If you are wondering what kind of dish that will you make for your weeknight dinner, then you would never go wrong with chicken breast. Especially, if you have a jalapeno in your fridge and cheese of course. Then, you could make a tasteful Mexican inspired dinner on your own. Furthermore, you could make cheesy Tex-Mex stuffed chicken that will make your tummy satisfied and happy. Hence, here are some ingredients that you need to prepare and directions that you need to follow in order to cook this delicious Mexican dish.
- 2 scallions, sliced thinly
- 2 seeds jalapeno, sliced thinly
- ¼ cup cilantro
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 4 oz. coarsely grated Monterey Jack cheese
- 4 small boneless and skinless chicken breast
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of pepper
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 3tbsp lime juice
- 2 thinly sliced bell peppers
- ½ thinly sliced red onion
- 5 cup torn romaine lettuce
First, preheat oven for 450° F. Meanwhile, in a bowl mix together scallions and seeded jalapeno, chopped cilantro as well as lemon zest. After that toss them with Monterey Jack cheese.
After that, cut the thickest part of the chicken breast with knife. After that move the knife back and fort to create a wide pocket on the chicken breast. Try to make a pocket as wide as possible without going through. After that, stuff the chicken with the cheese and jalapeno mixture.
Next, put 2 tablespoon of olive oil on the large skillet over the medium heat. After that cook the chicken on the pan until both side is golden. Or it is about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Before you cook the chicken breast, don’t forget to season it with salt and pepper. After that, roast the chicken until it all cooked through or for around 10 to 12 minutes.
Last but not least, on the large bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. After all of them are mixed well, and then add bell peppers and red onion. After that, let them sit for about 10 minutes. Don’t forget to toss them around occasionally. And then, add them with romaine lettuce and a cup of fresh cilantro. Serve them with stuffed chicken breast and lime wedges. Viola! Now, your juicy cheesy Tex-Mex stuffed chicken is ready to serve. This easy chicken breast recipe is perfect to conquer your weeknight dinner. What a tasty, easy and heathy chicken breast dish!