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One-Pan Creamy Chipotle Salmon

One Pan Creamy Chipotle Salmon

This One-Pan Creamy Chipotle Salmon is an easy-to-make meal packed with chipotle peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and a creamy sauce with a little kick!
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Eclectic
Keyword: Chipotle Recipes, Easy Dinners, Salmon Recipes, Unique Salmon Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Sues


  • 1 ¼ lb. salmon, cut into 4 filets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, plus 1 Tbsp oil from jar
  • ¼ cup finely chopped chipotle peppers (from about 3 chipotle peppers)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp adobo sauce (from chipotle peppers)
  • 1 ½ cups baby spinach


  • Lightly season salmon filets on each side with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add salmon to the pan, skin-side-up and cook for about 4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 4 minutes skin-side-down. Remove salmon from pan and set aside on a plate.
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes, oil, chipotle peppers, and onion to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes, until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent.
  • Add broth to pan and bring to a simmer, scraping up the browned bit from the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Once simmering, slowly pour the cream into the pan, followed by the adobo sauce. Stir. Add spinach to pan and cook for about 30 seconds, until spinach is wilted.
  • Add salmon back to pan to heat through, spooning sauce over the salmon.
  • Serve over brown rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, or whatever you desire! Be sure to spoon extra sauce over the salmon when serving.
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