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Sweet and Spicy Hatch Chile Marinade and Glaze for the Grill

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 22 minute
  • Yield: 6-8 servings



This recipe is great for grilled chicken, shrimp or pork. A simple mixture of green or red Hatch chile, apricot jam, garlic, lime juice and seasonings. Mix it once, separate, and use as both a marinade and a glaze while on the grill.



  • 1/2 cup roasted, chopped red or green Hatch chile

  • 1/2 cup apricot jam (or honey)

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1- 1 1/2 pounds chicken, shrimp, or pork chops

  • Optional freshly chopped cilantro and lime wedges



  1. Place chile, jam, garlic, lime juice, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil in a blender and blend until mostly smooth. (A little chunky is ok.)

  2. Pour approximately ¾ of the marinade into a zipper lock bag or container and reserve the rest for glaze. Place chicken, shrimp or pork into marinade and stir to coat. Refrigerate for 1 to 5 hours.

  3. Preheat your grill to medium high heat and brush it clean. While the grill is preheating, pour the remaining portion of marinade that was set aside into a small saucepan and bring to a boil for approximately 2-5 minute or until thickened. 

  4. Remove the meat from the refrigerated marinade and place directly on the grill. Cook as desired and remove. Brush meat with thickened glaze and serve.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • marinade: 1 hr.
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: lunch or Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Southwestern American


  • Serving Size: 1/6th the recipe
  • Calories: 74
  • Sugar: 9.4
  • Sodium: 302
  • Fat: 1.8
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3
  • Carbohydrates: 15.6
  • Fiber: 0.3
  • Protein: 0.5
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Hatch green chile, hatch red chile, red chile sauce, sweet and sour, glaze, grilled, marinade