Chicken with Jalapeno Cream

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332 CALORIES 12g CARBS 10g FAT 43g PROTEIN
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Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(8 Old SmartPoints™)
(8 PointsPlus®)
Last night I really wanted something rich and indulgent. More specifically I wanted to run across the street and purchase this insanely good jalapeno chicken pasta that is the stuff dreams are made of and sit on my couch and catch up on some TV I am embarrassed to admit I watch. Yes Gossip Girl was part of it and I may be in denial it is coming to an end. So instead of completely indulging, I whipped up this delicious chicken with jalapeno cream sauce. It is perfect on it’s own, over rice, cauliflower rice, or pasta and is very easy to make. It also keeps in the fridge really well, which is where my three other pieces of chicken are currently hanging out, calling my name.

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The Recipe

Chicken with Jalapeno Cream

Adapted from howsweeteats.com
PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 30 Min
TOTAL TIME: 40 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 U jalapenos, seeded and minced (or 1 poblano for a milder flavor)
  • 2 tbsp onion, minced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp flour (or arrowroot for low carb and gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup canned nonfat evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 U lemon, juiced

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Instructions

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1

Preheat the oven to 350. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

2

Heat an oven proof pan over medium high heat. Add the vegetable oil. Once it is nice and hot, sear the chicken breasts on both sides and then place in the oven to cook for 20-25 minutes. You want the chicken to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees but cooking time might vary slightly depending on the thickness of the breast.

3

Using a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, jalapenos, and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes. Then whisk in the flour to create a roux.

4

Turn the heat down to medium low and add the skim milk and evaporated milk. Cook for about 7 minutes until it begin to thicken. Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

5

Right before serving, squeeze the lemon over the chicken breasts and spoon the sauce over.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz. (301g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332
Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
13%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 97mg
32%
Sodium 209mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 10g
Protein 43g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

For true low carb use full fat dairy since there is some sugar in nonfat milk and nonfat evaporated milk.
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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