Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

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Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken | Delish D'Lites

The holidays are always a hectic time of year, I’m sure you can sympathize with me!  Between the shopping, decorating, parties, and more, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.  During the holidays, I rely on meals I can assemble ahead of time, and then bake off later when I’m free.  This jalapeno popper stuffed chicken recipe is perfect for a party of 2 or a crowd of guests!   Just mix up the filling, stuff and bread the chicken, then refrigerate until you’re ready to bake.  Plus, my jalapeno pepper stuffed chicken is a real crowd pleaser with familiar flavors.  I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love a jalapeno popper.  Who wouldn’t love cheesy jalapeno popper filling stuffed into a tender chicken breast with a crispy crust – these things are delicious! I love both green and red jalapenos, they add a beautiful color and spicy touch to the creamy filling.Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken | Delish D'Lites

ingredients

Serves 6

3 large chicken breasts, split in half and pounded thinly
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1-2 tablespoons La Morena pickled jalapeno nacho slices, diced
1-2 tablespoons La Morena sliced red pickled jalapeno peppers in morena sauce, diced
1 tablespoon Morena sauce (from the jar of red pickled jalapenos)
1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 green onion, thinly sliced
3 slices cooked bacon, diced

Breading
1 cup flour
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Canola cooking spray

directions

Create a breading station by placing the flour into one dish, the beaten eggs into a second dish, and the panko, salt, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper in another dish.

Mix the cream cheese, jalapenos, morena sauce, bacon, shredded cheese and green onions together.  Depending on how spicy you want your filling to be, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of each type of jalapeno.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken | Delish D'Lites

Combine the mixture until everything is well blended.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken | Delish D'Lites

Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions, then spread onto one side of the chicken breast.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken | Delish D'Lites

Roll the chicken up and then bread the roll, coating it first in flour, then egg, then finally the seasoned Panko.  Place the breaded chicken onto a baking pan lined with parchment, seam side down.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken | Delish D'Lites

Spray the jalapeno popper chicken with canola cooking spray, then bake at 400 degrees F for 25-35 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and and the jalapeno popper filling is bubbly and melted.  Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts split in half and pounded thinly
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1-2 tablespoons La Morena pickled jalapeno nacho slices diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons La Morena sliced red pickled jalapeno peppers in morena sauce diced
  • 1 tablespoon Morena sauce from the jar of red pickled jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 3 slices cooked bacon diced

Breading

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Canola cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Create a breading station by placing the flour into one dish, the beaten eggs into a second dish, and the panko, salt, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper in another dish.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, jalapenos, morena sauce, bacon, shredded cheese and green onions together. Depending on how spicy you want your filling to be, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of each type of jalapeno.
  3. Combine the cream cheese mixture until everything is well blended.
  4. Divide the filling into 6 equal portions, then spread one portion of the filling onto one side of each chicken breast.
  5. Roll the chicken up and then bread it by coating it first in flour, then egg, then finally the seasoned Panko.
  6. Place the breaded chicken onto a baking pan lined with parchment, seam side down.
  7. Spray the jalapeno popper chicken with canola cooking spray, then bake at 400 degrees F for 25-35 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and and the jalapeno popper filling is bubbly and melted.

 

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.