Creamy Chipotle Chicken is a simple but super flavorful 30-minute dinner with a delicious smoky chipotle cream sauce - that’s secretly healthy! Serve over rice to soak up the extra sauce!
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Creamy Chipotle Chicken

Creamy chipotle chicken is a simple but super flavorful 30-minute dinner with a delicious smoky chipotle cream sauce - that’s secretly healthy!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 424kcal
Author Kathryn Doherty

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 chipotle peppers minced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 oz. cream cheese I use 1/3 less fat
  • 2-3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt I use non-fat

Instructions

  • Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season chicken breasts with the salt and pepper. Add to pan and sear for 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  • Remove chicken breasts from the skillet to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. (They will finish cooking later.)
  • Reduce heat to medium and add remaining two teaspoons olive oil to the pan.
  • Add diced onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and chipotle peppers and saute for 30 more seconds.
  • Add adobo sauce, chicken broth, and cream cheese and stir until melted.
  • Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, along with any accumulated juices, and turn to coat in the sauce.
  • Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 7-9 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. (It will depend on how thick your chicken breasts are.) I like to spoon some of the sauce over the chicken breasts halfway through the cooking time.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, turn off heat and stir in Greek yogurt. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve chicken breasts with extra sauce spooned over the top, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 1616mg | Potassium: 962mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.4mg