This Jalapeno Popper Chicken Breast recipe is filled with cream cheese, diced jalapeño, Monterrey Jack cheese, and cooked until the cheese is perfectly melted. This is not your average chicken breast dinner recipe.
Before I had a family, my “go-to” meal is sautéed or baked chicken breast, steamed vegetables, and brown rice. Sounds like fun, right? Yea I know. Every now and then I may experiment or get a little crazy (and by a little crazy I mean spaghetti and fresh meatballs) with my meals. However, this week I had an urge to get a “little crazy” with my chicken breast and try something different. I was curious as to what it would taste like to have stuffed chicken with jalapeno and cream cheese. Let’s just say curiosity didn’t kill the cat on this one.
This Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast is so good and so easy that you are going to make this and send me a message saying, “Girl, you have lost your mind!” I am going to politely respond to you and say, “I know”. This Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Breast will rock your chicken breast world!
How to make Jalapeño Stuffed Chicken
You start by making a slit in the side of the chicken breast, making a pocket. Then, you are going to stuff the chicken breast with a cheese mixture of cream cheese, Monterrey Jack cheese, and jalapeno. When I first made this chicken breast recipe I only used regular cream cheese, but this time I used half regular cream cheese and the other half chive and green onion cream cheese. It definitely gave the chicken more flavor. Once I stuffed the chicken with cheese, I coated it in flour, seared it on both sides for a bit, and put it in the oven to finish cooking.
When I made this recipe back in 2013, I didn’t make a cream sauce to go with it. Well, I went back to make this for my family, and this time I did. And I’m so glad I did. I made a simple cream sauce using heavy cream, lemon juice, garlic, basil, and a little parmesan cheese to thicken and I added the chicken breast to the sauce and it came out delicious. What makes it better is when I served it to my family, I made it over some mashed potatoes to soak all of that good creamy goodness.