Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken

  • Time: 50 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 6 Jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cups mixed mozzarella & cheddar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup double cream
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Thinly cut bacon, cooked until crisp and cut into narrow strips
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Jalapenos are without a doubt a Mexican icon up there with sombreros and Frida Kahlo. These smooth, glossy torpedoes of joy are ubiquitous not only south of the border but north too, peppering Tex-Mex cuisine with their distinctive mellow heat and dark green hue. Combined with chicken, bucketloads of cheese and that classic prerequisite for a good time, double cream, you are onto a winner.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the cream cheese, jalapenos, two cheeses, salt, pepper and cream. Set aside.
  2. Cut parallel slices down the length of each chicken breast then lay them in a greased skillet and insert alternate slices of cheese and bacon into each.
  3. Season then spoon over dollops of the cheesy popper mixture. Bake for around 40 - 50 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the chicken has cooked through.
  4. Serve with salad to offset all that dairy.

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