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.


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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In small bowl, combine cheese 1/4 c mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno and garlic; set aside.
2
Between 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.
3
Add chicken and cook, turning once, 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on rack in broiler pan.
4
Spread 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.
6
Divide 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