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


    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)


    Added a packet of hidden valley ranch dressing mix to cream like I do my jalapeño poppers for extra flavor. Soooo good!  -  08 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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