Thursday, June 23, 2016
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast
JALAPENO POPPER STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST
4 chicken breast
2 TBSP oil
salt and pepper
twine or toothpicks
1/3 cup chopped jalapeno peppers
1 block cream cheese (8 oz)- softened
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 eggs- whisked in bowl
1 cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper in separate bowl
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs in separate bowl
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make a 1 inch slit in the side of each chicken breast. Use your hands to stretch the inside of the chicken breast to make a pocket to stuff your filling inside. Be careful to not rip the chicken. Season inside and out with salt and pepper and set aside.
To make filling, mix cream cheese, mozzarella, and jalapeno peppers. Spoon filling into chicken breast and close skin around it so there is no filling hanging out (a little of mine did and it was OK). Secure with twine or toothpicks.
Dip stuffed breasts into flour to coat, then egg and then bread crumbs. Place in skillet coated with oil and let brown 3-5 minutes over medium heat on each side. Place in greased 9x13 baking dish and bake 30 minutes, or until thermometer placed into meat reaches 165 degrees.