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Bacon, Chile and Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Bacon, Chile and Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

Jalapeño poppers are the inspiration for these addictive, crispy baked chicken breasts. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, chopped
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1
poblano chile, cored, seeded and diced
4
oz cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 oz each)
1/4
cup butter, melted
1
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line large rimmed baking pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Using slotted spoon, transfer to medium bowl. In same skillet, add onion and poblano chile; cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Transfer to bowl with bacon. Let stand 3 minutes. Add cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper; stir to combine.
  • 3
    Cut pocket in each chicken breast by making a horizontal slit along thin long edge, being careful to not cut through to opposite side. Stuff each pocket with a quarter of the cream cheese filling (generous 1/4 cup). Press edges of chicken together to seal.
  • 4
    Pour melted butter into shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, place bread crumbs. Season stuffed chicken breasts with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Dip chicken into melted butter to coat both sides, then dip into bread crumbs to coat completely. Transfer to pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center (at least 165°F).

Expert Tips

  • Add a diced serrano chile along with the onions and poblano chile for a little extra heat.
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese can be substituted for Monterey Jack in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
18g
88%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
185mg
61%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
48g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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