Honey Jalapeño Chicken Recipe With Tomato Olivada

This jalapeño chicken recipe is excellent all on its own, or in a sandwich.

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  • Honey Jalapeño Chicken
    Honey Jalapeño Chicken With Tomato Olivada
    courtesy National Honey Board

  • Honey Jalapeño Chicken

Spicy and sweet, here's a jalapeño chicken recipe to satisfy any taste bud.

Honey Jalapeño Chicken With Tomato Olivada

1⁄2 red jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped (about 1 teaspoon)
1⁄4 cup honey, divided
1⁄4 teaspoon salt, divided
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
1⁄2 cup minced red onion
1⁄4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
12 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Watercress sprigs for garnish 

In blender, purée jalapeño with 2 tablespoons honey and 1⁄8 teaspoon salt. Rub mixture over chicken pieces; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

To prepare Tomato Olivada: In small bowl, mix remaining honey and salt with tomato, onion, green pepper, olives, vinegar and oil.

Grill chicken over medium coals, cooking and turning until skin is browned and crisp, and juices run clear.

Serve Tomato Olivada alongside chicken, and garnish with watercress sprigs. Yields 4 servings. 

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