Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast is easy, bursting with bold flavor and the best way to spice up chicken dinner night.
Can you ever have too many delicious chicken recipes? The answer to that question is a resounding no! So get ready for your new favorite go-to dinner, Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast.
Chicken is something that gets made in one form or another at least 4 times a week in my house hold. Whether I am doing a casserole like Tuscan Chicken Pasta , Perfect Chicken Parmesan or Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup, one way or another yard bird is being served up when it comes to dinner most nights of the week. All that being said, who doesn’t sometimes get bored of eating chicken? Yes I know I’m probably going to be struck by lightning for saying that, but, really? How much chicken can you eat before you just don’t want to chicken anymore?
This happens to me every few months but I decided this past weekend to do something about it! What better way to liven up chicken dinner then stuffing that poor little bird with nothing but bold yummy flavors?
So, my husband teases me about my projects. I like projects. I may not like to finish them but I certainly love the excitement of starting them. The most recent project added to the list is a vegetable garden in our backyard. Now this is the part where I tell you that I do not especially like vegetables but I was thinking that maybe if I grew them, I would learn to love them more. I also feel compelled to mention that we live in the hottest area of the universe in summertime so there have been things that have literally incinerated within 10 minutes of being planted … but one thing that I seem to be doing very well with are peppers. Currently still alive under my supervision are jalapeno peppers, habanero peppers and even Tabasco peppers.
PS… I don’t like peppers.
Well, I shouldn’t say that. I don’t mind jalapenos as long as you’re not trying to kill me with them and habaneros, same mindset. I do not like green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers but the spicy varieties I can handle in moderation. Big Scary Mike, on the other hand, loves all kinds of peppers so that line of greenery in my garden is definitely on his behalf.
Now one thing that I have learned is that when you grow your own jalapeno peppers at home there is the possibility that they will grow with a heat index of hotter than the sun. Wow! The peppers that I buy from my grocery store have nothing on these little peppers growing next to the deck in our backyard. Talk about hot and spicy and absolutely delicious!
So I needed to use up these Atomic jalapeno peppers and my first inclination was to make The Ultimate Homemade Salsa because that is what was requested of me at least six times in the past 3 days. Instead I decided to write this recipe for Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast and can I tell you that this was the best idea I’ve ever had when it comes to spicing up plain ol’ boring chicken night. If you are a chicken lover and like to walk on the wild side with a little bit of spice, this recipe for Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast is perfect for you. Super easy to make, it does, however, take skill in tooth picking chicken breasts together so that the yumminess does not melt and ooze out all over the place while it’s in the oven. I feel it is important to point this out as it’s not a skill set everyone has possesses. (…like myself)
So the next time you are looking to spice up your dinner routine, give this recipe for Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast a try. I know that you will love this as much as I do!
Now what to do with 11 foot wide baby watermelon plant taking over my backyard???
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Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast is easy, bursting with bold flavor and the best way to spice up chicken dinner night. | Pack Momma | www.packmomma.com
- 3 chicken breasts butterflied
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 8 oz cheddar jack cheese shredded
- 6 pieces crispy cooked bacon diced
- 6 jalapeno seeded and diced
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
Start by preheating oven to 375 degrees
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray a baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside
Rinse and clean your chicken breasts. Using a sharp knife, slice horizontally through the middle of the chicken breast, cutting to but not through the other side.
Fold the chicken breast open and spread a generous ounce of goat cheese on the crease of the butterflied chicken breast, spreading out.
Season the breast generously with salt, onion powder and garlic powder
Sprinkle on diced bacon, jalapeno and shredded cheese, saving some of each for garnishing. Fold the breast over until both sides meet again and toothpick the breast together to hold in the stuffing ingredients
Repeat with all three chicken breasts and then move chicken to baking pan
Sprinkle top of chicken breasts with remaining shredded cheese and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle remaining bacon and jalapeno and cook for another 2 minutes.
Remove from oven and let set for 5-10 minutes. Serve immediately