I had recently went to one of our local Farmer’s Markets. The benefit of Florida living is that Farmer’s Markets are almost year round and there is always something new to try. My main purpose of going this trip was to pick up some Tupelo Honey. There is nothing better than local, fresh harvested honey. As I was sampling some of the different varieties, the vendor offered me a free jar of freshly made Lemon Jelly. Eager to try it out, we made homemade biscuits that night. Well, as for regular jelly, it was super tart. But it did make a great glaze for chicken strips! By adding a dash of honey, chili powder, pepper, garlic and onion powder, along with some water to thin it out a bit, the flavor mellowed out and tasted great. Paired with a cheesy Baked Potato and broccoli, it was a hit in our house.Lemon Pepper Glazed Chicken Strips:
3-4 Thawed Chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 tsp. oil
Lemon Glaze (if you don’t have access to Lemon Jelly, below is a recipe to make your own lemon glaze)
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
Cornstarch (to thicken)
1/4 cup Water
2 tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Honey
You can add or subtract the amount depending on taste.
Heat oil in pan. Once oil is hot, add chicken strips. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium/high heat until chicken is no longer pink. After chicken is cooked, turn heat to low and toss with Lemon Glaze. Simmer until glaze is heated through.
You can mix and match seasonings depending on preference. Add some ginger for a more Asian flair and pair with rice or more spice to heat it up.