Looking for a healthy low carb dinner? Try my white cheddar jalapeno chicken recipe. It’s beyond delicious and only takes 35 minutes start to finish. Plus, you only use one pan so cleanup is a breeze. This dish is perfect for busy nights when you want a hot and healthy meal in a hurry. As an added bonus, you probably already have all of the main ingredients in your refrigerator or pantry.

White Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken – Healthyish Foods

What I love about this white cheddar jalapeno chicken recipe is that it only calls for five simple ingredients. Making this dish super easy to pull together. Plus, it is keto friendly for anyone who may be looking for new keto recipes.

If you have any leftovers, you can simply slice the chicken and add it to a tortilla for a delicious quesadilla. Another way to use the leftovers, would be to shred the chicken and add it over a bed of nachos. Both options would be delicious.

White Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken – Healthyish Foods

This recipe is so tasty I can guarantee your family will be in love. Just be warned that if you use fresh jalapenos, they tend to be spicier than the jarred, tamed jalapenos so use them sparingly. If you are feeding this to children, you can simply use the diced green chilies and skip the jalapeno altogether.

Looking for more quick low(er) carb recipes? Try my baked enchilada chicken or my chicken and broccoli stir fry.

White Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken – Healthyish Foods

White Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts , about 2 breasts
  • 1 can diced green chilies , 4 ounce can
  • 2.5 ounces crumbled white cheddar cheese, I broke my cheese up using a food processor
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno – I used jarred tamed jalapenos, you can use fresh too
  • ¼ cup chicken broth

Optional toppings:

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Fresh sliced jalapeno
  • Lime wedges

Equipment

  • 11-inch oven safe skillet

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Gently spray an 11-inch oven-safe skillet with baking spray.
  • Over medium heat, add the chicken breasts to the skillet and sear them on both sides. Roughly 5-6 minutes per side.
  • Next, you’ll pour your can of diced green chilies over both breasts. Juice too.
  • Add the diced tamed jalapenos and crumbled white cheddar cheese on top of the breasts.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the pan and bake the entire dish for 20 minutes (uncovered) or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  • Top with chopped cilantro, lime wedges and fresh sliced jalapeno for an extra kick.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.