We finally picked a few jalapeno peppers from our garden. I LOVE jalapeno poppers, but I definitely didn't have enough peppers to make poppers! So, I looked on pinterest and put a few recipes together to come up with this delicious dish. Everyone ate and enjoyed this chicken.... and that doesn't happen very often! One of these chicken breasts will feed 2 people. It also looks pretty fancy! Enjoy :)
JALAPENO POPPER STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST
4 chicken breast
2 TBSP oil
salt and pepper
twine or toothpicks Filling
1/3 cup chopped jalapeno peppers
1 block cream cheese (8 oz)- softened
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Breading
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.
I'm a previous stay-at-home mom of 8 years who joined the working world again as the Food Service Director over our local school district and a high school lunch lady. I have 3 kiddies. Makayla (Miss Picky Pants) is 14, Sophie (Worm) is 13 and Chase's 9. I LOVE to cook! If you're looking for plain ol' mom food... you're in the right place! I'm always looking to cook up new recipes and simple, inexpensive meals. My goal's to share old favorites and to make new ones. Thanks to everyone who stops by and visits my blog! You inspire me to keep posting (even when I have a difficult time managing my time!)