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Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4

Get dinner on the table fast with these easy, cheesy Mexican stuffed chicken breasts. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Chicken

1
cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
4
oz cream cheese, softened
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 oz each)
2
tablespoons olive oil

Topping

3/4
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
1/4
cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
1/4
cup fresh cilantro leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line large, rimmed sheet pan with foil. Place wire rack on top of foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix pepper Jack cheese, cream cheese, chiles and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix. In thick side of each chicken breast, cut 3-inch-long pocket to within 1/4 inch of opposite side of breast. Spoon about 1/3 cup cheese mixture into pocket in each chicken breast. Secure with toothpicks.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix remaining taco seasoning mix and the olive oil. Place chicken on rack; brush with oil mixture.
  • 4
    Roast uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until stuffing reaches internal temperature of 160°F. Top chicken breasts with mozzarella cheese; bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top each breast with green onions and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Like it hot? Use shredded pepper Jack cheese instead of the mozzarella.
  • Try to secure bottom of chicken up and over the stuffing so filling doesn’t spill out during cooking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
54%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
175mg
58%
Sodium
1190mg
49%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
50g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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