Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken – WW Recipe

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!

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, smartpoints, stuffed chicken, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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!

  2. Slightly pound your chicken a bit thinner and then slice the chicken open, leaving one side intact. 

  3. 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).

  4. Bake for about 40 minutes. Make sure you cook your chicken to an internal temp of 165 degrees. 

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I highly recommend that baking mat. The chicken cooks so much better on it and those little triangles keep the chicken up so that it’s not just sitting in it’s own juices while it cooks. The price for that mat is a really good one too!

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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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Interested in Weight Watchers?

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!

Looking for another delicious WW recipe besides this cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast? Try this egg muffin recipe. Not only are they super easy to make, but you can freeze them too!


Halloween Class Party Treats

Both of my kids are out of elementary school. I have to admit, it’s so strange not having a child in elementary. Halloween is coming up quick and normally, right about now, I would be signing up to bring something to their Halloween class party. If you are looking for something fun to bring to your child’s classroom, you can to the right place! These are the best Halloween treats for your child’s class party!

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Halloween Class Party Snack Ideas

Class parties, especially the Halloween class party, were the things my kids looked forward to most in elementary school! If you are allowed to bring homemade treats to your class parties, then you must try one of these adorable treats!

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These creepy apple monster mouths are PERFECT for your child’s Halloween class party. I guarantee you, the kids will love them! Not only that, but they look easy enough to make that you can either prepare them ahead of time or it can be one of the stations at the party for the kids to make!

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I love these blood splattered cupcakes! Knowing kids, especially my own, they would like them too! Every class party my kids have had, always has a station where the kids make their own dessert item. These cupcakes are perfect for the kids to make by themselves!

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This next treat, BooNanas, are as cute as they sound. Perfect for preschool classrooms on up into elementary. Girl Raised in the South really knew what she was doing with this treat! Not only do kids like bananas, but they will love saying BooNanas (so much so, the banana may become the boonana permanently for the year)!

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Every Halloween class party needs the pumpkin decorated sugar cookies! Kids love sugar cookies and they will love these Halloween Pumpkin Candy Bag cookies by Food Fun & Faraway Places! Sugar cookies are my absolute favorite!

halloween class party

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I saved my favorite cookies for last! The Monster Eye cookies! I don’t know what it is about those candy eyeballs, but they are my absolute favorite little baking doodad. You can make anything fun with little eyeballs!

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Soooo….which of these Halloween class party treats is your favorite? Most importantly, what are you and/or your kids dressing up as for Halloween?


Must Watch Fall TV Shows

Hi! My name is Leah and I am a TV addict and I totally blame my husband for my TV addiction! With him working out of town most weeks, once the kids go to bed, I have nothing else to do. Sure I could clean something. There’s always something to clean, but that’s not fun! So I feed my TV addiction and watch every show I can. My DVR gets a major workout every single night! So…what are the must watch fall tv shows?

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I love the fall. Not only does the weather get cooler, which means jeans, hoodies and boots, but all of my favorite TV shows, plus all the new shows, start. Shoot…a few family members and I love This is Us so much, we have a group chat going where we discuss each episode. If you happen to get behind on an episode, you could end up with close to 100 missed text messages!

 

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So what are the must see fall TV shows?

The shows I looked forward to returning most are:

  • This is Us
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Law & Order SVU
  • The Good Doctor

Those four shows are my favorite, by far. The writing for This is Us will amaze you. Just when you think you’ve figured things out, they throw something else in. That show gives you all the feels.

Other shows I look forward to that I totally recommend you check out are:

  • 9-1-1
  • The Resident
  • Station 19
  • Will & Grace

 

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As you can see, I really like doctor shows! 9-1-1 is an intense show. Not in a bad way. I really like it a lot, plus it has Peter Krause that plays Adam Braverman from Parenthood and I LOVED Parenthood.

New shows that are just coming out that I have on my DVR and am really enjoying are:

  • FBI
  • New Amsterdam
  • Manifest

The first episode of FBI was a bit boring to me, but I decided to stick it out. I am currently watching the second episode and I am beyond hooked. New Amsterdam is like This is Us…it gives you all the feels. It also makes you wish all doctors were like Dr. Max Goodwin!

Of course, that’s not all. My guilty pleasure TV (I probably shouldn’t share this) is reality TV. I think it drives my husband crazy to see all the reality TV saved on the DVR. My favorites are:

  • Married at First Sight
  • Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians

I can’t help myself when it comes to reality TV. I especially like reality TV shows that are SO far from my life. It’s interesting to me how people can marry someone they don’t know. When it comes to Jersey Shore and the Kardashians…I honestly have no words. They are just entertaining to me.

If you are looking to binge watch something on Netflix, check out this post on my favorite, binge-worthy Netflix shows!

What are your must see fall TV shows?

How to Freeze Egg Muffins

One thing I make every single week is my egg muffins recipe. If you haven’t tried them yet, you need to! They are not difficult to make and they give you a quick and easy option for those breakfasts on the go. What if I told you that you could freeze egg muffins to make your life even easier?!? You totally can!

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How to Freeze Egg Muffins

In exactly one week, I will be having knee surgery. My husband will be taking over ALL of the day to day duties. While no one makes my life easier with the crazy schedules I deal with, I do want to make things a bit easier for him. Not only will he be working still, but he will be taking care of me, getting the kids to school and doing the other day to day jobs that I won’t be able to do for a bit.

 

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One of those ways I want to help him out is by making a bunch of things and having it in the freezer ready to go. As you know, I am following Weight Watchers (WW) right now and I want to make sure I have my food ready so I can stay on plan while I am recovering. These egg muffins will help me stay on plan! Having the ability to freeze the egg muffins will really help us both out!

When you freeze egg muffins, you want to make sure you follow the steps below to a T. Not following them may give you results you don’t want (chewy, rubbery eggs. Blech).

  1. Allow your egg muffins to completely cool ALL THE WAY after cooking.
  2. Once cooled, individually wrap each egg muffin in plastic wrap and then wrap in tin foil.
  3. Freeze for up to 3 months.

 

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Reheating Your Frozen Egg Muffins

I will be completely honest…I was very skeptical that the frozen egg muffins would reheat well. In fact, I almost asked my son to try it first before I did! However, they tasted excellent! I think the key is to reheat them while they are frozen. Simply unwrap the foil and plastic wrap and place in the microwave. Reheat for about 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Enjoy!

Must Try Thanksgiving Appetizers

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all the holidays. With Thanksgiving, there is absolutely zero expectations. No presents. Nothing but family and friends getting together, enjoying some good food and wonderful company. When we get together with family for Thanksgiving, we really enjoy the food part! These Thanksgiving appetizers are perfect for your holiday get together!

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When I think of Thanksgiving appetizers, nothing screams “perfect” better than this turkey veggie tray. We all want our kids to eat more veggies and I think this adorable veggie tray will do just that! The nice thing about this veggie tray is that you can customize it with the veggies you like best!

Image via Eating Richly by Diana Johnson

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I’m always down for trying new appetizers and having something that may not be the norm. Who wants to have the same things over and over again? I sure don’t! This Mexican Corn Dip from The Salty Side Dish definitely fits that bill!

Thanksgiving appetizers

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For the low-carb/Keto folks at your Thanksgiving, this next appetizer is perfect for them! Not only are these bacon wrapped smokies delicious, but they are a real crowd pleaser, as well. I like to make extra and store them in the fridge to have the next day. They reheat well too.

Thanksgiving appetizers

 

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This next Thanksgiving appetizer would be perfect as an appetizer or with the meal…your choice! However you choose to use it, the Turkey Cranberry Crescent Roll from This Mama Cooks sounds absolutely delicious. I may make it for my Thanksgiving this year!

Thanksgiving appetizers

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And finally, no holiday or family get together is complete with out this next recipe. Can you guess what it is? Deviled eggs! But not just any deviled eggs for Thanksgiving…these Pumpkin Deviled Eggs are super cute and totally appropriate for the holiday (and no, there is not actual pumpkin in the recipe…they just look like cute little pumpkins).

Thanksgiving appetizers

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So tell me, which Thanksgiving appetizers recipe is your favorite?