Fried Jalapeño Salsa


A great salsa is essential when serving a Mexican meal; I can’t eat without it! This fried jalapeño salsa is perfect for chicken or steak tacos. It’s spicy, creamy, and full of flavor. To top it off, it’s simple to make and you’ll only need a few ingredients.


10 Jalapeños

2  garlic cloves

1 cube chicken bouillon such as Knorr, which can be found in the Latin section of your grocery store

1/4 cup cooking oil (do not use olive oil)

1/4 cup warm water

– Cut the stems off jalapeños, slice in half, remove seeds, and rinse.

– In a large pan, heat 1/4 cup cooking oil. Add jalapeños and fry on both sides until slightly browned but do not burn (10-15 minutes).

– Remove from heat. Place jalapeños along with the cooking oil in a blender. Add 1/4 cup water, garlic cloves, and bouillon. Blend until smooth.

– Taste and add more chicken bouillon if it is not salty enough for you.

Suggestions: If the salsa turns out to be too spicy for you, you can blend in an avocado. This will take down the heat but you may need to add a bit more water when blending it.

Also, this salsa tastes best fresh and at room temperature. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator but to get the best flavor, I suggest you make this right before setting the table.

See photos below.


3 Comments on “Fried Jalapeño Salsa

  1. Do you have any ideas on how I can use this salsa with a baked chicken breast? I’m always looking for a sauce of some kind to pair with my chicken breast for dinner.

    • Jason, this salsa will taste great with chicken tacos. Use corn tortillas and top with this salsa and sour cream. If you don’t want to make tacos I’ve made a skillet with country potatoes, red and green bell peppers, onions, chicken breast slices…like fajitas. Or make a stuffed chicken breast and mix this salsa into whatever mixture you’re using for the stuffing. Hope this helps!

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