One of my husband’s favorite meals is my Green Chile Chicken so I had him in mind when I created this recipe. I stuffed some pepper jack cheese into some whole green chiles then stuffed it into a chicken breast. I seasoned it simply with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder. The chicken turned out tender and juicy and the stuffing had a fantastic spicy flavor. My husband and I both really loved this chicken and it will be on our dinner table again in the future. You can’t beat a recipe that tastes this good and only has 7 ingredients!
Green Chile and Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast:
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 whole canned green chiles
- 3 slices of pepper jack cheese (2 for my husband & 1 for me)
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
How to Make Green Chile and Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cut a long horizontal slit along the center of the thin long edge of the chicken breast, nearly through to the other side. Roll the slice(s) of cheese into a tube and place it into the whole green chile. Place the green chile into the chicken breast. Close the slit together with toothpicks (or if you are like me and realize that you don’t have toothpicks, simply break some kebab sticks in half and use them). Season each side of the chicken with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
Heat the olive oil in an OVEN PROOF skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, place the chicken in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown, flip the chicken over and place the skillet into the oven. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net