honey jalapeno baked chicken


OK, when you see how EZ this honey jalapeno baked chicken is to make, you’ll be serving it weekly for dinner! Perfect for company, too!

Honey Jalapeno Baked Chicken

This honey jalapeno baked chicken was created on the fly. Yes, we eat a lot of chicken, and I wanted to make something quick and easy for dinner. Of course, you know I love oven cooking. Just something old fashioned about it. So, as I conceptualized this dish in my mind, I decided may’s well video it! 

Chicken Jalapeno

Nothing’s better than chicken with some kick! And, this chicken jalapeno delivers on all cylinders! But, if you still want even more jalapeno, then try these recipes!

Berbere Potatoes Leeks & Jalapenos

Spicy Jalapeno Bacon Deviled Eggs

Pineapple Ham Jalapeno Casserole

Jalapeno Baked Chicken 

Jalapeno baked chicken is super moist and when you slow bake it in the oven, you derive all those yummy juices that just simmer and develop with the heat. 

Recipe for Jalapeno Chicken

Yes, I looked at recipes for jalapeno chicken, but none seemed to satisfy my tastebuds. So with some inspiration from photos and knowing in my mind’s eye what I wanted this finished chicken to look like, I pulled together the simple ingredients!

Jalapeno Honey Chicken

Now I love me some sweet and spicy. And, that’s what jalapeno honey chicken is. The heat of the jalapenos are tempered by the sweetness of the bee’s honey. 

Jalapeno Chicken Marinade

Making a jalapeno chicken marinade was the quest. And, what better way to do it than with coconut milk. Then into that went all the spices and seasonings. This marinade would be the broth and liquid boost that the chicken would bathe in as it cooked. 

Honey Baked Chicken Recipe

And, if you’ve never added a dash of fish sauce to anything, let alone, a honey baked chicken recipe, you might not realize that a little bit of this ingredient goes a long way with flavor. 

Best Fish Sauce

Don’t think fish sauce is just used in cooking ‘fish’! Yes, you can use it with other dishes, too. 

Fish sauce is a savory salty ingredient. It’s one of those ‘umami’ ingredients that makes things like pad thai pop! You can use it to pack power and punch to soups, stews, vegetables, condiments, salad dressings and more. And, boy, does it do it with this chicken!

honey jalapeno baked chicken

honey jalapeno baked chicken

honey jalapeno baked chicken

Yield: Serves: 4+

OK, when you see how EZ this honey jalapeno baked chicken is to make, you'll be serving it weekly for dinner! Perfect for company, too!


  • Preheat oven to 425 then Broil
  • 2 ½ to 3lb. chicken, breasts, thighs, legs, bone in, skin on
  • ½ tsp. fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 can (13.8 oz.) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 Tbl. soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced, optional to remove some of the seeds, which create the spicy heat
  • 1 Tbl. ginger, freshly grated or ginger puree
  • 1 Tbl. cilantro paste, or two tablespoons finely minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbl. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbl. onion powder
  • 2 Tbl. toasted sesame oil


  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, garlic, honey, jalapeno slices, ginger, cilantro, fish sauce, onion powder and sesame oil.
  2. Wash and pat dry the chicken. Put in a large skillet (with lid). Sprinkle with cracked pepper. Pour the coconut milk seasoning sauce over the chicken.
  3. Bake for about 40 minutes in a preheated 425 oven. Then remove lid. Turn oven to broil (skillet should be about 12-18” from broiler) and brown chicken for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven. Serve immediately. Or turn off and leave in oven covered until ready to serve (no longer than about 20 to 30 minutes).

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  1. Can you make this into a slow cooker recipe?

    1. Hi, Jesse, I’ve not done it but I think you can. Cooking time would be adjusted depending upon your slow cooker setting. Please let me know if you try it. I’d love to include you edits for a slow cooker version! xoxx ally

  2. Marcia Morrison says:

    Hey Ally, does it matter which kind of fish sauce for this recipe? (Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino)
    Best to Ya….Marcia

    1. Marcia, luv! I’ve got some options at here at my Amazon Storefront, and you may likely find some of them at your grocery store. https://a.co/iiPlEYX

      You could also use an oyster sauce. You just want that hint of umami! As for whether it’s Thai, VN or Filipino, they’re all basically anchovies and salt. I love this recipe for chicken! Let me know how you like! xoxx ally

  3. I just made this. It smelled great while cooking. I will add this recipe to one of my dishes for Easter!

    1. Minna! Thanks so so much for being here! Yes, this is one of my favorite chicken recipes (so easy!). And, it’ll be perfect for Easter! Hope to see more of you, luv! xoxx ally

  4. Phyllis C Mickschutz says:

    This looks amazing and flavor punched! I am going to make this; however, I’m going to omit the jalapeno – I don’t do spicy. I’m sure with all the other ingredients, it will be awesome.

    1. Hey, Phyllis! Thank you, and, yes, it’s awesome with or w/o the spice! Please let me know how you like! xoxx ~ally


    Can’t wait to try it.

    1. Hi, Kandis!! Oh, gosh, this is an easy delicious recipe! Hope you enjoy as much as we do. Have lots of crusty hot bread for sopping up the juices! xox ~ally

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