Grilled Chicken Tenders with McIntosh Hot Pepper Jam/Tequila Glaze

Well Dressed Food Grilled Chicken MacIntosh Hot Pepper Jam

Our McIntosh Hot Pepper Jam (with a little help from Tequila) creates a fantastic marinade for grilled chicken tenders.  You can also use this marinade for boneless or bone-in chicken breasts.   Enjoy!


4 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1 jar McIntosh Hot Pepper Jam
Zest & Juice of 1 Lime
¼ cup Tequila
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro


Cut chicken breasts into ½ inch strips. Combine McIntosh Hot Pepper Jam, lime zest & juuice, tequila and cilantro in a bowl and whisk to combine. Place chicken strips and ½ of the Hot Pepper Jam glaze in a large ziplock bag. Cover remaining glaze with plastic wrap. Rub ziplock bag to coat all strips of chicken with the glaze. Refrigerate chicken and reserved glaze overnight.

Preheat a grillpan over medium-high heat. Grill chicken strips for 3-5 minutes per side. Drizzle strips with warmed reserved glaze and serve.

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We’ve paired the sweet flavor of our favorite McIntosh apples with hot and sweet peppers to create this unique jam. This jam is wonderful served over cream cheese, goat cheese or within Brie surrounded with puffed pastry.

We love to mix with a drizzle of olive oil to create a marinade for chicken or pork. Also is a great addition to homemade salad dressing!