clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

30 Minute Green Chile Glazed Chicken

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Sautéed chicken breast cooked in a delicious mixture of pineapple juice, apricot jam and chopped green chile to create the perfect sweet and spicy glaze. Easy chicken dinner done in 30 minutes.


Units Scale
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted Hatch green chile
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • (optional) minced chives to garnish


  1. Blot chicken breasts dry if wet from packaging. Pound the chicken to 1/2 inch thickness (if needed) with a mallet or rolling pin. Season generously with salt and pepper (or other chicken seasonings of choice). 
  2. Place a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and add vegetable oil. Place chicken in heated skillet and let cook on one side until golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side.
  3. While chicken is browning, mix together the apricot jam, pineapple juice, soy sauce, and honey. When chicken is browned on both sides, pour in the juice mixture around the chicken. Spoon green chile around chicken. Cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked all the way through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes. 
  4. Remove chicken to a plate and turn up the heat to medium-high. Cook glaze until thickened, approximately 5 minutes. Glaze is ready when a spoon leaves a trail in the pan. Stir in any juices from the chicken, then stir together the cornstarch and vinegar, and pour it into the pan. Simmer for 1 minute, then pour glaze over chicken. Sprinkle with optional chives if desired, and serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 474
  • Sugar: 26.2
  • Sodium: 772
  • Fat: 6.4
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5
  • Carbohydrates: 35.2
  • Fiber: 0.4
  • Protein: 69.9
  • Cholesterol: 173