Hey y’all and happy Tuesday! I know it has been a while since I have made a recipe post, so I thought today would be the perfect day to share one of my favorite home-cooked meals.
I’m sure you have heard of stuffed chicken before and I’m sure you have stuffed it with cheese, sauce, or even bacon, but today we are doing it a bit different lol. So here is everything that you need to get your chicken prepped and coated:
Eggs or Butter
Slap Ya Mama
Boneless Chicken Breast
Bread Crumbs (Plain or Garlic)
That is not all though, you will need some more stuff for this next step. Feel free to add or remove what you don’t like, but just so you know this is the part MAKES the chicken pop! Here is what you will need to make the stuffing part, aka my favorite part!
This meal is one of my favorites simply because it is pretty simple to make and it tastes more than delicious! I have had a few hits or misses with this meal, but I think I have finally gotten it down! So for starters, we need to make sure that the cream cheese is out becoming room temperature. While the cheese is out, take the chicken out and start cleaning it.
Once you cleaned the chicken, then go ahead and season it with your seasonings as well as cutting a little hole at the top so you can stuff the chicken later on. I seasoned my chicken with black pepper, salt, slap ya mama, garlic powder, and onion powder. After the chicken is seasoned, then you will want to move it to an empty bowl so that you can add either your egg or butter.
I said either eggs or butter because you can honestly use both to create this meal. I had eggs in the fridge, so I just used eggs. If you have butter, then make sure that you put a few tablespoons and melt it in the microwave so that you make the whole coating process easier.
The next step after you get your eggs or butter is to season it with some pepper, salt, and minced garlic. The garlic will give it more flavor, so trust me on this. Once you mixed the seasonings, garlic, and egg or butter mix together, then go ahead and place the chicken in the bowl. Once you make sure that both sides are coated with the mixture and then get a separate bowl to place the egg or butter coated chicken in it. Once you have the chicken in the separate bowl, then you will want to pour some breadcrumbs over the chicken breast and make sure that is fully coated. Make sure to do this for all of the chicken. Once it is all coated, then they should all look extremely coated just like this picture below.
After your chicken is coated, then get a medium sized pan out and go ahead and coat it with some oil. You will want to preheat the oven to 350 – 375 degrees and turn your stove on as well. I usually turn my burner on medium for the entire process because it allows the chicken to start cooking and it browns the breadcrumbs without cooking the chicken too long. I let the chicken breasts cook on the burner for about 10 minutes or until the skin was golden and then I went ahead and transferred the breast into an oven safe pan. I went ahead and poured the leftover oil into the pan so that it doesn’t burn through the remainder of cooking.
Since the chicken is cooking in the oven, I usually take this time to prepare the stuffing mixture. I dice up the Onion and Jalapeño into small pieces and then use either half of the cream cheese or all of it depending on how many chickens are being used. I like to put the cream cheese in the microwave for a little while to get it a bit more melted so that it makes the mixing process a bit smoother. You will be able to see that once the cream cheese is melted it makes the whole mixing onion, Jalapeño and whatever else you’re stuffing process SO much simpler. Trust me, I have learned this the hard way lol. Once the cream cheese mixture is all set and mixed, then go ahead and set it aside until the chicken is done.
I usually let the chicken cook for an extra 20 minutes or until there is no more pink left in the chicken and then I will remove it from the oven. Once the chicken is out, then this is when I like to stuff the chicken. By stuffing it last, you are allowing the cream cheese to not melt into the chicken and it will literally be completed stuffed in the chicken instead of on the pan from the chicken moving pan to pan. Anywho, I usually stuff about a spoonful of mixture into the already cut part of the chicken. I stuff as much as I can in all of the chicken and then I will put whatever else is left on top of the chicken. After that, I like to just scoop the juice and oil from the pan and drizzle a little bit of it over the chicken to make sure that it isn’t dry.
It might seem like it is a lot of steps, but I promise that it is honestly extremely simple. It’s also extremely delicious and one of my favorite meals to ever make, so I truly hope y’all enjoy it if you decide to try it for yourself. Thanks for joining me for another Simple recipe and I cannot wait to share more of my simple meals with y’all! Thank you for reading and have an amazing day!