Jalapeño Chicken

Jalapeño Chicken Photo: Oxmoor House


  • 1 tablespoon 40%-less-sodium taco seasoning
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons sliced jalapeño peppers (optional)


Sprinkle taco seasoning over both sides of chicken.

Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Coat chicken with cooking spray.

Add chicken to pan, and cook 7 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

Remove chicken from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish with jalapeño slices, if desired.

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  • To crank up the heat in this dish, top each piece of chicken with sliced jalapeños.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 186
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 29%
Fat per serving: 6g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Protein per serving: 29.7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 1.8g
Fiber per serving: 0.0g
Cholesterol per serving: 81mg
Iron per serving: 0.8mg
Sodium per serving: 294mg
Calcium per serving: 114mg

Good to Know

Make sure to have milk within arm's reach when serving this hot and spicy chicken. Serve over beans and rice for additional protein.
Cooking Light Superfast Suppers