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jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breast

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jesse Woolley
Eugene, OR

This is one of my family's favorite dinner dishes.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

All the flavors of jalapeno poppers are stuffed inside a chicken breast in this easy recipe. This dish has a spicy kick to it. Cut back on the pickled jalapenos a bit and you'll still have fantastic flavor. Stuffing the chicken keeps the breast from becoming dry while baking. Each bite has a crunchy outside with a yummy cheesy filling. An easy weeknight dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 adults
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breast

  • 4 lg
    boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    pickled jalapeno, diced
  • 2 dash
    garlic salt (about 1/2 tsp)
  • 3
  • 2 c
    bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 1/2 c
    Parmesan cheese, shredded

How To Make jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breast

  • Cutting a pocket in the chicken breast.
    Cut a pocket starting in the large part of the chicken breast and continuing around the inside of the breast leaving about a 1/4 inch in between the pocket and the outside of the breast.
  • Cream cheese, diced jalapenos, and garlic salt mixed together.
    Mix cream cheese, diced jalapenos, and garlic salt in a bowl.
  • Stuffing cream cheese in the pocket.
    Stuff the cream cheese mix in the pocket of the breast filling it completely, but leave the opening closed to keep the filling in.
  • Bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a bowl; eggs in another.
    In one bowl, mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese for breading. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl (add spices to the egg mix for extra flavor).
  • Rolling chicken in egg.
    Roll the chicken breasts in the egg mix coating the entire breast, put a little egg in the inside of the mouth of the pocket to seal most of the cream cheese mix inside.
  • Coating chicken in bread crumbs.
    Then give it good coating of bread crumbs.
  • Breaded chicken in a baking dish.
    Place the breasts on a cookie sheet or baking dish and place it in the middle rack of the oven.
  • Baking dish covered with foil in the oven.
    Cover with foil. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 min.
  • Continuing to bake the Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken.
    I leave mine covered for 15 minutes then uncovered for 15-20 minutes. (For a hard top crust put the oven on broil for the last couple minutes.) Cooking time may need to be adjusted based on the size of the chicken breasts. If the chicken breasts are very large, bake covered for 30-35 minutes and uncovered 40-45 minutes (or until internal temp is 165).