Stuff all the flavors of fried jalapeño poppers into a creamy filling for stuffed chicken breasts. This healthy baked chicken recipe is great with a side of green beans for an easy dinner.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source:, May 2016


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Combine jalapeños, cheese and cream cheese in a small bowl.

  • Lightly beat egg in a shallow dish. Place cornmeal in a separate shallow dish.

  • Cut a horizontal slit along the thin, long edge of each chicken breast, nearly through to the opposite side. Place half the filling in the center and press the edges firmly together. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Coat the chicken in the egg, then dredge in the cornmeal.

  • Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; add the chicken and cook until lightly browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Turn the chicken over and place the skillet in the oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 30.1g; carbohydrates 6.7g; dietary fiber 0.8g; fat 11.7g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 140.8mg; vitamin a iu 226.9IU; folate 20.3mcg; calcium 74.8mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 45.8mg; potassium 436.3mg; sodium 348.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

Reviews (5)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
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Rating: 5 stars
Made this last night and it was excellent! Added to my favorites immediately. Will definitely be a dish I make on a regular basis. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
There seems to be an error in the recipe. It calls for 2 ounces chicken tenders but the directions and the 4 serving size indicates it should be at least 4 chicken breasts and about 12-16 ounces!!!! I'm going with the 3-4 ounce breasts times 4. And a question.... can these stuffed breasts be frozen? I haven't made this yet but plan to this week. NOTE: I had to choose a rating so rather than underrate the recipe I choose a median 3! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is delicious although a bit messy when trying to keep the stuffing inside the chicken. But even the bits of stuffing that came out and cooked in the pan were absolutely delicious! This was spicier than I expected but we love it that way. Will definitely make this again. Yes the quantity of chicken in the recipe is incorrect. I used two chicken breast halves and I believe that is the correct amount. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
@lindyloustuff & Lori The recipe as written serves four with two chicken breasts as the serving size is 1/2 breast per person. I made this but made one change using canned green chile peppers instead of jalepenos. That's about the max heat I can go with my girlfriend's palate. It was still very good. and yes messy. Line your pan with paper or foil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best chicken recipe ever! Read More