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Chicken with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

My sister Amy came up with this recipe that makes standard chicken breasts a lot more exciting. My husband and I just love the wonderful sauce. —Molly Cappone, Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings (2 cups sauce)


  • 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


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil on both sides.
  • Add the onions, broth, jalapenos and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • Stir cream cheese and sour cream into onion mixture until blended. Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Serve with chicken and rice.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 376 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.
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  • Mariann
    Jul 2, 2020

    Excellent recipe!! My stepsons and husband loved this. Will make again and again. Instead of having the chicken breasts halved, I just cut them in small pieces, cubed, cooked faster that way. A little cumbersome to take out and put to aside to make the sauce with broth, sour cream, cream cheese and tomatoes. Thanks for sharing!!

  • anniemmom
    Jun 18, 2020

    This was EXCELLENT, but 4 stars because I adjusted the recipe. Left out the cumin (we do not like it except in tacos). I used very concentrated chicken broth (6 tsp reduced sodium bouillon powder to 1/2 cup water). This spiked up the flavor so much! I also added about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt with the cream cheese. Also, I simmered the sauce until it thickened a bit. Replaced the chicken into the sauce with tomatoes to warm. Oh my! We decided this is now in our top 3 chicken dishes! What a find! NOW it's 5 stars!

  • Courtenay
    Jun 12, 2020

    Oh so good, that sauce is great!

  • Jessica
    Jun 11, 2020

    My family and I loved this recipe. I added mushroom and red peppers and didn't have any cumin buy it still came out great! Wonderful meal. Thank you

  • Jackie
    Jun 4, 2020

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  • marcibanes
    May 28, 2020

    I thought this was a really good chicken dish. I did have to add extra broth during the cooking process. The only change that I made was using canned tomatoes with peppers and spice. Doing this added extra flavor which I felt it needed in the sauce.

  • stellalucy
    Mar 6, 2020

    We didn’t really like this. It was okay, but I wouldn’t make it again.

  • D.
    Jun 5, 2019

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  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Jun 5, 2019

    Nothing very special about this recipe. Needs some punching up. I would first start with some Adobo and Accent seasoning.

  • Sara
    Mar 9, 2019

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