Add Zest to Your Dinner with Jalapeno Chicken

Incorporate jalapeno–the January Harvest of the Month–into your dinner by creating this tasty chicken rub. This seasoned chicken can be served as a main dish or used as taco meat. Click here to print the recipe.


  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenders
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (or more/less to taste)

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Make rub by mixing cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and pepper together in a small bowl. Rub all over chicken tenders.In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, mix chicken broth, honey, lime juice and jalapeno. Stir constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes. Arrange chicken on baking sheet, pour sauce over to coat chicken, then bake for 20-25 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Enjoy on its own or as taco meat!

Serves 4