Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cheesy Jalepeno Popper Stuffed Baked Chicken

This is another Skinny Taste recipe that I will definitely be making again! It did require a bit of prep, but the end results were worth it! It was full of flavor and the chicken was very moist! I love the blog Skinny Taste! If you haven't already, please check it out! Every recipe I have made off her blog has been delicious! And the fact that all her recipes are healthful is just a huge bonus in my book!

*Please note that I only used two large chicken breasts (and after I sliced them horizontally, it made four total). Even though I only used two chicken breasts, I still made the same amount of filling (except I used only one jalepeno). I didn't want my chicken to get a skimpy amount of filling!  Also, I added 2 Tbl of hot wing sauce to the cheesy mixture. I really liked this addition and I would do it again!

Here is the recipe taken from Skinny Taste:
  • 2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 jalapeƱos, chopped (remove seeds for milder)
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar jack (Sargento)
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 4 skinless chicken breast cutlets, sliced in half horizontally to make them quite thin
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 juicy limes, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • olive oil non-stick spray 
Preheat oven to 450F

Wash and dry chicken cutlets, season with salt and pepper.  Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.

Combine cream cheese, cheddar, scallions, jalapeƱo and bacon crumbles in a medium bowl.

Lay chicken breasts on a working surface and slice them in half horizontally. Spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture on each cutlet. Loosely roll each one, secure the ends with toothpicks to prevent the cheese from oozing out.

Place breadcrumbs in a bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.

Dip chicken in lime-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down on a baking dish. Repeat with the remaining chicken. When finished, lightly spray the top of the chicken with oil spray.

Bake 22-25 minutes or until cooked through. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

1 comment:

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