Jalapeño Dijon Chicken

Jalapeño dijon chicken

Have you ever had those moments in life where something just clicked? They don’t come too often for me, but when they do they are profound. This jalapeño dijon chicken recipe was one of those moments. For so many years of my life I was the chicken breast and broccoli guy. So boring, so bland and so unoriginal. It wasn’t until I taught myself how to cook that I realized there were other foods.

Jalapeño Dijon Chicken

While I may be a good cook now, back then I was timid and scared. Instead of me trying to cook a steak, pork, vegetables or anything outside of my comfort zone, I stuck to what I knew. Chicken.

It just so happened I was trying to save a little money and saw that chicken that still had the bones in and skin on was a lot cheaper. I gave it a go, got to googling and realized that bone in skin on chicken thighs were like poultry gold on the internet. I had to try them and make them good.

You can make chicken thighs as simple as salt and pepper to create these jalapeño dijon chicken thighs and grill them in the summer or bake them any other time. And just to make sure you are prepared, here are some of my favorite side dishes to serve with this chicken.

Obviously those sides are just recommendations since I have over 400 recipes to choose from. Make one of those or browse through the recipe index to suite your needs.

Either way, you will love this recipe so make sure you share it with people you love.

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Jalapeño Dijon Grilled Chicken
 
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Serves: 6
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Instructions
Grill
  1. Combine all of your ingredients, EXCEPT YOUR LEMON, in a bowl or dish to marinate your chicken
  2. Marinate for at least a few hours but 24 hours in the refrigerator is ideal
  3. Once you're ready to cook, preheat your grill to a medium/medium high heat or about 400-450 degrees fahrenheit
  4. Once your grill is ready, place your chicken thighs on the grill and cook between 7-10 minutes per side
  5. Use a meat thermometer to ensure your chicken is cooked and at least 175 degrees fahrenheit
  6. Once done place all your chicken thighs in aluminum foil, squeeze all your lemon juice over the chicken, and close the aluminum foil and let it steam with the lemon juice for about 10-15 minutes
  7. Serve and enjoy
Oven
  1. Combine all of your ingredients, EXCEPT YOUR LEMON, in a bowl or dish to marinate your chicken
  2. Marinate for at least a few hours but 24 hours in the refrigerator is ideal
  3. Once you're ready to cook, preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit
  4. Remove your chicken thighs from the marinade and place them on a parchment paper or aluminum lined baking sheet (optional: place the chicken on a cookie sheet or cooling rack on top of the baking sheet)
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  6. Plate and drizzle fresh lemon juice over all the chicken.

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  1. I finally gave this recipe a try a couple of months ago. Wow! It’s been in the weekly lineup ever since. I hope it never gets old because it’s so amazingly delicious!

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