Mexican Jalapeno Chicken Recipe

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Mexican Jalapeno Chicken

Susan Seals

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@susanseals

This is so delicious and tender. The mayonnaise really makes it juicey and such a fantastic taste. I clipped this recipe out of the Houston Chronicle over 20 years ago, I have no idea what date or who created the recipe. I have made my own changes to it over the years. To make it healthier I use low fat or fat free mayonaisse and sour cream.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

3/4 c
shredded monterey jack cheese
1/2 c
real mayonnaise, divided
1/4 c
sour cream
2 Tbsp
chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp
seeded, minced pickled jalapeno pepper, or more to taste
1/2 tsp
minced garlic
3
boneless, skinless chicken breasts halved
1 c
shredded lettuce (optional)
3
flour tortillas, cut into strips (optional)

Step-By-Step

1In small bowl, combine cheese 1/4 c mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno and garlic; set aside.
2Between 2 sheets was paper, pound chicken to 1/4 inch thick. Brush both sides of chicken with remaining mayonnaise. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat.
3Add chicken and cook, turning once, 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on rack in broiler pan.
4Spread cheese mixture on each chicken breast and broil 6 inches from heat 3 - 4 minutes or until topping begins to brown.
5(optional garnish) Place tortilla strips on a baking pan and put in 375 degree oven until crisp.
6Divide lettuce and place on plates(optional), top with chicken piece and garnish with baked tortilla strips. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican