Jalapeño Chicken


This recipe for chicken with jalapeños was given to me by a friend who loves to experiment with recipes. A little kick of Southwestern flavor that's not too spicy. It can be made with a bit more jalapeño or other spices for an extra kick.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • ½ jalapeno pepper, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.

  2. Add chicken broth, honey, lime juice, and jalapeño to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and syrupy; set aside.

  3. Mix together cinnamon, chili powder, salt, cumin, and pepper in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces to the bowl; rub well with spice mixture, then arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Baste chicken with broth mixture. Continue baking, basting occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of meat should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

523 Calories
35g Fat
10g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 523
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 945mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 489mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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