Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time
55 mins
Difficulty
moderate
Serves
4 people
Dinner
Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts.

Get dinner on the table fast with these easy, cheesy Mexican stuffed chicken breasts.

Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

    Chicken
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Topping
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line large, rimmed sheet pan with foil. Place wire rack on top of foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, mix pepper Jack cheese, cream cheese, chiles and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix. In thick side of each chicken breast, cut 3-inch-long pocket to within 1/4 inch of opposite side of breast. Spoon about 1/3 cup cheese mixture into pocket in each chicken breast. Secure with toothpicks.
  3. In small bowl, mix remaining taco seasoning mix and the olive oil. Place chicken on rack; brush with oil mixture.
  4. Roast uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until stuffing reaches internal temperature of 160°F. Top chicken breasts with mozzarella cheese; bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top each breast with green onions and cilantro.
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