and invigorating. Serve it with a side of rice or a light salad, and you have a meal that’s both satisfying and memorable.
- 2 yellow peaches, pitted, sliced
- 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
- 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
- Prepare the peach glaze by mixing the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl until incorporated. Set aside.
- Pat the chicken dry. In a small bowl, combine salt, black pepper, and chili powder. Apply the seasoning mixture to the chicken.
- In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add oil. Once hot, add chicken thighs. Cook chicken for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove from heat and transfer the chicken to a plate. Tent to keep warm.
- In the same skillet, raise the heat back to medium and add jalapeno peppers. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the peaches and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until the peaches have softened.
- Pour the peach glaze into the skillet, ensuring every jalapeno and peach is evenly coated. Add the chicken back to the skillet, spoon glaze over the top, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the chicken is hot again. Serve warm.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes
Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 4 servings