Chicken with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce Recipe

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“My sister Amy came up with this recipe that does a great job of making boring old chicken breasts a lot more exciting,” writes Molly Cappone of Columbus, Ohio. “My husband and I just love the wonderful sauce!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup sauce and 1/2 cup rice equals 376 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil on both sides.
  2. Add the onions, broth, jalapenos and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  3. Stir cream cheese and sour cream into onion mixture until blended. Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Serve with chicken and rice. Yield: 4 servings (2 cups sauce).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Chicken with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p14

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Very good recipe! I make it all the time with any kind of meat!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"This was absolutely delicious! I was out of cumin and used Cajun seasoning. I also slightly pounded out the chicken so it cooked evenly. I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Pretty good. Sauce turned out a bit runny.. While we liked it ok, I am not sure I feel positively enough about it to make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"This recipe has great flavor. We would add another jalapeno or different type of pepper to jack the heat up next time. I ran out of sour cream, so I just added a touch of milk to smooth out the sauce and it was delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"Fantastic creamy, colorful sauce, super easy and fast to make."

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