Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken

I cannot believe it is Thursday. Hello? It is THURSDAY. This week has definitely gone to the universe. That is okay though because I was semi-productive most of the days this week. For instance, yesterday I spent several hours washing the car. I definitely used muscles that have gone unused because I can feel pain throughout my body. Not to mention that I have a ton of bruises all over my body.

I bruise easily.

Very easily. Seriously, you can flick me and a bruise will develop… almost immediately.

Oh and my fingernails are dirty because of washing the car. How do I get all of the grime out from underneath my nails? I will happily take suggestions. I tried a toothpick… don’t judge. I didn’t know what else to do. And aside from painting my nails to cover-up the evidence, I have no idea what to do. #Help!

I digress.

Washing the car is fun sometimes, especially when you want to be outside, with the music turned up and focused on a mission. It helps me clear my mind and soul; it helps me forget reality for a few hours. I also like bringing Pippy out with me. Our apartment complex has a private carwash for its residents {and a salt water pool… #awesome} so bringing Pippy is not a far stretch. I sit him in his doggy car seat and allow him to eat the grass or chew on his rawhides and, usually, he is a good little puppy. Yesterday that was not the case. He tried to eat another dog. He was latched tight but he does have some power for a small dog. He took off running after a dog, while he was ATTACHED to his doggie car seat. Luckily for me and everybody else involved he was not able to get far because of his “baggage,” but it was still scary. I had to take him inside after that. He would not stop barking and making weird high pitch noises. He was cute, but annoying.  

Washing the car really works up an appetite. I made chicken on Monday for Nick’s dad and thought I would make the same recipe last night for Nick… that did not happen, partly because traffic was hellish. It took us almost an hour to travel 20 miles. I was beyond annoyed. By the time we got home it was too late to cook this recipe, because we would have ended up eating after 8pm. That was not going to happen. So tonight I am going to make this delicious Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken. I really LOVED this recipe. It was spicier than I expected, but still so good. I cannot wait to make it again tonight. Can you blame me?

Nutritional Information
Servings: 10
Serving Size: 1 Stuffed Chicken Popper
Calories: 247.2
Fat: 14.4 g
Carbohydrates: 5.2 g
Fiber: .4 g
Protein: 24.8 g
Points+: 7

Ingredients:

 Recipe Adapted from SkinnyTaste

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 jalapenos, chopped {remove the seeds for milder flavor}
  • 4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 10 thin sliced skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Non Stick Spray 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Wash and dry chicken cutlets, season with salt and pepper
  • Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray
  • Combine cream cheese, cheddar, jalapenos and bacon crumbles in a medium bowl
  • Lay chicken cutlets on a working surface and spread 2 or 3 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture on each cutlet
  • Loosely roll each one, secure the ends with toothpicks to prevents the cheese from oozing out
  • Place breadcrumbs in a bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lime - juice, salt and pepper
  • Dip chicken in lime-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and then place seam side down in a baking dish
  • Repeat with remaining chicken
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes and serve immediately! 

I made these with the Tortellini Soup and some potatoes. It was a super delicious meal. These little stuffed chicken breasts tasted just like a jalapeno popper. And we all know how much I love those! I was in heaven, though they were a little spicy. If you don’t like spice, make sure you remove as many seeds as you can. It will make the recipe a little more tolerable!

Do yourself a favor and make these soon. You can thank me later.

Until Next Time,

Happy Poppin’