Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Who ever came up with the idea of Pinterest is a genius.  Seriously brilliant. I love pinning my life away… my future home, recipes, things to plan, ways to organize… on and on and on it goes.  This recipe came from Pinterest and it turned out so yummy!

Don’t be intimated by the idea of making a pocket in the chicken breast to stuff it with.  It’s really not so tricky! 🙂


Recipe modified from: Prevention Rd


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup part-skim shredded Cheddar or Colby cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 jalapenos, chopped and seeds removed (keep them if you dare, for more spice!)
  • 1  1/2 cup Panko bread crumb
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 egg


1. Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add jalapenos and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Mix together cream cheese, shredded cheese, and jalapeno peppers.

3. Use a knife to make a pocket in each chicken breast. Stuff pockets with jalapeño-cheese mixture.

4. Mix Panko bread crumbs and taco seasoning in bowl. Whisk egg in a separate bowl. Dip chicken into egg and then into bread crumbs. Repeat with all chicken breasts and place in baking dish.

5. Bake for 30 minutes.