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Jalapeño Popper Chicken Breasts

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

DESCRIPTION

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Breasts are stuffed with a creamy filling dotted with fresh jalapeños and sharp Cheddar cheese, wrapped in bacon, and baked to juicy perfection.


Ingredients

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  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  •  cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1824 slices thin bacon
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder stirring to combine.
  4. Fold in the cheddar cheese and jalapeños.
  5. With a sharp knife, cut a deep pocket in each of the chicken breasts at the thickest part of the chicken working parallel to the cutting board, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  6. Fill each of the pockets with the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Tightly wrap each chicken breast with 2 – 3 slices of bacon, overlapping where necessary.
  8. Place the chicken breasts on a sheet pan.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer registers 165˚F and the bacon is crisp.
  10. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.