Jalapeno Chicken

A quick, one pot dinner recipe with chicken and spiced with jalapenos…




When we say “protein”, the first choice that comes to the mind of any non-vegetarian has to be chicken. It is one of the leanest meat and the easiest to cook as well. I have a mixed audience as far as this meat is concerned. Though it is the most favored when compared to meat and fish, there are still ifs and buts. Whether it is HD or  the girls, they like to eat the legs and the thighs. Now to divide it properly among these three is like a literal war for me, each time. Hehe… Another point is it should be either fried or close to fried, never properly curried. Sometimes, my head bursts trying to make sense about all the wants and needs of each one in the family. Most of the days, it is mostly “eat or else starve” mode… I hope mothers understand… 😉


After the Dahi Chaat, this is the second recipe in the theme “Protein Rich Dishes” under the Blogging Marathon #123. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this is the main course recipe and obviously the protein is chicken. There are plenty of chicken recipes on the blog and I always feel that there is still never enough. Each time I find a new easy recipe, I am always game for it…




I saw this recipe while surfing through my Instagram some time back. It was a lazy weekend night. I wasn’t in a mood to cook, yet didn’t want to order in. Have you gone through those phases? I find it quite odd. They are totally ironic, but just happens. I had left a pack of chicken thighs in the sink and was magically hoping that they convert into a gravy, so that we could eat it along with the packet of bread in the fridge. Haven’t we always wished for it! Alas, life is not a fairy tale and we need to get to action for something to actually happen. While scrolling Instagram, I came across a page calle Nidolicious and she had some very interesting recipes, however what caught my attention was this very interesting recipe.


It sounded similar to the Mayonnaise Chicken recipe, but easier and with a little kick of the jalapenos. It hardly took me 30 minutes from start to finish, and since I had used thigh peices, it didn’t take much time to cook as well. I was a little skeptic to how the girls would take it, but they wiped it along with peices of baguettes I had in the pantry. By the way, have you tried baguette with our typical curry? It soaks it up completely and tastes amazingly out of the world. We like it better that way than as sandwiches. I made this again a couple of times, with boneless chicken to finish off the bottle of jalapeno in my pantry. Hehe… Do try this recipe if you are having a lazy time. You will just be thankful for it, I am sure… 🙂



5 from 2 votes

Jalapeno Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 500 gm boneless chicken refer notes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 gm butter
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1/3 cup jalapeno slices
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed refer notes
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water


  • Cut the chicken into small cubes and marinate it in salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet. Add the chicken and slightly fry till it changes color and releases its juices.
  • Add the onion, jalapeno and garlic and toss well. Cook for around five minutes.
  • Add the mayonnaise and water, adjust seasoning. Cook, stirring in between till the chicken gets cooked.
  • Switch off, garnish with more jalapeno and coriander leaves and serve hot with bread or any other flatbread.


I like to use chicken with bones that I ask the butcher to cut into really small pcs to cook easily. It tastes much better too. I have used chicken thighs in the click. 
You can use garlic powder instead of the crushed garlic.


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  1. Pleasing the whole family with cooking is a chore for any mom in the universe, I agree. The dish sounds like a treat to chicken lovers.

  2. looks yumm. I get days when I dont feel like cooking especially these days the mood just doesnt come sometimes.

  3. Usha Rao says:

    5 stars
    Looking at the picture, I thought it was a curry. Nonetheless, chicken with lots of jalapeno looks really good. I am sure it tasted amazing with a baguette. I have not tried a baguette with curry but sometimes I do eat whatever bread I have at home with some curry. It does taste really good. I never would have considered it if someone was in charge of the kitchen served me a proper thali. hehe.. Survival of the fittest when it comes to self cooking or cooking just for ourself. And we end up finding some awesome but unconventional food pairing!

  4. It’s truly a tough job to please all in the family , and I like your phrase – eat or else starve” !
    But of course can’t follow it , because I am the fussy one . 😜 . Btw i am sure the dish must be enjoyed by all , for non vegetarians chicken surely is a very good source of protein .

  5. 5 stars
    This is a tasty dish the whole family can enjoy. You have nailed it Rafeeda!

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