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
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
2 tablespoons sliced jalapeño peppers (optional)
How to Make It
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.
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I made this with a few changes and it was a fabulous weeknight dinner. For 2 of us. I used one 9-ounce chicken breast that I pounded to about 1/2 inch. I coated the breast with taco seasoning and sauteed it about 3 minutes per side. I then topped it with half of a large poblano chile that I had roasted and peeled. I added the pepper jack cheese (more than called for) and put the lid on (no heat) and let the cheese melt before serving. For the Rice and Beans I used leftover Spanish rice from a box and added half a can of black beans, a can of drained mexicorn, about 1/3 cup chopped green pepper, about 1/3 cup of chopped onion, and a small jar of pimento.
My husband & I were disappointed with this recipe. If the jalapeno's are optional I don't think it should be called Jalapeno Chicken. We were expecting something hotter or something with more flavor. It only tasted like taco flavored chicken. We had put a little extra jalapeno's, but still wasn't what we were looking for.
This was surprisingly tasty for such a simple dish. I used Chipotle Taco Seasoning mix since that was what I had on hand and served it with cornbread and fresh sliced tomato. I plan on serving it with corn on the cob (with lime), tomato and watermelon this summer. This will become a household staple.
My husband absolutely loves this dish since he can tolerate the heat. I too love it but use the jalapenos more for flavoring. I have made this before but instead of cooking it in the skillet I bake mine. We incorporate this dish in our menu quite often. It's quick and easy. Tonight I served this with Kraft Mac and Cheese with some of the taco seasoning added in. Delicious and easy clean up!
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