Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

Ya’ll, Ron Swanson is attempting to storm my house, having followed the delicious scents of bacon + jalapeños + chicken wafting up from my kitchen.

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I mean, it smells sooooooooo good up in here!!!

This meal is super easy to make and only contains 5 ingredients – one of those being BACON!!! Everything is better with bacon, #amiright? 😉

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*3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
*1 packaged uncooked bacon
*1 package of 8 oz 1/3 fat cream cheese
*5-8 jalapeños, chopped
*1/2 – 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a glass pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Rinse and chop the jalapeños. If you like a lot of heat, keep the jalapeños’ seeds inside when chopping. But, if you’re like me and don’t want too much heat, remove the seeds from the jalapeños before chopping. After you’re done chopping, place the jalapeños in a bowl.

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Add the cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese to the same bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Remove any excess fat from the chicken breasts, rinse, and pat dry. In the middle of the chicken breast, carefully slice a pocket into the meat. Be sure to not slice clear through the chicken!

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After making a pocket, stuff each chicken breast with the cheesy jalapeños mixture.

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Once the chicken breasts have been stuffed, wrap each breast with 3-4 slices of bacon and set into the glass pan.

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Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes, turning the chicken breasts over at the halfway point. Roughly 10 minutes before chickens are done baking, turn the oven to 400 degrees to crisp the bacon up further.

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Once the chicken is fully cooked (no pink inside!!), serve and enjoy!! I paired this with a side salad loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, orange & yellow bell peppers, spinach, and spring lettuce. Yummmmm!!!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do…and be sure to make extras in case Ron stops by. 😉

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Baker’s Notes:
I adapted this recipe from The Kittchen’s Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Chicken. Kit has some amazzzzzing recipes on her website – be sure to check them all out!!

If you’re doing Trim Healthy Mama, this would be an S-meal, heavy on the S. 🙂

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