Monday, October 24, 2011

Chicken, Jalapeno, and Cheddar Casserole

This was one of my husband's choices for our menu this week. I think he'd eat anything as long as it had chicken, jalapenos and cheese in it.

(Printable Version)
What you need:
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into rings
  • 3 jalapenos, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 onion, cut into half-rings
  • 1 garlic clove or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Generously salt and pepper your chicken and place in a dish.
Cut/slice all veggies and heat oil in a pan. Saute until they are soft.

Top chicken with veggies and bake for 20 minutes.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic or garlic powder.

Add flour and mustard powder, stirring to prevent lumps. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add milk while stirring. 
Then season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne, if your jalapenos are more mild.

Add cheese and stir until melted. Adjust seasonings accordingly.

Take chicken out and adjust oven temperature to 475.
Pour cheese sauce over chicken and veggies, then cook for another 10 minutes.

Serve with noodles or rice (top with cheese sauce), if desired.
    Recipe from Kayotic Kitchen

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