Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

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Makes 8 servings. Nutrition per serving: Weight Watchers Points + 6 ~ Calories 247.9 ~ Fat 8.2 g ~ Carbs 11.5 g ~ Fiber 1.3 g ~ Protein 30.4 g

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken….The name says it all!  If you are a fan of Jalapeno poppers then you are going to  love this dish.   This was a quick & easy dish and its GUILT-FREE!!  By Baking instead of frying and by using quality ingredients, I  was able to change this well-known fattening appetizer into a healthy main dish.  What a great way to spice up a piece of chicken.   Try it out for yourself 🙂

Kid Tip:  My 4 year old loved this chicken; I left out the jalapeno’s for him.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

Makes 8 servings. Nutrition per serving: Weight Watchers Points + 6 ~ Calories 247.9 ~ Fat 8.2 g ~ Carbs 11.5 g ~ Fiber 1.3 g ~ Protein 30.4 g

Ingredients

  • 1.75 lbs thin chicken (Tyson trimmed & ready)
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced
  • Set up your breading station with:
  • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs, 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg, 1 tbsp skim milk
  • In a bowl beat:
  • 4 oz Reduced fat cream cheese (should be room temp)
  • 5 oz of Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese (.33 lbs)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat Oven to 400 degrees and prepare a non-stick baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Set up your breading station
  3. Beat all the ingredients in the cheese mixture until well combined
  4. Flour both sides of a piece of chicken
  5. Place a small scoop of the cheese mixture in the middle of the floured chicken & place a few strips of the jalapeno pepper on top of the cheese mixture. Roll the chicken like a burrito and place in the egg wash and then in the breadcrumb mixture. Place on baking sheet….repeat with all chicken
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Serve with Ranch Dip & Garnish with Cilantro.
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