We eat a lot of chicken in our house. I am always trying to find new ways to make it. Both my husband and I like spicy foods so I decided to make a cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast. Well…correction, my husband made it. I had knee surgery yesterday and totally forgot to cook the chicken before the surgery. So, being the good guy that he is, he not only made the chicken, BUT he also took pictures for me too!
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Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Breast
Delicious recipe for a cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast. WW friendly recipe at just 2 points!
- 3 Chicken Breasts pound slightly thinner
- 3 small Jalapeno Peppers sliced in half; hollowed out
- 3/8 cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese divided
- 6 Pepper Seasoning to taste
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking pan. I like to use this baking mat. It keeps the chicken up and gives it a nice crisp!
Slightly pound your chicken a bit thinner and then slice the chicken open, leaving one side intact.
Slice your jalapeno peppers in half and hollow them out. Place half of the pepper in the chicken and cover with 1/8 cup shredded cheese. Set the other half of the pepper on top and close the chicken and secure with toothpicks (I use metal toothpicks. If you use wooden ones, soak in water first).
Bake for about 40 minutes. Make sure you cook your chicken to an internal temp of 165 degrees.
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As you can see from the picture, my husband easily closed the chicken with one metal toothpick. If I were making this, I would have flipped the chicken halfway through, but he didn’t and it tasted just fine! I didn’t eat more than a few bites last night since I figured a giant, spicy chicken breast, was probably not the best thing to eat right after surgery! But it was really delicious and I can’t wait to eat it tonight!
It’s WW Friendly!
We used regular shredded cheese. So in doing that, it made this chicken dish 2 points. If you like, you could try using low fat or fat free shredded cheese and the points may go down. I, personally, prefer the taste of regular cheese and plan to just account for that. It’s totally up to you with what you choose to do. Either way, this is a very low point WW recipe!
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This cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast recipe is just one of the many delicious WW recipes I’ve tried so far. I’ve found the plan really easy to adapt to my lifestyle and right now, I am recovering from knee surgery and have stuck to my points 100%! If you would like to sign up, I would love for you to use my link. You get a free month and so do I! Simply use this link and follow the sign up directions!