Jalapeno popper stuffed hen | RecipeTin Eats

Celebrating the US and Canadian launch of my cookbook by turning a celebration meals favorite into dinner! That is jalapeño poppers, stuffed inside hen. Heat, tacky, spicy. Fabulous, simple strategy to make hen breast a complete lot extra thrilling.

Freshly baked Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken

US & Canada cookbook launch day! 🇺🇸🇨🇦

YES, the day has lastly arrived – my cookbook hits the shops throughout the US and Canada!!! For these of you who pre-ordered, you get to benefit from the luxurious of Dinner being delivered proper to the doorstep. I can’t wait to listen to and see what you make first (tag me on Instagram), what you consider the recipes, my photographs and whether or not there may be an excessive amount of or too little Dozer & cheese all through the e-book. Drop your ideas in at present’s recipe, I wish to know!

That’s Dozer’s excited face, I swear 😂

Let’s have a good time: Jalapeño popper stuffed hen!

I wished to share one thing celebratory to mark the event nevertheless it didn’t really feel wise to put up social gathering meals on a Wednesday. So as an alternative, I did the following smartest thing – a recipe that turns a celebration meals favorite into dinner. 😂 Introducing: Jalapeño popper stuffed hen!

To those that are unfamiliar with the fantastic world of jalapeño poppers, let me describe it to you. You principally take a jalapeño, stuff it with a flavoured cream cheese, then both crumb and fry it or (for these making an attempt to take the excessive highway), bake it. In brief – they’re spicy, tacky, heat little bundles of goodness. An all-rounder appetiser favorite and particularly in excessive demand on recreation day!

So at present, we’re taking all the pieces we love about jalapeño poppers and stuffing it inside hen breast to show it into dinner. It’s like hen breast with an oozy tacky sauce with a little bit heat buzz from the jalapeño. SO GOOD!

Eating Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken

What you want for jalapeño popper stuffed hen

Not that many elements!

The filling

Ingredients in Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken
  • Jalapeños – You’ll need 2 complete jalapeños to get good jalapeño flavour within the filling and a heat buzz. The jalapeño is spicier when uncooked than it’s as soon as cooked on this dish. It’s because the spiciness within the jalapeño spreads all through the filling because it bakes which reduces the spiciness of the jalapeño itself.

    For a non-spicy possibility use inexperienced capsicum/bell pepper as an alternative. Do one of the best you’ll be able to to finely mince it like I do the jalapeño.

  • Cream cheese – This acts because the binder and is our shortcut ingredient for the stuffing. We solely want 60g/2oz which is about 1/4 of a normal 250g/8oz block so you may make this recipe 4 instances! (You’ll wish to 😊)

  • Cheeses – Mozzarella for tacky ooze and parmesan for salt + flavour. Be at liberty to substitute the mozzarella for an additional sort of melty cheese.

  • Garlic powder – For earthy garlic flavour. Substitute with recent garlic.

The seasoned hen

Only a contact of paprika is all we use to flavour the hen. We actually don’t want a lot as a result of the jalapeño popper filling does the heavy lifting on this dish!

Ingredients in Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken

Tips on how to make jalapeño popper stuffed hen

Don’t fret concerning the stuffing and sealing half. Oozage is sweet. In truth, the melty bits with the crispy edges within the pan are one of the best half!

  1. Combine the filling elements collectively. It needs to be creamy and stuff-able.

  2. Minimize a pocket in every hen breast. I discover the simplest manner to do that is to press down on the breast with the palm of your hand to tighten the flesh so it’s simpler to chop. Then reduce as if you might be chopping them into 2 skinny steaks, besides don’t reduce during.

    TIP: Go away the sleek edge intact, reduce by the opposite edge. Appears neater and holds the filling in higher.

    Did you stuff up the pocket? I’ve stuffed it up loads of instances! Don’t fret, simply use toothpicks to seal tears on the bottom/floor/sides. And don’t fear about filling oozing out into the pan when it bakes. There’s at all times some ooze, it by no means stays in fully, it’s only a query of how a lot oozes. You probably have a a number of ooze, simply scoop it up and put it in your hen. (Additionally, I promise to strive very exhausting to not use the phrase “ooze” once more for the remainder of this put up!).

  3. Stuff the hen breast with the filling. Push all of it the best way in – I take advantage of my arms.

  4. Seal utilizing toothpicks as finest you’ll be able to. I often use 3 per breast.

    Obtained filling bursting out by the seams? LUCKY YOU! Think about it when it’s all melty within the pan and crispy golden edges.

  1. Season the hen breast with the paprika and salt. Sprinkle on either side.

  2. Sear the hen breast in an oven-proof skillet for two minutes on either side till golden. They won’t color any extra within the oven so get a pleasant color on them.

  3. Bake for quarter-hour in an 180°C/350°F (160°C fan) oven or till the inner temperature is 67°C/155°F (that is simply totally cooked, which suggests optimum juiciness for breast).

  4. Relaxation for five minutes earlier than consuming. Resting is necessary because it permits the hen juices to turn into reabsorbed into the meat fibres. When you don’t relaxation, the hen juices will run out onto your plate whenever you reduce into the meat, as an alternative of staying within the hen flesh and ending up in your mouth!

Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken straight out of the oven
Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken dinner plate

The jalapeño stuffed hen breast is pictured with a handful of rocket/arugula and cherry tomatoes tossed with my On a regular basis Salad Dressing. As a result of I used to be so caught up ensuring I captured the right cheese ooze I forgot to organize sides for the picture!

If I had been extra ready, I most likely would have added cauliflower mash or mashed potato on the facet together with easy garlic inexperienced beans. A seasoned butter rice would even be an ideal starch possibility and for a lot of extra salad/vegetable sides, head right here and browse my vegetable!

However what do you assume? What would you serve it with? Bread for mopping, pasta, rice, beans? Love studying your concepts. – Nagi x

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Freshly baked Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken

Jalapeño popper stuffed hen


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Recipe video above. I like a stuffed hen – and that is my (present) favorite. Suppose – Jalapeño popper, stuffed inside hen. Heat, tacky, spicy. Fabulous, simple strategy to make hen breast a complete lot extra thrilling!


Jalapeño Popper Stuffing :


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (160°C fan).

  • Minimize pockets into every hen breast (Notice 2), taking care to not reduce during. Minimize on the facet with the fold within the meat, to maintain the sleek facet intact.

  • Stuffing – Microwave the cream cheese for 30 seconds to melt. Combine along with remaining jalapeño popper stuffing elements.

  • Stuff & seal – Stuff contained in the hen pockets, stuffing all of it the best way in! Then seal every hen with 2 or 3 toothpicks. If some stuffing is oozing out, that’s a bonus – it’s one of the best half when it crisps within the pan! Sprinkle each side of the hen with the paprika and salt.

  • Sear – Warmth the oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high warmth. Place the breast smooth-side down, sear for two minutes till golden (it will not color extra within the oven). Flip and sear the opposite facet for an additional 2 minutes.

  • Bake 15 min – Switch the pan to the oven and bake for quarter-hour, or till the inner temperature of the hen reaches 67°C/155°F.

  • Relaxation and serve – Take away the hen to a plate and relaxation for five minutes, then serve!

Recipe Notes:

1. Jalapeño – 2 jalapeños makes the filling mildly spicy, not blow-your-head-off. The spiciness of jalapeños is lowered when cooked in sauces. Basically, the spiciness is unfold all through the filling which reduces the spiciness whenever you chunk right into a little bit of jalapeño. You’ll be able to scale back the jalapeño if you’d like, however 2 actually does convey nice jalapeño flavour to this dish.
Non spicy substitute – inexperienced capsicum/bell pepper, related flavour with out spiciness. Minimize as wanted so you’ll be able to finely diced it, just like the pictured jalapeños.
2. Reducing pockets – Go away the sleek fringe of the hen breast untouched, reduce by the opposite facet. Makes it look neater and holds the filling in higher.
3. Storage – leftovers wil preserve for 3 days within the fridge. Diet per hen breast.

Diet Data:

Energy: 564cal (28%)Carbohydrates: 6g (2%)Protein: 59g (118%)Fats: 33g (51%)Saturated Fats: 14g (88%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 3gMonounsaturated Fats: 12gTrans Fats: 0.03gLdl cholesterol: 204mg (68%)Sodium: 1867mg (81%)Potassium: 954mg (27%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 1270IU (25%)Vitamin C: 4mg (5%)Calcium: 300mg (30%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

My different stuffed hen

I’m stunned I solely have these – I used to be certain I had extra!

Lifetime of Dozer

My writer despatched me essentially the most gigantic bunch of flowers I’ve ever seen to have a good time the US/Can publication of my cookbook! Dozer did a radical test to see if there was something in there for him.


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