Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Cream Sauce
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
Salt and pepper
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce
8 ounces heavy cream
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
Cut the chicken breast in half lengthwise; pound to 1/4-inch thickness.
Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Put the chile in a small food processor and chop. Add the heavy cream and process to combine. The mixture will be very thick, like whipped cream. Transfer to a bowl. Add some chicken broth to thin to a heavy cream consistency. Set aside.
In a medium skillet, heat the oil. Saute the chicken breasts until lightly golden, just 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
Add the butter to the skillet along with the onions and garlic; cook until soft, about 1-2 minutes. Add the chipotle cream and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken to the sauce and allow to cook for 4-5 minutes. Chicken will cook through and the sauce will reduce. Serve topped with chopped cilantro.
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These tender chicken breasts with a light cream sauce flavored with a chipotle chile can be prepared and cooked in less than 30 minutes for a convenient and delicious weeknight meal.
POULTRY RECIPES > CHICKEN BREASTS WITH CHIPOTLE CREAM SAUCE
What is a Chipotle Pepper?
Chipotle peppers are basically ripened jalapeño chiles that have been smoked and dried. They can be ground into a powder and used to season many Mexican and Southwestern dishes. They are also typically sold in a rich, smokey flavored adobo sauce.
If you love using chipotle peppers in your cooking, but hate having the rest of the can go to waste, follow this method for freezing them. You can use them for this recipe and then have them on hand to add some smoky heat to your soup, chili and more.
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place each leftover pepper on the paper. Add a generous spoonful of adobo sauce to cover each pepper.
3. Put baking sheet with peppers in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour until frozen.
4. Remove each frozen chipotle pepper and sauce from baking sheet and store in a zip lock freezer bag until ready to use.