Tuesday Treats: Creamy Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken

Now that temperatures are cooling off, I like recipes that have a little more heat. These stuffed chicken breasts fit the bill perfectly.

Prep Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 1 hr.
Servings: 8 servings

These cream cheese and jalapeño-stuffed chicken breasts are simple enough to make on the spot—but you can easily prepare them ahead of time.

What You Need
8 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 lb.), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened (I use Philadelphia Cream Cheese Fat Free)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese, divided
2 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded, finely chopped (I cheat and use the canned/sliced ones because…easy!)
1 egg
3 cups tortilla chips, finely crushed (about 1 cup)
1 cup green salsa
Make It
Place chicken on work surface. Mix cream cheese, 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese and peppers until blended; spread onto chicken. Roll up tightly, starting at one short end of each breast. You can refrigerate up to 8 hours. When ready to bake…

Heat oven to 375ºF. Beat egg in shallow dish. Place crushed chips in separate shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crushed chips. Place, seam sides down, in single layer in shallow pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 35 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Meanwhile, warm salsa.

Top chicken with remaining shredded cheese. Serve with salsa.

Yeah, I don’t do salsa but some folks do, like Savannah Wolfe Barron, from “Convenient Cowgirl Bride.” Savvie doesn’t cook much but she agrees that this dish is quick and easy enough for her to make for Chase when she’s feeling all domestic.

To get all the nutritional details, CLICK HERE to go to the Kraft Foods site.

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Creamy Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken

  1. Sounds like poppers! I love me some poppers. Unfortunately, poppers do not love me back. =o\ I may just have to suffer the consequences and make these anyway.

    Thanks for another awesome sounding recipe, Silver!

    • Silver James says:

      They are a bit like poppers only bigger. And yeah, I hear you on the love back thing. There are times when I’m all Yay! and then about an hour later I’m all why-the-hell-did-I-eat-that! 😀

  2. mistimaan says:

    Loved your tasty recipe 🙂

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