Instead of waiting in line and waiting for a table at your favorite restaurant, surprise your friends and family with amazing restaurant-style dishes from your own kitchen. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also save time by making easy dinner recipes. Cooking simple and quick meals is not as difficult as you might think – preparation, some cooking tips, and ideas for easy recipes will provide your friends and family with great meals quickly.
Well, this recipe is just what you need to add interest at dinner time. This Hot Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Breasts recipe can be on the table in under 30 minutes, even less if you pound the breasts for a quicker, more tender cook.
This is a different presentation of chicken, an easy recipe. You can use a mild or extremely hot pepper jelly, depending on your taste. The sweet and tangy flavors of the jelly and mustard complement the chicken breast, and the celery adds visual and textural interest. This recipe serves 2, but you can increase the amounts to make serving easier.
Glazed Chicken Breasts with Hot Pepper Jelly Sauce
2 tablespoons hot pepper jelly
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 chicken breast, cut in half, boneless and skinless
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medium celery ribs, cut into matchsticks
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon celery leaves, roughly chopped
Mash the chicken breasts until they are uniform in thickness.
Combine the pepper jelly and mustard, reserve
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
Eliminate most of the fat. Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir to loosen the browned bits on the bottom.
Push the chicken to the side, add the celery sticks, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the gelatin mixture and lemon juice and shake to coat the chicken with the sauce.
Cook until sauce is reduced to a glaze, about 20-40 seconds.
Transfer the chicken to a plate or platter. Place the matches on top and garnish with the chopped celery leaves.
Serve immediately! and enjoy!