Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce

Yum
 This is one of our new favorite chicken dishes. The jalapeno popper sauce was on point - tasted like you had just cracked a jalapeno popper right over the chicken. I prefer to bake my chicken rather than cook it in a skillet because I rarely screw up baked chicken. If you like to cook yours in a skillet, go for it! It's no big deal.

Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce | Seasoned chicken breast with cheesy jalapeno and bacon sauce #recipe

Recipe from Mommie Cooks
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What you need:
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 tbsp. diced green onions
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
Directions:

Cook bacon until crisped. Reserve 1 tbsp. grease and drain bacon on paper towel-lined plate. 
Crumble bacon once it's cooled.

Sprinkle cumin, chili powder, and salt on each chicken breast.

Bake chicken in oven at around 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked all the way through. 
I like to flip mine over once through baking.

Meanwhile, add jalapenos to pan with reserved bacon grease. Let cook for a couple of minutes.

Add in garlic and cook until fragrant.

Add broth and deglaze pan. If you like a thinner sauce, add a little more broth.
Add cream cheese; let melt completely and then add cheddar cheese.

Lastly add in crumbled bacon and green onions.
Serve cheese sauce over chicken breasts.

    3 comments :

    Elsa said...

    I saved this recipe to try out. I make chicken with lemon cream sauce all the time so it would be nice to switch it up a bit. :) And I screw up chicken on the stove top as well. The only guaranteed way for me is to pound it out a bit so it's thin and then cook it in a pan.

    The Daily Smash said...

    This looks so good oh man I cant wait to try this>..

    Miz Helen said...

    Hi Sarah,
    This looks like a great recipe for Mexican Chicken. I just love the combination for the sauce and I can't wait to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen