Jalapeno Popper Chicken

I have this thing for food surprises. If it’s stacked, stuffed, smothered, wrapped or covered, you can bet I am excited. ( I sound like a walking waffle house advertisement…) Much like a small child, it’s the simple surprises in life that really get me tickled. Isn’t it funny what it takes to get people going? For example, it takes a fast car, expensive bottle of scotch, or sometimes, a crisp new tie to get Brian going. (Lord love a man with taste.)

Me, a kinder egg will do. THERE’S SOMETHING IN HERE?!? It’s like magic. It cost 99 cents and I have a shit eating grin and a worthless plastic toy for the rest of the day.

And that is why I choose to surprise myself as often as possible. One would think “Whitney, you are making this yourself, it is no longer a surprise.” But one would be wrong, because for some incredible reason, even though I have personally made this “food surprise” and I know what’s coming, I still can’t fight the tiny giggle that escapes my throat when I cut into something that has cheese hidden inside.

It’s prom night on my dinner plate and my date surprised me by having his braces removed early. (That happened. I married him for it.)

It’s Christmas come early and my stocking is full of cheesy goodness.

It’s really just Chicken that is stuffed with all the ingredients from jalapeno poppers, but I am no less excited.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

By Whitney, June 13, 2012

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

It's chicken, stuffed with jalapeno poppers.



Preheat the oven to 450. Combine the cream cheese, cheddar, pepperjack, scallion, jalapeno, bacon in a bowl and stir to make a thick paste. Butterfly the chicken breasts by slicing horizontally down the center, keeping one end still connected. Open the chicken breast up, stuff with 2 -4 tablespoons of the cheese mixture, and roll to close. Mix the parsley, salt, pepper and bread crumbs together. In another bowl, mix the olive oil, lime juice, and more salt and pepper. Dip the chicken first in the oil, then Coat the chicken rolls in the bread crumb mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

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