Steamed Chicken in Chipotle Butter

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Hi everyone! Today's recipe is a very healthy dish, it has just enough butter to make the chicken super juicy and delicious without breaking your diet. This dish is full of delicious flavors, it's simplicity makes it perfect for any night of the week, but the flavors will be up to the standards of any special occasion! Enjoy

Serves 4
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, soften
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 Green Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped Cilantro
  • 1-2 Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of the Chipotle adobo sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoons of ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dry Cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons of Chicken flavor Bouillon
  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper to wrap the chicken pieces.

Combine the soften butter with the minced garlic,  fresh cilantro,  green onions, plus 1 tablespoon of the Chipotle Adobo Sauce and 2 minced chipotle peppers. Season this butter mixture with salt and black pepper to taste. (I added 2/3 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper.) Mix together and set aside for a minute. (Add more minced Chipotle peppers if you like it really spicy!)

In a bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 2 teaspoons of dry cilantro, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper and 1 tablespoon of chicken flavor Bouillon, mix well and set aside for a minute.

With a knife, make a deep cut on the side of each chicken breast, you want to make a deep opening without cutting all the way through the chicken, just go deep enough to create a pocket on the side of the chicken breast without slicing the chicken breast in half.

Transfer the chicken breast to the Garlic and Cumin mixture, and rub this seasoning all over the chicken, make sure to also get this seasoning inside the opening we made on each chicken breast. Rub this mixture really well onto the chicken breast to make sure all the flavors impregnate the chicken.

After the chicken is well seasoned with the dry ingredients, grab ½ tablespoon of the chipotle butter, and fill the chicken pocket with it.  Grab another ½ tablespoon of the butter, and rub it all over the rest of the chicken breast.

Place each chicken breast on a piece of aluminum foil or parchment paper and close the aluminum foil into a pocket to seal the chicken breast inside.

Steam in a steamer for about 25-30 minutes or until cooked. Or baked at 375ºF for 30 minutes or until cooked.

To serve: Remove the chicken breast from the foil, and drizzle the chicken breast with all the liquid left in the foil.  Serve with steamed vegetables and rice!