RECIPE: Green Chile & Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Green Chile & Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Chicken (2 servings)

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 whole canned green chiles
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Garlic Powder, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Cut a horizontal slit along the center of the thin long edge of the chicken breast, nearly through to the other side. Roll the cheese into a tube and place into the whole green chile. Place the green chile into the chicken breast. Close the slit together with toothpicks. Season each sie of the chicken with the salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
  3. Heat the oil in an oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, place the chicken in the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the chicken and place the skillet into the oven. Cook for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Let the chicken rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Source: For the Love of Cooking

Personal Review: Such another great recipe, in my opinion! I am not very good at stuffing everything properly, but it still makes a very good recipe. You don’t necessarily have to have the oven proof skillet; the first time I made this I didn’t even own one and I just transferred it to a square baking dish and it still turned out very good. Sometimes when I make this I season it with some seasoned salt instead of regular salt. I usually add a little bit more cheese because we love cheese in this house. And if you follow the above link to the original source of this recipe, you will see how pretty everything comes out for her – yeah, it so does not look like that when I make it. The cheese melts everywhere and is just an overall mess. Haha. I also do not slice it, I just serve the chicken breasts intact.

Overall a quick weeknight meal that is quite yummy 🙂