These stuffed jalapeno chicken rolls have a spicy jalapeno cream cheese filling and crispy seasoned breading on the outside.
Currently I am trying to make dinners with ingredients already stocked in the freezer and/or pantry. Certainly helps in trying to cut back on expenses, since groceries are probably the biggest expense every month.
Thankfully, this dish only cost $3.60 to purchase the few ingredients which were not on hand (salad mix, cream cheese, and jalapeno). And even better still, it’s creamy and delicious with just the right amount of heat!
As someone who enjoys medium heat, I also preferred this dish over other jalapeno stuffed chicken recipes because the pepper is diced up, thereby spreading out the heat instead of in concentrated chunks.
Better still is that despite being breaded this chicken is baked instead of fried. Regardless of health implications it’s a whole lot easier and less messy. Although fast forward this recipe from 2011 when I first shared it to 2022 and now you could opt to prepare this in a convection oven (aka air fryer). But I digress.
I chose to serve this with mixed salad topped with corn kernels and three-cheese ranch dressing, but the side dish possibilities are endless.
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1-2 fresh jalapenos, seeded and diced
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat
- 3 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
- 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, diced jalapenos, salt and garlic powder. Use immediately or refrigerate for a while to allow the flavors to combine.
- Spread some cream cheese-jalapeno mixture down the center of each piece of chicken.
- Roll up tightly and secure with a toothpick. Season each roll with salt and pepper to taste.
- Dip the chicken in the melted butter and then roll in the bread crumbs. Repeat until done. Place in a casserole dish and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken, until fully cooked.
Source: Cooking During Stolen Moments
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Post updated 12/4/2022, photo above is the original.