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Jalapeno chicken with cream sauce

Chicken with Jalapeno Sauce

Jalapeno Chicken is an easy 30 minute chicken recipe with a creamy cheese sauce! Make chicken with jalapeno sauce and cream cheese for a low carb meal or serve it with rice or pasta for an easy weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, jalapeno, sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 292kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 4 ounces each
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 3 plum tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • Hot cooked rice for serving


  • If your chicken breasts are large, butterfly them to cut them in half and/or pound them thinner.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Brown chicken on both sides.
  • Add the onions, broth, jalapenos, cumin and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through (thermometer reads 165°F), about 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • Stir cream cheese and sour cream into jalapeno mixture. Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Do not boil or the sauce will break. Add the chicken back to the pan to rewarm as needed.
  • Serve over rice or with pasta as a complete meal.


Recipe from Taste of Home Magazine.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg