Jalapeno Popper Chicken

    36 minutes

    Everything you love about jalapeno poppers - the cheese, the peppery heat, and the crispy coating - combine with chicken breasts to make a satisfying meal out of a favourite entree.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (225g) package cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
    • 2 jalapeno chillies, seeded and minced
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:16min  ›  Ready in:36min 

    1. Stir together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and jalapenos in a small bowl.
    2. Cut a pocket horizontally through the thickest side of each chicken breast, and fill with 1/4 of the cheese mixture. Secure with toothpicks.
    3. Roll the chicken breasts in bread crumbs to coat. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, and cook chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 74 degrees C.

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    Just like in American-Mexican restaurants!  -  10 Nov 2016


    This was excellent. I have the most picky husband on the face of the planet, and got so bored with the foods he would actually eat. Convinced him to try this one and it was a huge success for the both of us. I followed others advice and baked it on a foil lined baking sheet for 30 minutes at 350, as well as doubled the jalapeños, and added cayenne pepper to the bread crumbs. Absolutely wonderful. Adding to my favorite recipes cook book!  -  29 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I sort of tweeked this recipe and a hungry panda recipe and made 2 types of jalapeno popper chickens for a dinner party that was a hit! I scooped the seeds out of full jalapenos and added cream cheese. I then rolled chicken breasts around the jalapenos (I advise flattening the chicken, even though I didn't and it wasn't totally necessary, it was just harder to roll around the jalapenos). I then wrapped bacon around half the jalapeno chickens and the other half I dipped in bread crumbs and topped with pepperjack cheese :-).  -  22 Aug 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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