Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Jesse Woolley

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@woolleyj

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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 adults
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. Mix cream cheese, diced jalapenos, and garlic salt in a bowl.
  3. Stuff the cream cheese mix in the pocket of the breast filling it completely, but leave the opening closed to keep the filling in.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. Then give it good coating of bread crumbs.
  7. Place the breasts on a cookie sheet or baking dish and place it in the middle rack of the oven.
  8. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 min.
  9. 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).

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