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Healthy Creamy Chipotle Lime Chicken

Healthy Creamy Chipotle Lime Chicken

The smoky flavor of chipotle (and not the restaurant, the pepper) is one of my favorite flavors out there. That was something I sorely missed during my time living in Germany. I tried going to every international market I could over there, but to no avail…Chipotle peppers in adobo were nowhere to be found.

Every time I visited the US, I’d stock up on a few cans to bring back as well as some chipotle hot sauces. But never enough…They’d maybe last me a month or two.

Here’s one creation I made using chipotle peppers in adobo. Again, instead of the heavy cream, sour cream, or the like, this recipe uses the Greek cream cheese to add the element of creaminess, going lighter on the calories but still being delicious. Enjoy!

Healthy Creamy Chipotle Lime Chicken

A creamy yet smoky Mexican dish with a kick of lime.
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 lb Chicken Breast, chopped into chunks
  • 1 tbsp Trader Joes Everything but the Elote Seasoning
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 medium bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Red or Orange bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 chipotle chilis in adobo, chopped
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 oz Highland Farm Greek Cream cheese or other low fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste

Instructions
 

  • Place chunks of chicken in a large bowl, sprinkle with Everything but the Elote seasoning, the juice of the lime, half of the chopped cilantro, and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Place a large pan or pot over medium high heat. Place chicken mixture, onion, garlic, peppers, and adobo chili peppers in. Mix well.
  • After a few minutes, add paprika, cumin, and salt. Mix well. Cook for 8-10 minutes, mixing every so often.
  • After the chicken and vegetables have cooked through, add the cream cheese and tomato paste. Mix thoroughly until incorporated throughout.
  • After the cream cheese and tomato paste are evenly distributed, remove from heat and add the remaining cilantro. Mix.
  • Serve with rice or beans. Also goes well with your favorite gluten-free tortilla.

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