Chicken with Spiced Tomato Jam

A spicy tomato jam flavored with orange juice and a host of spices is the perfect accompaniment to this breaded chicken main dish recipe.

Chicken with Spiced Tomato Jam
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 Spiced Tomato Jam (below)

  • ¾ cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • cup grated Romano cheese

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 12 chicken drumsticks, skinned

Spiced Tomato Jam

  • 1 14.5 ounce can undrained diced tomatoes

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon frozen orange juice concentrate

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • dash ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon cold butter


  1. Start preparing jam. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine crumbs, cheese, chives, chili powder, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine oil, mustard, lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; brush on chicken. Roll in crumb mixture to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until no longer pink (180 degrees F). Serve with jam. Makes 6 servings.

Spiced Tomato Jam

  1. In saucepan combine undrained diced tomatoes, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, frozen orange juice concentrate, cinnamon, ginger, crushed red pepper, and a dash ground allspice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stir occasionally until most of the liquid has evaporated and jam is thickened. Stir in cold butter until melted. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

476 Calories
20g Fat
25g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 905mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 15.9mg 80%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 628mg 13%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.