Tuesday, June 11, 2013

#29.9: Jalapeno cream cheese chicken

Take this recipe, go to the grocery store and treat yourself.....TONIGHT! best.chicken.ever.

Go on over to Pip&Ebby for the step by step picture tutorial recipe from the genius lady who came up with this recipe!

If you want the quick version, read on!

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In each of 6 defrosted chicken breast halves, cut a slit horizontally into the breast without going all the way through to the other side.

Step 2: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3: Add:
8-oz. package of cream cheese
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Stir until the cheese is melted.

Step 4: Divide the mixture between the 6 breasts and spoon into the openings. Seal the ends and secure with toothpicks. Place the chicken in the prepared baking dish. I propped the breasts on their ends so that they were stuffing-side up because I was afraid the guts would leak out if I would have laid them on their sides. It worked well having them stacked like tacos.

Step 5: Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
Remove the toothpicks and serve warm.

Step 6: If you are feeling crazy, serve with salsa and guacamole.


  1. Oh yum! This sounds delicious. I have been looking for new and exciting ways to prepare chicken - I get soooooo tired of plain ol' grilled and marinated chicken.


  2. Anything you add to jalapenos and cream cheese is amazing! Hopefully it's not too spicy-the husband doesn't do spicy, but I sure do!