Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Someone on my cooking board recently asked for ideas for jalapenos and one of the recommendations was this recipe for Jalapeno Popper Chicken. I love jalapeno poppers so I thought I'd give it a try.

Unfortunately this was just too spicy for me. I was hoping for a mild heat, but I guess I left too many ribs and seeds in the jalapenos because this was downright spicy. SP liked it, but wished I had sauteed the jalapenos before combining them with the cheese. I have to agree. This has definite potential but needs some tweaking. I've added my recommendations to the recipe below.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken
Adapted from The Tiny Tyrant's Kitchen

4 chicken breasts
4oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded cheese (any flavor)
1 tablespoon oil
4 jalapenos, chopped (ribs and seeds removed)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup Panko
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add jalapenos and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Mix together cream cheese, shredded cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Use a knife to make a pocket in each chicken breast. Stuff mixture into pocket. Use a toothpick to secure if necessary. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Mix together bread crumbs, Panko and taco seasoning on a plate. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl. Dip chicken into bread crumb mixture then egg and again into bread crumbs.

Place in baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove toothpicks and serve.
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  1. We have a running joke in our house whenever we go to a chain restaurant (which isn't often), that we should order jalapeno poppers. In truth, I have never had one. This looks really interesting and I like spice, so I might leave some ribs and seeds in.

  2. Oh my...this looks amazing!! And I love spicy, so this is right up my alley!!

  3. This looks SO yummy. I love cheese and jalapenos, so definitely going to have to try this soon (and will take advantage of your notes/recommendations!).
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. You ladies who like spice, just make sure you leave some of the ribs and seeds in to bump up the spice.

  5. This looks like a dinner we would love. I don't like a ton of heat, so I'll be sure to follow your advice about the ribs and seeds. Trying this soon! Thanks!


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