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Hello! I'm Deirdre and I'm a stay at home mom to two boys. Cooking for a 6 and 4 year old- day in and day out can be the best job in the world, also the most frustrating. Trying to create not only kid friendly but husband and mom friendly meals is a challenge that I've readily accepted! My Foodie Mom blog is a record of the different recipes that I've tried in the kitchen, pictures of my ventures, and cool tricks I've picked up along the way. Cheers!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Chicken

This was another weight watchers recipe that I tried, and this was amazing! I am totally going to make this again. Now that I've succesfully done a rolled chicken breast, the possibilities  are endless.


  • 2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 jalapeños, chopped (remove seeds for milder)
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar jack (Sargento)
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 8 thin sliced skinless chicken breast cutlets, 3 oz each
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 juicy limes, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • olive oil and non stick spray

  • Wash and dry chicken cutlets, season with salt and pepper.

    Preheat oven to 450°. 

    Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.

    Combine cream cheese, cheddar, scallions, jalapeño and bacon crumbles in a medium bowl.

    Lay chicken cutlets on a working surface and spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture on each cutlet. 

    Loosely roll each one, secure the ends with toothpicks to prevent the cheese from oozing out.

    Place breadcrumbs in a bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.

    Dip chicken in lime-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down on a baking dish. 

    Repeat with the remaining chicken. When finished, lightly spray the top of the chicken with oil spray.

    Bake 22-25 minutes, serve immediately.

    This was so yummy and satisfying, I really can't wait to make this again. Using the freshly diced jalapeños to it, really gave it a great kick.

    Credits:jalapeno baked stuffed chicken

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