Guava Glazed Grilled Chicken Breasts

May 24, 2015  |   Emma Zumsen
Glazed Grilled Chicken Breast
20 min


  • 1/4 tsp ground chipotle pepper (more to taste)
  • 16 oz guava nectar
  • 1/4 C dark rum (we used Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum)
  • 1 C guava jelly


  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients, except the guava jelly, and whisk together until well blended.
  2. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and drop them in a large zip loc bag. Pour the marinade over them, seal and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and set aside.
  5. Pour the marinade into a sauce pan and add the guava jelly. Place over medium heat and stir until it boils. Reduce heat and let it simmer, uncovered, until thickened – about 10 minutes.
  6. Place the breasts on the grill and cook for approximately 15 minutes on each side. Brush the glaze on the breasts for the last 10 minutes of grilling.

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Emma Zumsen

Emma Zumsen

Emma is a wildly curious baker, mama, creator, and reader who loves a good farmer’s market almost as much as she loves a new pair of shoes. Born in Montana and raised in Minnesota, she made her way to the east coast nine years ago where she has settled in Brooklyn with her husband and son. In an effort to channel her various interests, passions, and experiences into something productive, she divides her professional brain between food and digital marketing – both of which she finds endlessly fascinating. Emma’s two favorite foods are freshly popped popcorn shared with her kiddo and guacamole.