I adapted this recipe for Strawberry-Jalapeño Chicken from DELISH

This one is for sweet-and-spicy lovers. When I found this recipe it was for a strawberry jalapeño chicken. It sounded intriguing to me, but everyone I cook for turned their noses up at the idea UNTIL I converted it to either peach, apricot or pineapple. Or better yet a combination of all three flavors.

Start well seasoned chicken breasts and pan sear them 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown, smother them in your peach or pineapple or apricot chipotle sauce, and topped with FRESH SALSA made from the same flavors to create this scrumptious dish that will leave them begging for more. The sweetness of the fruit coupled with the spicy of the pepper and the smokey of the chiles are a match made in heaven.


2 tablespoons FRESH chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsely, plus more for serving
1 cup+ chopped FRESH pineapple
3 peaches, chopped

1-3 jalapeños, seeded, chopped, divided (depending on the heat level you want)
2 shallots, FINELY chopped, divided
3-4 tablespoons pineapple balsamic vinegar (or a QUALITY balsamic)
2 tablespoons Frank’s Chile Lime sauce
2 tablespoon QUALITY honey

  • In a small bowl, toss cilantro, peaches, pineapple, jalapeños, shallots, vinegar, and a pinch of salt. 
  • Spoon over chicken or eat with a spoon 🙂
  • Top with cilantro.

1 + 1 tablespoon avocado oil, divided
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Pat chicken dry and season both sides with pepper, garlic powder, and 2 teaspoons salt.
  • Add chicken to skillet and cook 5-7 minutes per side, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Top with salsa and Enjoy!


We recently took a walking tour of food in Carmel with several family members thanks to my wonderful nephew and his wife.  Staci, the owner, was super personable guide with a GREAT sense of humor. We had a FANTASTIC time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Staci went above and beyond with her knowledge of the Carmel area and the businesses she was introducing us to. The businesses and foods were well balanced to accommodate your palette and your walking pace. We highly recommend this tour on your next visit to the Carmel area.

One of the stops was to an olive oil company, Trio Carmel. One of the other stops was to a Carmel Honey Company that was begun by an enterprising young bee keeper for a 5th grade project that became a family business. Personally I can’t stand olive oil, but they had some wonderful flavored vinegars that I purchased (Peach and Cranberry Pear). Add in some of the wonderful honey and from there this recipe was born.

This is the perfect recipe for a summer’s evening. There are tons of fresh vegetables sautéed with flavorful balsamic vinegar and topped with roasted cashews, golden raisins and shaved Parmesan cheese. Plus one pan and NO oven! If it’s winter time and you WANT to use your oven, roast the veggies instead before tossing all together.

The beauty of this recipe is that with all the choices of flavored vinegars these days you can easily change up your flavor palette with this versatile recipe! I had some gorgeous fresh peaches that I tossed in also.

Author – Tamy

3/4 pound Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
2 broccoli crowns, cleaned and chopped
1 cup rotisserie chicken pieces
2 tablespoons Avocado oil
1 tablespoon butter
FRESH ground sea salt
FRESH ground black pepper
2-3 tablespoons Peach balsamic vinegar or  Cranberry Pear balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
1-2 tablespoon Meadowfoam honey
1/3 cup roasted cashews
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • Heat LARGE skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add Avocado oil and butter.
  • When melted, add Brussels sprouts and broccoli, sautéing 2-3 minutes. We like our Brussels sprouts a bit crispy so I usually add them first and get a crispy edge before I add the broccoli.
  • Add 2 tablespoons water. Cover and cook for a minutes or two.
  • Add Balsamic vinegar and liquid aminos and saute’ a minute or two more.
  • Add honey and stir to coat.
  • Add chicken pieces, raisins and cashews and saute’ a couple minutes more until heated through.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle with a touch more honey and Parmesan cheese before you serve.
  • ENJOY!