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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.

Source: EatingWell.com, May 2016

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35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

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  • 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

1/2 stuffed chicken breast
259 calories; protein 30.1g; carbohydrates 6.7g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 0.4g; 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.

1 fat, 1/2 high-fat protein, 3 1/2 lean protein, 1/2 starch

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