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Jalapeño Popper Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 jalapeños, remove seeds and chop

1 large egg

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature

3/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 cup shredded mexican cheese

2 teaspoons unsalted butter

1 Tablespoon taco seasoning

Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 375º F

Grease baking dish with nonstick spray

Melt butter in a pan and sauté breadcrumbs until golden brown, stirring continuously to avoid burning

Remove from heat – place breadcrumbs in a bowl

Whisk in taco seasoning

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, mexican cheese, and minced jalapeño

Using a sharp knife, cut chicken breasts horizontally until almost butterflied (creating a pocket in the center)

Scoop cream cheese jalapeño mixture into the center of each chicken breast

Season both sides of chicken generously with salt and pepper

Beat egg in a shallow bowl or dish and set next to the breadcrumbs bowl

Dip each stuffed chicken breast in beaten egg then press into breadcrumbs

Transfer coated chicken breast to greased baking sheet and continue with remaining chicken

Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through

Originally posted 1/22/17

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