Jalapeno and Bacon Chicken Breasts

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Jalapeno and Bacon Chicken Breasts
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken breast halves, skinned

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • salt

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/3 cup bottled pickled jalapeno pepper slices, drained

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

  • 1 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes

  • 2 slices bacon or turkey, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled(optional)

Directions
  1. Sprinkle chicken with chili powder and a little salt. Arrange chicken, bone-side down, in a 4-1/2 to 6-quart slow cooker. Pour chicken broth and lemon juice around chicken in cooker. Top with jalapeno pepper slices.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

  3. Transfer chicken and jalapeno peppers to a serving platter, reserving cooking liquid. Cover chicken with foil to keep warm.

  4. If using low-heat setting, turn to high heat setting, For sauce, in a small bowl combine cornstarch and water; stir into liquid in cooker. Add cream cheese; whisking until combined. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or until thickened. If desired, sprinkle chicken with bacon. Serve sauce with chicken.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Nutrition Facts per serving
Calories
329
Total Fat
11g
Cholosteral
143mg
Sodium
489mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Protein
49g

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7 replies

mpregart
mpregart 2013-10-16 12:41:38 -0500 Report

I made this last night. I thought it was great. Definitely spicy. The picture needs to add the sauce.

ZmansGirl
ZmansGirl 2013-07-06 09:07:48 -0500 Report

What would you suggest to go with this recipe, like a side dish? I'm serving a family of three teenage boys and a husband, and I couldn't possibly serve this by itself. (Unfortunately, none of them are salad-eaters.)

Avera
Avera 2008-10-14 08:44:20 -0500 Report

This recipe was wonderful! Fast, easy and tastes like I slaved away in the kithcen all evening.