Posted by: jbiggars63 | October 3, 2012

Mexican Chicken With Jalapeno Popper Sauce

3 chicken breasts (or equivalent chicken tenders)
1 teaspoon cumin (to taste)
1 teaspoon chili powder (to taste and try ancho or chipotle for a change)
2 garlic cloves, Minced
3 jalapenos, Seeded and Chopped
8 ounces cream cheese
1 -1 1/2 cup chicken broth (adjust for desired thickness)
3 slices bacon
3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese or 3/4 cup colby-monterey jack cheese
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped plus more for garnish


Fry bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings while the bacon crisps.
Add the chicken to the hot bacon fat in the skillet. Cook chicken, turning every few minutes, until juices run clear and no longer pink. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
Add chopped jalapenos to the skillet and cook for a couple of minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds to a minute more, until fragrant. Add chicken broth, deglazing pan. Bring to a boil. Add cream cheese and stir until melted and smooth. Add in shredded cheese and bacon, stirring until the cheese in melted.
Turn off heat and stir in cilantro. Serve chicken topped with sauce. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired.



  1. That sounds delish! Do you have the nutrition facts for that?

    • I am going to have to fix it again! I used the 1/3 less fat cream cheese and 2% cheese and wrote everything down but then misplaced the paper so when I fix it again, I will post an addendum!

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