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Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet

Creamy Jalapeno Chicken skillet
Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 25 mins
Servings 2

Tender and succulent chicken pieces, perfectly cooked and coated in a rich, creamy, tangy sauce infused with the heat of jalapeno peppers. The best recipe for a quick weeknight meal.

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to your taste)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper (adjust to your taste)
  • 2 lime wedges, for serving
  1. Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet

    Season chicken pieces with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.

  2. Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

  3. Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet

    In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and diced jalapenos. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes until fragrant and the jalapenos have softened slightly.

  4. Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet

    Add the diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have softened and released their juices.

  5. Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet

    Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the cream to thicken slightly.

  6. Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet

    Add salt and pepper to the sauce to your taste. 

  7. Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet

    Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and stir to coat it with the creamy jalapeno and tomato sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the chicken is heated through.

  8. Serve the Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Skillet hot, accompanied by lime wedges for squeezing over the dish.

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