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This decadent dish is from Casa del Sol in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, just across the border from El Paso. To lighten it, we sautéed the chicken breasts in a small amount of oil instead of frying them and used low-fat sour cream in place of the heavy cream in the chipotle sauce. Chipotle chiles are dry, smoked jalapeños, which can be found in cans or jars in the Mexican sections of most supermarkets. Asadero cheese, also called Oaxaca or Chihuahua cheese, is a good melting cheese similar to Monterey Jack, which can be used as a substitute. You can also toss the pasta with tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, and oregano, as they do at the restaurant.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2000


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe Summary

6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare chipotle sauce, combine first 3 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Pour sauce into a bowl; stir in sour cream and 1 tablespoon juice.

  • To prepare chicken, toss avocado with 1 tablespoon juice. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each breast half to form a pocket. Stuff 1 avocado slice and 2 tablespoons cheese into each pocket. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, and dredge chicken in flour. Dip chicken in egg whites; dredge in breadcrumbs.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

  • Toss pasta with olives and parsley. Place 1 1/3 cups pasta on each of 6 plates. Arrange chicken on pasta; top each serving with about 3 tablespoons chipotle sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

674 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 19.8g; saturated fat 7.1g; mono fat 7.5g; poly fat 3.2g; protein 45.3g; carbohydrates 77g; fiber 3.8g; cholesterol 88mg; iron 5.7mg; sodium 570mg; calcium 216mg.