Mexican Chicken with Cheese Sauce


For the chicken:
– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon chili powder
– Salt and pepper to taste

For the cheese sauce:
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 1 cup milk
– 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (or cheddar cheese)
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– Salt and pepper to taste

For garnish:
– Chopped fresh cilantro
– Sliced jalapeños (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Season the chicken breasts with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.

4. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

5. While the chicken is baking, prepare the cheese sauce. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned.

6. Gradually whisk in the milk, making sure to eliminate any lumps. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.

7. Stir in the shredded cheese until melted and smooth. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Keep warm over low heat.

8. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the oven. Serve the chicken breasts with the cheese sauce poured over the top.

9. Garnish with chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeños if desired.

10. Serve the Mexican Chicken with Cheese Sauce with rice, beans, or a side of your choice. Enjoy your delicious meal!

Feel free to adjust the seasoning and spice levels according to your preference. Enjoy your Mexican Chicken with Cheese Sauce!

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