Chicken Breasts Glazed With Hot Pepper Jelly

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From, an easy and tasty chicken dish. I quadruple the sauce from what's stated, as we love our sauces.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the pepper jelly and mustard; set aside.
  2. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over moderately high heat.
  4. When the foam subsides, add the chicken breasts and cook, turning once, until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Tilt the skillet and pour off most of the fat.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of water and shake the pan to loosen the browned bits on the bottom.
  7. Push the chicken to one side, add the celery matchsticks and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  8. Add the pepper jelly mixture and the lemon juice to the pan and shake to coat the chicken with the sauce.
  9. Cook until the sauce is reduced to a glaze, about 30 seconds.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Transfer the chicken to plates and spoon the celery matchsticks on top.
  12. Garnish with the celery leaves and serve at once.
Most Helpful

Tasty quick dinner! We used 1/4 cup each pepper jelly and Dijon mustard, but left out the celery. Served with carrots and parslied potatoes. Will definitely be using this recipe on a regular basis - Thanks for sharing!

Pinay0618 September 12, 2010

We absolutely adore this glaze! It is not nearly as spicy as one might think, but full of flavor. Used it and chicken broth to cook zuchinni which was delicious. The chicken came out very tender. We may have missed a bit of this dish's charm as I was not able to use celery, but will definitely be using this glaze again (pork chops next!). Thanks for sharing.

Kat's Mom February 24, 2007