Jalapeno Peach Chicken

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Jalapeno Peach Chicken is a delightful fusion of sweet and spicy, capturing the essence of summer in every bite. The succulent chicken thighs, seasoned to perfection, are pan-fried and then generously glazed with a peach-infused sauce, complemented by the heat of jalapeno peppers and the natural sweetness of fresh peaches. This dish is a testament to the magic that happens when contrasting flavors come together in harmony.

Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a unique dish to spice up your dinner routine, this Jalapeno Peach Chicken is sure to be a hit. The combination of juicy peaches and spicy jalapenos creates a flavor profile that’s both refreshing and invigorating. Serve it with a side of rice or a light salad, and you have a meal that’s both satisfying and memorable.


  • 2 yellow peaches, pitted, sliced
  • ½ cup (160 g) peach preserves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced


  1. Prepare the peach glaze by mixing the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl until incorporated. Set aside.
  2. Pat the chicken dry. In a small bowl, combine salt, black pepper, and chili powder. Apply the seasoning mixture to the chicken.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add oil. Once hot, add chicken thighs. Cook chicken for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove from heat and transfer the chicken to a plate. Tent to keep warm.
  4. In the same skillet, raise the heat back to medium and add jalapeno peppers. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the peaches and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until the peaches have softened.
  5. Pour the peach glaze into the skillet, ensuring every jalapeno and peach is evenly coated. Add the chicken back to the skillet, spoon glaze over the top, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the chicken is hot again. Serve warm.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 4 servings


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