I was looking to make some pretty wonderful loaded nachos for my friends tonight, but wanted to make them special. So, after doing some research about jalapeno marinades (for chicken or pork), I put a few of them together and added my own little flair for a new (and after eating the nachos I can safely say…) and delicious addition to any plate of nachos.
Marinade: (portion size to marinate 4- 5 chicken breasts)
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup honey
3 garlic cloves (minced)
2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and chopped)
Combine all ingredients in one bowl and mix well.
You can use this marinade however you like - as you would normally use a marinade. To make Honey Jalapeno nachos, I preheat my oven to 350 degrees. After mixing the marinade, I arrange 4-5 chicken breasts (fat trimmed) in a glass pie dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. I bake the chicken until cooked, about one hour. After the chicken is cool, I shred the chicken and use it with other favorite ingredients for a sweet and spicy meal!