Chicken Baked in Green Tomato and Jalapeno Jam

Chicken Baked in Green Tomato and Jalapeno Jam


A while ago when I made the green tomato and jalapeno jam I had been planning on using it in a baked chicken dish but other things came up and I forgot about all it. I was rummaging through my fridge the other day when I came across a jar of the jam and I immediatly thought of making it. This is certainly a dead simple recipe; you just brush some of the green tomato and jalapeno jam with some grainy mustard mixed in onto the chicken and bake it. The jam coating helps keep the chicken nice and moist and tender while it bakes. The sweet, tangy, tart and spicy green tomato and jalapeno jam and mustard combo worked really well on the baked chicken adding a really nice set of complex and tasty flavours. I always like it when simple, effortless dishes turn out to be so good! I served the chicken in green tomato and jalapeno jam with acorn squash glazed in green tomato and jalapeno jam and some brussels sprouts with bacon, dried cranberries and chopped toasted pecans.

Chicken Baked in Green Tomato and Jalapeno Jam

(makes 2 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup green tomato and jalapeno jam
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard

Directions:
1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place them in a single layer in the bottom of a baking dish.
2. Mix the jam and mustard's and spread it over the chicken.
3. Bake in a preheated 400F oven until cooked (the juices will run clear and there will be no pink inside, about 30 minutes.

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26 comments:

Ninette said...

Sounds awesome! Now here's my question. Other bloggers are coming out with cookbooks, but the person who really should have one is you! So when is it coming out?

Cynthia said...

Kevin this is wickedly good! Got to give it a try.

GarlicBOSS said...

Kevin, this Chicken Baked in Green Tomato and Jalapeno Jam recipe is fantastic. And the side with Brussels sprouts is a winner. And the cranberries..thanks

Debbie said...

Wow! Sometimes it's the simplest things that can make a dish gorgeous and delcious. Thanks for sharing this...and all of your other great ideas.

Heather said...

yum!! that jam sounds amazing!

3 hungry tummies said...

I have never seen chicken breast looked so good b4!!!

Jenn said...

I've definitely got to make me some of that jam. I'm sure the flavors infused well into the chicken. That looks really good right now. Another you've got here, my friend.

We Are Not Martha said...

That jam sure does come in handy!! I love such versatile condiments :)

Sues

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is a fabulous looking chicken

Joanne said...

This is a great idea and would probably be good with other jams as marinade as well. I like that you used it in a veggie side dish as well (which also sounds fantastic!)

Cooking-Gallery said...

Sounds great! My husband and I love something spicy, so I would surely give this a try!

Nina Timm said...

I love to combine sweet with sovory like chutney of jam with meat. This is therefor perfect to satisfy my tastebuds!!!

Jennifer said...

Sweet and spicy combos always win me over! This chicken looks and sounds soooo good!

Divina Pe said...

Looks awesome and wicked. Love the flavors and look at that photo, it's up close and personal. It looks like it's right in front of me.

margot said...

Ummmmmmmmmm!
Fantastic.
Margot

Nevis said...

Looks delicious!

Amy said...

I'm always looking for simple chicken dishes, with a tasty sauce (who isn't?) This sounds perfect.

Amber said...

This looks sooo delicious! I love easy meals. You should bottle and sell your jam..for people like me who want the chicken now! :-)

Kelly said...

That sounds awesome. You're making me wish I had picked up some green tomatoes from the Farmer's market on wednesday.

Evie said...

What kind of camera do you use? You have wonderful pictures [food]. They always leave me drooling.

Chrystal said...

Spicy and a little sweet. Yum!

biz319 said...

You had me at jalapeno! :D

Love the sweet/hot combo.

Snooty Primadona said...

What a gorgeous recipe with all the right elements!

Kevin said...

Evie: I was using and I was perfectly happy with the Canon XSi(450D) for food photography. My ~need~ (cough) for newer gadgets got the better of me and I recently upgraded to a Canon 5D.

Shannon said...

I am consistently amazed that when I cruise tastespotting (about once a month) I only tend to click over to about four recipes out of six or eight pages - and one is ALWAYS from your blog.

Jeanne said...

Ooooh, delicious! I still have some green tomato jam from last year - definitley want to try this :)

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