Monday, January 11, 2021

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Breasts #BakingBloggers

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts may be healthy but they can also be a little, ahem, boring.  Add a little bit of interest and zing with an easy glaze made with pepper jelly.  

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Breasts

We are baking with Jams and Jellies today over at Baking Bloggers.........

Sue of Palatable Pastime challenged us to share a baked recipe that features jam or jelly for today's event.  That's a pretty wide open topic.  Let's see what everyone brought to the table........

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Breasts

This was our 3rd small Christmas gathering of the season.  The Teen had asked to have her Aunt and Uncle come over because she was very excited about the gifts she had gotten for them and couldn't wait to share.  I hadn't planned on having company for dinner but not wanting to disappoint her I told her to go ahead and see if they were available.  

Vegetables on Sheet Pan

I decided to keep dinner simple and so filled up a sheet pan with some large boneless skinless chicken breasts that I sliced into uniform pieces instead of pounding them because they were just that big. Alternately, you can use smaller breasts.  Then I filled a second sheet pan with some veggies that I had tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Breasts

Placed both trays in a preheated 375* oven and walked away for 50 minutes.  When I returned, I checked the vegetables for tenderness and gave them a toss.  I pulled out the chicken breasts and brushed them with the pepper jelly that I had melted with a little bit of water, before placing them back into the oven for another 10 minutes. 

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Breasts collage

When the glaze had set and the chicken was a perfect 165* I removed both trays from the oven and plated them to serve.  It was a quick and easy dinner and a wonderful, relaxing celebration.

Yield: 6 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Breasts

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Breasts

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts may be healthy but they can also be a little, ahem, boring. Add a little bit of interest and zing with an easy glaze made with pepper jelly.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 5 M


  • 6 (4-6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 c. pepper jelly (I used Hungarian Pepper Jelly)
  • 2 t. water


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.  Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone mat.  Place into a preheated 375* oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.  
  2. Melt the water and jelly together in the microwave on high for about 30 seconds.  Brush over the chicken breasts and return to the oven for another 10 minutes to set the glaze.



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  1. So, guess what? I may be almost out of fruit jams and preserves...but I have like 5 jars of pepper jelly! So...I'm pretty sure this recipe is in my future!!!

    1. Pepper jelly is always the first to go around here. The teen mixes it with cream cheese and smears it on everything.

  2. Pepper jelly and chicken is a match made in heaven. This is such an easy meal and delicious too.

  3. I agree, pepper jelly and chicken should get married. What an easy sounding impromptu meal. Plus, you get to enjoy being with your guests rather than slaving in the kitchen.

  4. I adore pepper jelly! Its sweet spiciness definitely livens up boring old boneless skinless chicken breasts! Your meal sounds absolutely perfect, Wendy.

  5. I adore pepper jelly - I have never combined it with chicken before, but now I must. I'm dreaming of a pepper jelly cream cheese stuffed chicken... mmmm...

  6. A great and simple recipe. Sounds delicious.

  7. I have so much pepper jelly on hand so I'm definitely adding this to my list of recipes to make.

  8. Pepper jelly glaze all over chicken, looks delicious!

  9. I just put pepper jelly on my grocery list, thanks to your recipe. I think it would also go so well on wings, ;) I love pepper jelly.

  10. They look perfect! It is a great idea to make for guests as it is simple, delicious, and at the same time you don't get drained out preparing the meal. Totally win-win!


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