Southwest Chicken with Chipotle Cream

Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

Adjust the chiles to your taste: add as many as you can tolerate! :)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place chicken in an ovenproof baking dish, and place in preheated oven, and bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine milk, canned chipotles, garlic, cumin, onion powder, and salt in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  4. Heat butter and flour in a large skillet and blend until smooth; add heavy cream and sour cream, whisking until smooth.
  5. Stir in chipotle puree, and stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil and thickens; remove from heat.
  6. After chicken has baked 25 minutes, remove from oven and drain any fat.
  7. Pour chipotle cream over chicken and top with grated queso cheese.
  8. Replace chicken in oven and bake for about 20 minutes more, or until cheese just starts to brown.
  9. Remove from oven and serve with extra sauce spooned over chicken and garnished with minced chipotle chiles, if desired.
  10. Goes good with steamed rice (and extra sauce on top).
Most Helpful

5 5

The only chipotle peppers I could find were canned in adobe sauce. These worked just great. Also, I'm not a fan of chicken thighs so I just used breasts which of course was delicious. A very spicy, excellent dish that was a snap to make.

5 5

Very easy, very tasty. Used what I had onhand. So replaced the heavy cream and milk with half & half, and used pepper jack for the cheese. Worked just fine for me. I also added 5 minutes to the chicken baking time before adding sauce, and another additional 5 minutes after adding the sauce and cheese.... looked like it needed it. As always, a recipe is a suggestion and you modify a bit here and there as your experience and tastebuds allow..... and this recipe is a GREAT suggestion!

3 5

Obviously, I'm in the minority here, but this was just ok for us. It did have bold flavors, but something just seemed off....probably just my lack of mad cooking skills. :-)