Chicken in Creamy Jalapeño Cheese Sauce

Francine Lizotte


This 30 minutes easy Chicken in Creamy Jalapeño Cheese sauce is packed with flavors! It is the perfect dish to make when you're running short on time...


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4 servings
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    clarified butter
  • 2 large
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed into bite-size
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • ·
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 c
    white onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    red peppers, finely chopped
  • 2/3 c
    jalapeno peppers (about 3 peppers), seeded, membranes removed and finely chopped
  • 2 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    35% heavy cream
  • 1 c
    aged cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp
    (heaping) cornstarch in 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/8 tsp
    smoked paprika per serving
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

How to Make Chicken in Creamy Jalapeño Cheese Sauce


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine oil and butter. When hot, add chicken and sauté for 2 minutes or until no longer pink. Transfer into a bowl, using a slotted spoon.
  2. Return skillet and the juices on the stove. When liquids simmer, add onion, red and jalapeño peppers; sauté until soft, about 2 ½ to 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute; season with ancho chili powder and cumin, stirring for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour in chicken broth and heavy cream; stir until combined. Carefully transfer mixture into a blending jar and process until smoother, leaving small chunks in the sauce. Return to skillet and when simmers again, add cheese. After melted and well mixed, return chicken cubes and its juice, stir and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. To thicken the sauce after cooking time is over, add cornstarch mixture and stir. Spoon chicken mixture over a bed of rice and sprinkle with smoked paprika and parsley. Makes 4 servings
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About Chicken in Creamy Jalapeño Cheese Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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