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Spicy Jalapeño Chicken


Description

You guys will LOVE this easy weeknight dinner recipe! The creamy cheese is such a nice contrast to the spicy jalapeño! Low carb + gluten free breading!


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 egg, wisked
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, warmed in the microwave until soft
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 4 thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • 1 avocado, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, combine the almond meal with the coconut oil.
  3. Cook, stirring often, until the almond meal is fragrant.
  4. Place the almond meal in a shallow dish and add the taco seasoning. Mix everything together.
  5. In second shallow bowl, lightly beat an egg.
  6. In third bowl, combine the warmed cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and chopped jalapeño.
  7. Place the cream cheese mixture on half of each chicken breast.
  8. Fold the chicken over so the cream cheese is in the center.
  9. Dip the chicken into the egg, and then coat with the almond meal. Make sure to coat the chicken completely.
  10. Place the chicken on a lined baking sheet and cook for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  11. While the chicken is cooking, mix up the avocado, tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  12. When the chicken is done baking, top with the avocado salsa and enjoy!

Notes

per serving: Calories 1,268; Fat 70.5g (Sat 23.5g); Protein 143.4g; Carb 11.0g (net carbs 4.7g); Fiber 6.3g; Sodium 589mg


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 544
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 315mg
  • Fat: 36g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Cholesterol: 166mg