Jalapeño Chicken

Photo: Oxmoor House
To crank up the heat in this dish, top each piece of chicken with sliced jalapeños.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 1 Minute
Cook: 14 Minutes
Stand: 3 Minutes

Nutritional 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

Ingredients

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)

Preparation

Sprinkle taco seasoning over both sides of chicken.

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

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

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.

Note:

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Cooking Light Superfast Suppers

January 2003