Easy. Flavorful. Healthy. What more could you want in a weeknight entree?
I have recently discovered the sublime taste of honey and jalapenos. A match made in heaven. So, I decided to try this heavenly taste with chicken. Sure enough, it’s a winner. Highly, highly recommend when you need an easy meal. This really is 20 minutes from grocery bag to table.
And, yes. I know. Soy sauce is not technically a southwest ingredient. But. It adds umami as well as saltiness. Again, a winner.
— posted by Donna
HONEY JALAPENO CHICKEN THIGHS
Serves 6 to 8
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, pressed
2 green onions, thinly sliced (tops included)
4 large jalapeno peppers, seeds and core removed and thinly sliced
Juice and zest of one lime
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Cilantro for garnish
Whisk together the honey, soy sauce, garlic, green onions, jalapenos, lime juice and zest. Cut chicken thighs into half lengthwise. Place thighs and marinade in a zip lock bag and let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes, turning over occasionally.
Heat a grill pan to high heat. Coat with a thin layer of oil. Drain marinade from zip lock bag into a small sauce pan. Simmer the marinade until reduced in half, while cooking the thighs on the grill pan, turning once, until cooked through.
Serve drizzled with sauce and sprinkled with cilantro.
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