Ok I seriously have a thing for cream cheese stuffed Jalapenos wrapped in bacon! But stuffed inside a chicken breast? OMG! I might actually really be in love with this (don’t worry hubby, I’m still in love with you too!)! It was so friggin yummy I can’t even begin to describe to you! This is seriously a life changer.
What you need:
3 Jalapeno’s seeded & Diced
4 oz Cream Cheese
6 pieces of bacon (or more or less depending, I went more so I went with 6 but you could do as little as 3)
and like 3 handfuls of Cheese. maybe 4 oz….
Mix that all together and set aside.
Next you’ll need 6 pieces of chicken breast that you pound out really thin. Just think, if you have a bad day at work, take your frustrations out on the poor chicken… lol.
Once you have pounded it out thin, then put 2-3 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture on the middle of the chicken and roll up the chicken securing with toothpicks
Next you’ll need about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive oil mixed with the juice of a lime (or about 3-4 tbsp). Dip the chicken in the EVOO/Lime Juice Mixture, then dip in bread crumbs* making sure to coat completely. Spray your pan with cooking spray so the chicken doesn’t stick and then place your chicken seam side down in the pan. When you’re finished, top the chicken with a coat of cooking spray. Place in a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
And you have a cream cheese stuffed jalapeno with bacon stuffed inside chicken breast. Serve up with your favorite side dish.
And you have dinner!
*I made my own bread crumbs. Super simple. Put bread in the oven on a low temperature (300-325 degrees, just think low and slow) and let the bread dry out. Once the bread is completely dried out, cool and then place in a Food Processor or a blender. Now you can add Italian Seasoning or other seasonings to season the way you prefer or leave regular. Then blend/process up and you have homemade bread crumbs.