This is a super-quick post for those days when you need a super-quick supper, um, super-quickly. You can make as many or as few as you need, because you only need 3 ingredients, not counting salt and pepper. It’s a breeze if you have a jar of Freakin’ Flamingo Hot Lemongrass Pepper Jelly on hand. Of course, you can use pretty much any jelly or jam you have handy, but you’ll understand if I’m a bit partial. 🙂
Glazed Chicken Breast
- 1 tsp. olive oil (you’ll need about 1 tsp. per chicken breast)
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
- Freakin’ Flamingo Hot Lemongrass Pepper Jelly (or your favorite)
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Garlic powder to taste (optional)
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a frying pan that’s adequate for the number of chicken breasts you’re cooking.
Lay the chicken breasts in the hot pan, “pretty” side down. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder (if using) on the raw undersides of the chicken pieces. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
Turn over the chicken breasts, cover the pan, and cook for another 5-7 minutes (depending on the thickness of the chicken). Spoon 1 Tbs of jelly or jam into the frying pan and baste the chicken pieces with the melted jelly. If you’re in a real hurry, take a pair of tongs and drag each piece of chicken through the melted jelly, turning to coat. Allow to cook uncovered for another 2-3 minutes, or until done (cut into one of the chicken breasts and make sure that it’s not pink inside).
You can also use boneless, skinless thighs, but your cooking time will be a few minutes longer.
Quicker than you can call out for pizza, right? Check out the Freakin’ Flamingo Creativity Board on Pinterest for more ideas about using your jams and jellies for more than just toast!