Monterey Jack Chicken

5
Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

This is a spicy crunchy crusted chicken that is so good it's sinful! The secret for the crunchy crust is definitely the Panko bread crumbs. I've tried it with other and it just doesn't have the same crunch. My husband and my two teenage boys LOVE this chicken! I never have left-overs when I make this!

Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 6
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 10 oz
    monterey jack (or pepper jack) cheese, sliced not shredded
  • 4 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    onion salt
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 c
    margarine or butter

How to Make Monterey Jack Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut cheese into 6 equal slices. Make a horizontal slit or pocket into the side of each chicken breast- DON'T cut all the way through! Place one slice of cheese in the pocket of each chicken breast.
  2. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, mix eggs, hot sauce, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl or pie plate, combine panko crumbs, chili powder, cumin, onion salt, garlic salt and oregano. Set aside.
  4. Place 1/4 c. butter in a 13x9 baking dish and place in oven while preheating to 375 degrees. When butter is melted remove pan from oven.
  5. Dip stuffed chicken breasts in egg mixture to coat then into crumb mixture to coat. Place into melted butter in baking dish. Complete with all chicken breasts.
  6. Bake, uncovered, in preheated 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or just until done. Serve immediately.

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About Monterey Jack Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: Member's Choice



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