I love jalapeno poppers and jalapeno popper dip so when I came across a recipe for jalapeno popper stuffed chicken I was instantly in love. Combining my favorite meat (chicken) with jalapeno poppers sounded amazing. I liked it even more when I found out it is baked and not fried.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken (adapted from A Taste of Home Cooking)
3 chicken breasts
4 oz. (1/3 less fat) cream cheese
1/2 shredded cheddar cheese
1 T. oil olive
3 jalapenos, chopped (seeds removed)
salt and pepper
1 1/2 c. breadcrumbs
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. cumin
3. Use a knife and cut 3/4 of the way into each chicken breast. Spoon the cheese mixture into each pocket and flatten the mix so it is flush with the chicken breast.
4. In a shallow dish combine the breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. In another shallow dish beat the egg. Dip the chicken into the breadcrumbs, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs again. Place in the sprayed pan and drizzle with olive oil.