Active Time
45 MIN
Total Time
2 HR
Serves : 4
© Quentin Bacon

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a blender, puree the Dijon mustard, water, chile powder, half of the gar­lic, 1 tablespoon of the sage, 1/2 teaspoon of the oil and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Place the chicken breast side up in an ovenproof skillet; coat with the mixture.

Step 2    

Bake the chicken for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Spray the chicken with the jalapeño brine; bake for 5 more minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Step 3    

In a skillet, cook the jalapeños, parsley, lemon juice, the remaining garlic and the remaining sage in the butter and remaining oil over moderate heat until fragrant.

Step 4    

In a skillet, brown the garlic in the oil over moderate heat; discard the garlic. Add the bread crumbs, zest, parsley and cayenne and stir until the crumbs are crisp. Season with salt.

Step 5    

Top the chicken with the jalapeño butter, sprinkle with the crumbs and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Fruity, full-bodied Chardonnay, such as one from California's Central Coast.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1697

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Tina1409

Review Body: Thanks for the reminder! This was definitely one of our favorite chickens EVER!!!! Adam Perry Lang was ahead of his time in using the brine from the pickled jalapenos, and the crunch from the lemony, garlicky bread crumbs really sets it apart too!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-30

Author Name: Kerry Maureen O'Brien

Review Body: This was DELICIOUS! We love spicy and this was right up our alley. There are quite a number of steps, and the recipe isn't very well written, but it is worth it! We were out of cayenne, so we used Tabasco sauce for the breadcrumbs. I also  squeezed some lemon over the whole chicken once I pulled it out to sit. Otherwise, tried to follow it to a T. 

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-30

Author Name: Godfilling

Review Body: This is actually the same recipe I've been using for a long time except that I added some red pepper for seasoning. I'll be cooking this one right now on a charcoal grill and will let you know how it turns out..

Review Rating: 3

Date Published: 2016-07-02

Author Name: TrevL

Review Body: Your recipe came out the best among all other recipes I have found on the web. The chicken I made turned out looking so delicious, and was amazingly soft that I could literally tear off the white meat with a spoon!!! Thank you for this awesome recipe! My family loves it.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-02

Author Name: Mavis055

Review Body: I appreciate this so much! Many thanks to you and your great recipe! We had a blast. :)

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-02

Author Name: FlorAngel

Review Body: It didn't turn out well the first time I cooked this but my second try was successful that I was so delighted. I have my friends and family members taste it and they love it so much! By the way, can I substitute lemon with something else?

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-07-02