Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Roasted Jalapeno Chicken

I bought a bunch of jalapenos this weekend with the intention of making jalapeno jelly but never got around to it. So I thought I'd do something different and roast chicken with a spicy jalapeno marinade.

What you need:
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 fresh jalapenos, stems removed
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 of a medium onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 pounds of on-the-bone chicken pieces or 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

What you do:
To make marinade, throw first 8 ingredients in the blender and pulse until thoroughly combined and chopped.

Pour marinade in a large zip-lock baggie. Add chicken pieces to marinade bag, toss to coat all chicken pieces. Refrigerate, turning the chicken pieces occasionally, for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dump chicken & marinade in a large greased baking dish or cast iron skillet. Roast until chicken is just cooked through (about 1 hour).

Transfer chicken to a serving platter.

Place the cast iron skillet on a burner over medium heat.

Scrape the browned bits on the bottom and mix the pan drippings until it is reduced by about half.

Pour gravy into a bowl and skim fat off the top. Serve gravy with chicken.

 Enjoy  y'all!



  1. I love the print friendly version!!! So, with the jalapenos, you use the seeds, too?

  2. Yep, used the seeds & all. If you don't do spicy, remove the seeds. Trouble ate the chicken just fine, I did keep him away from the gravy though.

  3. Looks so good! I love all the flavors in that delicious marinade.

  4. That looks sooooooooooooooo good! Thanks for linking up.

  5. Oh man! My mouth is totally watering right now. I love jalapeños! Thanks for linking p on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  6. This looks and sounds delish! I love spicy foods and will definitely try it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hello,
    WoW, I can't wait to try this recipe, we are going to love it. It looks like it has awesome flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  8. This looks fantastic!

    I am a new follower from Full Plate Thursday. Looking forward to more posts.

  9. Yummy! Can't get enough jalapeños in my life! Thanks for linking up.

  10. I love jalapenos. Thanks for sharing.

  11. This sounds fantastic. I love the combination of lime and jalepenos - yum! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch. The linky is now up for this week, so do hope you will come and join us if you haven't already!

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