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Jalapeño Chicken

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 1 min
Cook time 14 mins
Stand time 3 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)
To crank up the heat in this dish, top each piece of chicken with sliced jalapeños.


  • 1 tablespoon 40%-less-sodium taco seasoning
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons sliced jalapeño peppers (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 186
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 29.7 g
  • carbohydrate 1.8 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 81 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 294 mg
  • calcium 114 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle taco seasoning over both sides of chicken.

  2. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Coat chicken with cooking spray.

  3. Add chicken to pan, and cook 7 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

  4. Remove chicken from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish with jalapeño slices, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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