Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
1 Min
Cook Time
14 Mins
Stand Time
3 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

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

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle taco seasoning over both sides of chicken.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

karenfar's Review

September 19, 2013
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.

Riggenbach's Review

April 30, 2013
Good weeknight meal

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

hmnimesheim's Review

September 01, 2011
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.

jeanlvalk's Review

April 06, 2010
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.

ChelleyBones's Review

August 13, 2009
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!