Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken

Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken

Prep Time Prep: 15m Cook Time Cook: 25m Total Time Total: 40m

Yield: 4 servings

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What happens when you combine Skinny Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!

  • 2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 jalapeños, chopped (remove seeds for milder)
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar jack (Sargento)
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 8 thin sliced skinless chicken breast cutlets, 3 oz each
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs (or GF crumbs)
  • 1 1/2 juicy limes, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • olive oil non-stick spray
  1. Wash and dry chicken cutlets, season with salt and pepper.  Preheat oven to 450°F.Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.Combine cream cheese, cheddar, scallions, jalapeño and bacon crumbles in a medium bowl.Lay chicken cutlets on a working surface and spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture on each cutlet.Loosely roll each one, secure the ends with toothpicks to prevent the cheese from oozing out.Place breadcrumbs in a bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.Dip chicken in lime-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down on a baking dish. Repeat with the remaining chicken.When finished, lightly spray the top of the chicken with oil spray.Bake 22-25 minutes, serve immediately.Air Fryer DirectionsFollow Steps 1 to 8, then air fry in batches 400F for 12 minutes, turning halfway.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 jalapeños, chopped (remove seeds for milder)
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar jack (Sargento)
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 8 thin sliced skinless chicken breast cutlets, 3 oz each
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs (or GF crumbs)
  • 1 1/2 juicy limes, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • olive oil non-stick spray

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry chicken cutlets, season with salt and pepper.  Preheat oven to 450°F.Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.Combine cream cheese, cheddar, scallions, jalapeño and bacon crumbles in a medium bowl.Lay chicken cutlets on a working surface and spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture on each cutlet.Loosely roll each one, secure the ends with toothpicks to prevent the cheese from oozing out.Place breadcrumbs in a bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.Dip chicken in lime-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down on a baking dish. Repeat with the remaining chicken.When finished, lightly spray the top of the chicken with oil spray.Bake 22-25 minutes, serve immediately.Air Fryer DirectionsFollow Steps 1 to 8, then air fry in batches 400F for 12 minutes, turning halfway.