This picture says it all.
These are loaded with cheese
goodness that will make the whole
family beg for more!
You can make these with a full
size chicken breast if you are wanting
a larger portion. But I am warning you
they are VERY FILLING!
I made them using tenders because I
wanted to serve them as a finger food
while watching football!
I also baked a few of these instead of frying
them. They turned out great!
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Tenders
*This filling filled 10 tenders*
10 Skinless Chicken Tenders
1 (8oz.) Cream Cheese~ softened
1/2 C. Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese
3-4 Jalapeno Peppers~ seeded/ minced
1 TBSP Frank's Hot Sauce
1 tsp. Garlic~ minced
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
2 C. Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Oil ~if you choose to fry them
Start by blending the cream cheese,
cheddar cheese, jalapeno, hot sauce,
garlic, salt and onion powder together.
Cut a slit into each chicken tender,
making sure not to cut all the way through.
Fill each with the cheese jalapeno mixture.
Next Roll them into the panko
bread crumbs, securing with a
couple of toothpicks.
Continue until all tenders are breaded.
At this point if you can decide if you
would rather bake or fry.
If baking you will need to place them
on a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven
baking for 15 minutes, turn each piece
over and bake again for another 15 minutes.
make sure the chicken is no longer pink.
For frying you will need to pour about
a cup of canola oil in a skillet,
on medium heat. Place tenders in hot oil,
cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Drain excess oil off on paper towels,
remove toothpicks before serving.
Sounds like a WIN to me!