Roast Jalapeno Cilantro and Garlic Chicken Breasts

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358 CALORIES 2g CARBS 22g FAT 37g PROTEIN
Roasting chicken never really gets old for me the house smells amazing, the flavor combinations are endless, the crispy skin (yum!), and the fact that I can use it all week make me a huge fan of this simple meal. Normally I choose to flavor my chicken with lemon and herbs, but last week I wanted something a little spicy and decided to stuff some cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic compound butter under the skins. The result was a delicious and easy roasted chicken that is full of flavor. Adjust the amount of garlic and jalapeno you use to fit your own personal tastes and make up a big batch so you have plenty of chicken leftover
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Roast Jalapeno Cilantro and Garlic Chicken Breasts

Roast Jalapeno Cilantro and Garlic Chicken Breasts

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 40 Min
TOTAL TIME: 50 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 4 U chicken breasts (with skin)
  • 2 tbsp butter (or ghee)
  • 1 U jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 U lemon

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Instructions

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1

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a broiler or baking pan with foil for easy clean up. Place a wire rack on top of the pan.

2

Using your hands or a food processor, combined the butter, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper.

3

Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper.

4

Carefully pull the skin away from the chicken breasts and stuff the jalapeno cilantro butter instead, dividing it evenly between each breast.

5

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until juice run clear (internal temp of 160) If needed broil for 2 minutes after to crisp up the skin. Let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with fresh lemon/lime juice squeezed on top.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358
Calories from Fat 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
34%
Saturated Fat 9g
42%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 127mg
42%
Sodium 111mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g

* 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.

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About the author Meet Kristen McCaffrey
Hi, I’m the cookbook author, recipe developer, and food enthusiast behind Slender Kitchen. I am obsessed with making healthy food that is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Meal planning is my secret weapon and I hope I can make meal time easier for you with our tried and tested recipes and foolproof meal plans. Learn More
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