Jalapeno Popper Chicken

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jalapeno popper chicken macros

Thomas saw this recipe on Buzzfeed and decided to give it a go. I recommended some replacement options to reduce total calories & fat content. We used fat free cream cheese and low fat cheddar cheese to lighten things up. We also used less oil for frying and opted for a longer cook time in the oven. You can easily change this recipe to be low fat cream cheese, fat free cheddar, or even skip the breading! That’s why I love flexible dieting so much, it is so easy to adapt a recipe to meet your macronutrient needs. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Recipe:

  • 2lb chicken breast
  • 4 oz fat free cream cheese (could do cottage cheese or a mix of the two instead for more protein)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and jalapeno. Slice a pocket into each chicken breast to stuff the filling in. Stuff each chicken breast with mixture and seal shut. Dip the chicken into the flour, then egg whites, then bread crumbs. Brown chicken in oil on the stove. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and when the chicken is golden brown (about 3-4 mins each side)  transfer to baking dish and bake for 20 mins. Enjoy!

Macros (recipe makes 8, serving is 4 oz): 367 calories, 15g fat, 26g carbs, 36g protein, 2g fiber

 

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