Pepper Jack Chicken Recipe
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Pepper Jack Chicken Recipe

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“As a retired senior citizen with a working husband, I have to make easy dinners for two,” notes Dorothy Storms of Winder, Georgia. “These grilled chicken breasts topped with zippy cheese and salsa are a favorite.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 slices pepper Jack cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • Hot cooked egg noodles, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat cheese; calculated without noodles) equals 257 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.


  1. Brush chicken with oil; sprinkle with seasoned pepper and garlic powder. Grill on an indoor grill coated with cooking spray for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
  2. Transfer chicken to serving plates; top with cheese and salsa. Serve with noodles if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pepper Jack Chicken in Cooking for 2 Summer 2006, p20

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"Quick and easy recipe! Very easy to adapt the serving size when making it for a family! I made it when it was hot and humid. This recipe took no effort and tasted great! I thought that it had quite a bite which is a good thing. Instead of noodles, I coupled it with a side of garlic mashed potatoes. Definately a keeper!"

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