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Jalapeno Popper Chicken

My husband tends to like spicier food than I can handle myself but I am slowly becoming acclimated to adding a little spice into our meals here and there. I recently tried a great recipe from one of my coworkers, which she calls jalapeno popper chicken. While I was skeptical at first, I figured why not try it as it seemed easy enough; and let’s face it, the easier the meal is to make the more I am all for it! I would suggest trying this when you’re limited in time or simply don’t want to spend all day or night trying to create a great meal. I’ll provide the recipe below.

Jalapeno Popper chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast (thawed,fresh)
  • 1 package Kraft Fresh Take ( recipe calls for the Savory 4-Cheese)
  • 4 oz cream cheese (I threw mine into the microwave for 15 seconds to soften)
  • 4 oz shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar, she raves about using pepper jack)
  • 4 jalapenos diced (I’ll admit I used 3 and it turned out spicy enough)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Line baking sheet or pan with aluminum foil
  • Dice the jalapenos on a plate (I’ll tell you why I suggest this below)
  • Mix softened cream cheese, shredded cheese and jalapenos in a bowl
  • Butterfly the chicken (seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqjfQP3Mp2k)
  • Use spoon to stuff mixture inside each breast
  • Coat with the Kraft Fresh Take
  • place on tinfoil covered pan
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked all the way through

…and voila!

jalapeno popper

Here is why I suggest cutting the jalapenos on a plate. I had a great experience once with my older sister that I will not soon forget. We were at our mother’s house and she decided to cut a watermelon. Just like any normal person, she ate a piece of the watermelon while cutting it. Within seconds she said her lips burned and her tongue felt funny. My first though was that she was allergic but this seemed odd as she was 29 at the time and had eaten quite a bit of watermelon in her earlier days. I thought she was making this up so I decide to eat a piece as well and within second my lips burned as well and so did my tongue. We both looked at each other terrified thinking we bought a poisoned watermelon. Nope, not the case. Just so happens our brother used the same cutting board to dice jalapenos a week ago. Even though he washed the cutting board, and so did our mother, there must have been just enough juice in the board to pass onto the watermelon while it was being cut. Long story short, jalapenos can stay around for a while…and scare you.

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