Jalapeño Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts is one of my favorite chicken dishes of all time! Stuff your chicken with yummy ingredients for a spicy kick. Change up your go-to chicken recipe with this easy, creamy and totally delicious dinner option!
Some days I picture myself in a Family Circus comic, where you can see the path of footprints through the house with all of the unnecessary turns and stops all the way through. If I tracked my steps around this house in a single day, it would be hilarious! Back, forth, around in circles, up, down, repeat. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE IT. I love being at home with my boys, and even on the rough days I feel like I appreciate almost every little moment with them. There will be a day when I will miss this circus, and I always try to remember that.
So here in my circus-like kitchen, with the performers doing acrobatics around me, I made this totally yummy stuffed chicken. It was sooo good, you guys! And not "too" spicy (i.e., not too spicy to serve to guests). And it is super easy to prepare.
MAKING JALAPENO CREAM CHEESE STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In each of the chicken breasts, cut a slit horizontally without going all the way through to the other side.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add jalapenos and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes.
Add cream cheese to the skillet and stir until cheese is melted. Add cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
Divide the mixture between the 6 breasts and spoon into openings. Seal the ends and secure with toothpicks. Place the chicken in the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove toothpicks and serve warm.
HOW TO DECREASE THE SPICE IN THIS RECIPE
This is not a super spicy recipe. The combined mixture of cream cheese and cheddar cheese reduces the heat from the chopped jalapenos, but simply halve or remove the chopped jalapenos from the recipe and you can still enjoy tons of great flavor in this meal. And if you can’t get ENOUGH spice, go make these Jalapeno Poppers!