Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken: Christi

Ingredients: 

  • 4 tsp Olive oil, divided 
  • 3 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  •  1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  •  1/2 tsp Black pepper
  •  3/4 tsp Chili powder
  •  3/4 tsp Cumin
  •  1/2 CUP Onion, finely diced
  •  3 medium Jalapeños, seeds and membranes removed, finely diced
  •  2 Cloves garlic, minced
  •  1/2 CUP Chicken broth
  •  4oz. Cream cheese
  •  1 1/2 CUP Shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

1.Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

2.Season chicken breasts with the salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin

3.Add to pan and sear for 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

4.Remove chicken breasts from the skillet to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. (They will finish cooking later.)

5.Reduce heat to medium and add remaining two teaspoons olive oil to the pan.

6.Add diced onion and jalapeño and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes, until softened.

7.Add garlic and saute for 30 more seconds.

8.Add chicken broth and cream cheese and stir until melted.

9.Stir in shredded cheddar cheese and stir until melted and mixture is simmering.

10. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, along with any accumulated juices, and turn to coat in the cheese sauce.

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