One website I check out weekly is Skinny Taste! Gina has a great site and I believe similar cooking ethic to me – she doesn’t use very many highly processed ingredients and tries to lighten up every day meals in a sensible way. Well when I opened her page and was greeted with her Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken I just knew she had created genius! I couldn’t wait to make my own version of it, I love Jalapeno Poppers and thought this was a great way to have what I love as a healthy meal.
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast: Serves 4
2 Large Chicken Breasts (Approx 1lbs) – Boneless / Skinless
6TB Cream Cheese (I use the 1/3 less fat)
2oz Cheddar Cheese – Shredded
Salt & Pepper
Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of wax paper and smash with a meat mallet or a heavy bottomed pan to make the chicken into an even thickness of approximately 1/4″ all over. Sprinkle the onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper evenly over both sides of the chicken. Slice each breast into 2 equal size pieces.
Now for this step you may want to wear some gloves, if you don’t that is okay just spray your hands with some Pam or olive oil first so the jalapeno juices do not get in your skin. Slice the jalapenos in half from tip to stem and carefully scoop and discard the seeds and ribs out of the jalapeno.
Now mix together the cream cheese & cheddar cheese and form it into a little torpedo and put between two jalapeno halves and set each stuffed jalapeno onto the center of a chicken breast. Now carefully pull the sides of the chicken up and roll and secure the chicken around the jalapenos and cheese with tooth picks. Place the chicken in a greased baking pan and bake at 375° oven for approximately 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
Remove from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes then serve and enjoy!
WW: 6 Points Plus / serving