Stir-Fried Jalapeno Lime Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A tasty chicken stir-fry with a different kind of heat than a lot of Asian dishes. Adjust the heat to your taste. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the chicken breasts across into large meallions, then toss with the flour that is well-seasoned with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil and half the butter in your wok, and stir-fry the chicken with the jalapeno slices until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  3. Add the lime zest and juice and continue to cook for about 30-45 seconds, stirring to coat the chicken.
  4. Then add the jelly with 2-3 tablespoons of warm water and stir until the jelly is dissolved and forms a glaze.
  5. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and stir-fry until it is incorporated, and serve.
  6. Garnish with lime slices and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.


Most Helpful

We always make our own hot pepper jelly, which is a very nice honey color with the red and green flecks of peppers in it. In the middle of making this I realized we didn't have any. I found a store bought jar and used it instead. It was green. Well, the dish turned out pretty ugly looking, the sauce looked kind of like the green "slime" you buy in a toy store. My grown daughter (very food fussy) looked at it and said You try it first and then I'll take a bite. She ended up eating a whole plate full. We laughed about it the whole time we ate. It was very good even thought it was green! So, beware..consider the color of your jelly before you make this..unless you want to serve it green, as a great Halloween dish! I will make this again..with the right jelly! Thanks for the recipe (and the laughs!)

Ronamay July 23, 2002

Easy and very good. I used 3 red jalapenos which added some nice color and only a mild heat. Like several other reviews, I used less butter (about 2 tablespoons)and it worked out just fine.

Crunchy Numbers December 29, 2011

I thought this was excellent. A perfect blend of heat and sweet. I used green jalapenos because I wasn't really thinking about it when I was at the store; next time I will use red. I served it with white rice and some vegetable stir fry. I also cut back quite a bit on the butter, using only a tablespoon. I don't know how mine compared to the original but I thought it was excellent even with less fat. Definitely will be making this again.

GiddyUpGo February 08, 2011

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