Monterrey Jack Stuffed Chicken Bundles

Oozing the cheesy goodness, these Stuffed Chicken Bundles are easy enough for a busy week night, but have a look that makes them perfect for a special dinner.Monterey Jack Stuffed Chicken Bundles

Monterrey Jack Stuffed Chicken Bundles

The recipe uses reduced fat Monterrey Jack cheese and cilantro.  These remind me of one of my favorite restaurant offerings (except they put ham in the chicken too!).  By making them at home, I can lighten up the calories a bit but still leave loads of flavor.

These delicious bundles are very easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. The chicken is coated with a seasoned cornmeal and then filled with cheese and cilantro and pan fried. They are moist and delicious and very pretty to look at.

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Yield: 4

Monterey Jack Stuffed Chicken Bundles

Monterey Jack Stuffed Chicken Bundles

Moneterrey Jack cheese and chili powder gives the filling for these stuffed chicken bundles a rich and spicy finish.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp of fresh cilantro
  • 8 ounces of reduced fat Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • fresh cilantro to garnish.

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts between saran wrap and flatten with a meat mallet or rolling pin until the breast is 1/8 inches thick.
  2. Divide the cilantro evenly over the chicken pieces. Add 2 ounces of the cheese to each chicken piece. Fold in the sides and roll the chicken into a bundle. Secure with a wooden toothpick.
  3. Combine the cornmeal, chili powder and salt in a small dish. In a separate dish, combine the egg white and water and whisk.
  4. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg white mixture and then into the cornmeal mixture, making sure the chicken is coated well.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a non stick pan over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook about 10 minutes until they are browned well. Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking another 10 - 12 minutes.
  6. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve with salsa.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 592 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 201mg Sodium: 764mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 68g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
 

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