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Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts

mexican stuffed chicken breasts Entree Mexican
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-

March 20, 2018
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

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.

More About This Recipe

  • Stuffed chicken breast recipes are some of the best ways to pack a ton of flavor into one easy dinner. With this particular recipe, you can satisfy a craving for Mexican in under an hour. Chicken breasts are stuffed with two types of cheese, chiles and taco seasoning mix, so you know it’s going to be tasty. Then finish it off by topping with pepper Jack cheese instead of mozzarella if you want an extra kick! But stuffed chicken breasts aren’t the only way to up your dinner game. Check out all of Betty’s chicken recipes for tons of tasty ideas.

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