Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time
55 mins
4 people

Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts.

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


Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breasts




  • 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


  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves


  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.
One comment
  1. Anna said on February 29, 2016 Reply
    Looks very tasty. Really want to try. Will ask my boyfriend to cook this for me :-) loved your recipes. Thank you very much.

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