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Cheese & Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken

Only a few ingredients are needed to create this intensely flavored Cheese & Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken. However if jalapenos aren’t your favorite,  switch them for something else like…sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, or olives. This recipe is so versatile, you can change the entire flavor of the dish by subsisting just one ingredient.

JalapenoStuffedChicken1Butterfly cut the breasts and pound with a mallet to thin. In a bowl cream together the cheeses and jalapenos until smooth. Divide mixture into 4, and place into center of each chicken breast. Roll chicken up and secure with toothpicks (if desired) so cheese doesn’t melt out. Rub each with oil then dredge in a bowl filled with the bread crumbs. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 450°F for 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked.
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Cheese & Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken
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Serves: 4
Only a few ingredients are needed to create this flavorful dish.
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts (or thighs))
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp pickled jalapeno peppers, minced (or 1 Tbsp fresh)
  • ⅓ cup GF cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup GF panko bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Butterfly cut the breasts and pound with a mallet to thin.
  2. In a bowl cream together the cheeses and jalapenos until smooth. Divide mixture into 4, and place into center of each chicken breast.
  3. Roll chicken up and secure with toothpicks so cheese doesn’t melt out.
  4. Rub each with oil then dredge in a bowl filled with the bread crumbs. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 450°F for 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked.
Notes
Serve with some guacamole if desired.
Instead of jalapenos, try sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes or black olives.

 

4 Responses to Cheese & Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken

  1. Lori December 2, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    This is awesome with monterey jack cheese and smoked ham in the breasts!

  2. Sharon December 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    where do you buy GF panko and cream cheese?

    what do you use to thicken gravy?

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley December 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Kinnikinnick brand makes gluten free panko crumbs, and it should be available in most large grocery stores or health food stores. Plain cream cheese is naturally gluten free, but if you buy any flavored varieties you should always check the label.
      To thicken gravy you can you cornstarch, potato starch or arrowroot starch.

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