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Jalapeno Popper Chicken cut in half on a black plate, seeing close up of jalapeño and melting cream cheese.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

#VivaLaMorena #RediscoverLaMorena Jalapeno Popper Chicken is a twist on crispy baked chicken. Stuffed with cream cheese stuffed jalapenos with slight heat give an every day meals a new zing!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jalepeno popper chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 792 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
Ingredients
  • 4 large skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 ounces freshly grated asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup mustard (any kind)
  • 1 7 ounce can LA MORENA® Whole Jalapeños
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°

  2. Rinse and dry chicken.  Place one piece on a piece of Saran Wrap and then cover with an additional piece of Saran Wrap.  (create a sandwich with the plastic wrap.)

  3. Pound the chicken to 1/2" thickness.  Repeat until all are pounded thin.

  4. Using a small knife, cut a 2" slit, then cut down to create a pocket.  (See tutorial in the post)

  5. Take LA MORENA® Whole Jalapeños and drain away all of the liquid.  Cut off the tops, and remove seeds and inside membranes.

  6. Stuff each jalapeño with cream cheese.  Each piece of chicken will use 2-3 poppers to fill the pocket.

  7. Stuff the popper into the pocket of the chicken slit.

  8. Use your hand to firmly press the poppers flat.  This will enable the chicken to be a similar thickness for even cooking.

  9. Brush each side of the chicken breast with mustard.

  10. Melt butter, then in a small bowl drizzle over bread crumbs and mix well.  Then add grated cheese to bread mixture.  Mix well.

  11. Dredge each piece of chicken into the panko mixture.  Coat well. 

  12. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and then place the chicken breasts 2 inches apart on the wire rack.

  13. bake chicken for 30-40 minutes until chicken is cooked through and the coating is golden brown.

  14. Serve immediately.