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Easy Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

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Quick and easy jalapeño popper stuffed chicken breast recipe, made with simple ingredients on the stovetop and makes a delicious 30 minute weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 Chicken breasts
Calories 534
Author CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Jalapenos Finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 2-3 tbsp Taco seasoning
  • Olive oil For pan frying
  • 1 Jalapeño Sliced into circles, For garnish
  • 1 Lemon
  • Cilantro For garnish

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and mix until smooth. Keep aside.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice halfway through the chicken breasts to make a pocket. 
  • Spread some cheese mixture into each pocket and secure it with toothpicks. 
  • Spread taco seasoning on both sides of the chicken breasts. 
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan
  • Place the chicken and pan fry one side until golden brown. Then flip it over and pan fry the other side. 
  • Cover and cook for about 10-12 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. 
  • Remove from pan and place on a plate and squeeze some lemon juice on top and garnish with sliced jalapeños and cilantro. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • This tastes best when served fresh but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop.

Nutrition

Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 987mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 30.1mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1.4mg