Lemon Jalapeno Chicken with a Broccoli Apple Salad

Lemon Jalapeno Chicken with a Broccoli Apple Salad 4.40/5 (10 votes)

I'm constantly searching for unique marinades to keep our grilled dinners exciting. Well, that's just what we have tonight. Lemon, garlic, and fresh jalapeno provides a fresh tangy flavor. Don't worry too much about the jalapeno adding too much spice. Once the seeds and veins are removed and it's minced and cooked, you're left with a nice fresh flavor without much spice. If you're concerned, cut the amount in half. And, don't skip the salad!! It's a family favorite in our house.

Jalapeno Lemon Chicken



  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat grill to medium high (or use a grill pan indoors).
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a large resealable bag and let marinate while the grill heats.
  3. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, basting with remaining marinade, or until juices run clear.
  4. Let rest for a couple of minutes, slice, and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 333 Fat 18 Sat Fat 3 Sodium 78 Carbs 3 Sugars 1 Fiber 1 Protein 39.

Broccoli Apple Salad



  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar


  1. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  2. Can be made the night before with great results.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 291 Fat 12 Sat Fat 2 Sodium 344 Carbs 45 Sugars 31 Fiber 4 Protein 4.


KID NOTE: The chicken marinade is very mild and the kids liked it a lot. And, they devoured the broccoli apple salad.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Skip the chicken and use the marinade for veggie kabobs with mushrooms, zucchini, and onions.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Gluten free as written.


  1. milnamow says:

    The jalapeño chicken was outstanding. The jalapeño gave the chicken a bright flavor, not hot at all. The salad was not a hit…a bit too sweet for our taste.

  2. D_Skaar says:

    Itge chicken is really good the day of and amazing cold! I halved the sugar in the broccoli salad because 1/4 cup sounded way too sweet.it was still a bit sweet for my taste but really good. I will definitely make it again with maybe 1 tbl of sugar.

  3. jenmcd72@hotmail.com says:

    So good! Fresh, unique marinade – easy and delish – thanks!

  4. jaemie says:

    LOVED the broccoli salad! The chicken was also delicious! I loved that I could make the salad and marinade the chicken the day before and have dinner on the table super fast the next day!!

  5. Janee says:

    The chicken was delicious!! So juicy and full of flavor. We all loved it and it was a big win with my 12 year old.

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