Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken

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I have a confession to make,  you know how sometimes nice people give you gifts of like hot pepper jelly??  I had no clue what it was, what to do with it, so I’d just smile and say “Gosh I really love it”(probably not the best idea, cause then they just give you more!) put it in the refrigerator until I clean out the refrigerator and then I’d toss it!  What was I suppose to do with all those jars!?

i mean, I’m sure there’s thousands of uses on Pinterest, but really when I go to Pinterest, I’m looking for cool desserts to impress people, and neat crafts that are super simple, so people think I’m really smart and crafty! Who has time to look up pepper jelly.  It’s probably really hot and going to burn me up!

However, Sunday, I was making dessert for my husband, and to impress him (impressing people is a problem I have), I was making homemade whip cream, because he thinks all great things come from heavy cream, and he may not be wrong! But back to the pepper jelly, this past Christmas a sweet neighbor bought over a jar of pepper jelly with crackers, and of course I said I love it, used the crackers and put the jelly in the frig, until Sunday when I saw it, I decided to do something with it, and it’s was awesome!

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So I took, Hot Pepper Jelly, Olive Oil, White Vinegar, salt & pepper

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Mixed it in a jar,

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Seasoned one side of the chicken with salt, pepper and olive oil

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Put the seasoned side down, and coated the other side with the pepper jelly glaze

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Flipped and coated the other side

In fifteen minutes dinner was done! And it was sweet, tangy and not hot at all, just very good and so different than I usually do with chicken.  I really hope you try it!  If you have uses for pepper jelly, I’d love to hear about them!


2 to 3 TBSP of Hot Pepper Jelly

2 TBSP Olive Oil

1 TBSP White Vinegar

salt & pepper

Mix together in a jar to combine

1 lb of chicken breast

1 TBSP Olive Oil

salt & pepper

Season Chicken Breast with olive oil, salt & pepper on one side.  Heat grill to 350 – 375, put season side down and brush glaze on the top side of the chicken. Grill for 5 minutes or until the chicken releases from the grill, flip and glaze other side and continue to grill for another 5 minutes until chicken releases from the grill!

So if you see Pepper Jelly at your Farmer’s Market, pick it up!

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken

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