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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

A delicious easy to make, flavor packed chicken recipe!  Stuffed with cream cheese, chopped jalapeño peppers.  Breaded and baked for a big flavor bomb!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Southwest
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
461 kcal
Rachel

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless & skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cups breadcrumbs panko or regular unseasoned bread crumbs.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Jalapeno Popper Stuffing

  • 6 oz cream cheese light is fine
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 whole jalapeños, finely chopped Remove seeds and veins for less heat!
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. In small bowl combine cream cheese, chopped jalapeño, grated cheddar, salt and pepper.  Set aside.

  3. Slice chicken breast in half, without going all the way through. Stuff interior of sliced chicken breast with jalapeño stuffing mixture. 

  4. Close chicken over stuffing mixture.  Cream cheese filling will still be visible.  Simply press to close.

  5. Whisk eggs in a small plate.  Place breadcrumbs on another plate.

    Line baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.

  6. Dip each stuffed chicken breast into egg mixture, then coat fully with breadcrumbs. Crumbs should cover the filling as well. Place on baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees.   

  8. Try this with our Best Spanish Rice dish and a fresh steamed veggie! 

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 289mg96%
Sodium 1402mg58%
Potassium 1038mg30%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 62g124%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 259mg26%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.