Apr 30, 2012

Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken



What happens when you combine Skinny Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken??

Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!

I basically deconstructed my jalapeño poppers and stuffed them into chicken and the results where mouth watering!! I used bread crumbs because I was out of panko, but I think seasoned panko would give these a wonderful crunch like I used on my Skinny Baked Jalapeño Poppers.

I made the serving size a generous two pieces, so a simple vegetable, fiesta lime rice, or a salad on the side would make this a complete meal. Trust me, you won't want to stop at just one!



And those of you on Pinterest, if you want some Skinny Cinco De Mayo inspiration, check out my Cinco De Mayo board!




Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken 
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 2 stuffed breasts • Points +: 9 pts • Smart Points: 9
Calories: 371 • Fat: 17.5 g • Protein: 42.7 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Sugar: 0.6 g
Sodium: 355.8 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 jalapeños, chopped (remove seeds for milder)
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar jack (Sargento)
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 8 thin sliced skinless chicken breast cutlets, 3 oz each
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 juicy limes, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • olive oil non-stick spray

Directions:


Wash and dry chicken cutlets, season with salt and pepper.  Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.

Combine cream cheese, cheddar, scallions, jalapeño and bacon crumbles in a medium bowl.


Lay chicken cutlets on a working surface and spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture on each cutlet. Loosely roll each one, secure the ends with toothpicks to prevent the cheese from oozing out.

Place breadcrumbs in a bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.

Dip chicken in lime-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down on a baking dish. Repeat with the remaining chicken. When finished, lightly spray the top of the chicken with oil spray.


Bake 22-25 minutes, serve immediately.

228 comments :

  1. I've had a bit of trouble with some of the stuffed chicken in the past - the filling ends up oozing out for me. What do you think about using one thicker cutlet, then slicing a pocket into it, and stuffing it that way (double the filling)? One 6oz cutlet would then be 1 serving for 9 points.

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    1. I honestly think that would be harder.

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    2. Hmm.. I might give it a try for the heck of it. I'll let you know how they come out!!

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    3. I've done it before. it's MUCH easier! No rolling and tooth picking! I'm making this tonight and that's what I'm gonna do.

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    4. I also make a pocket in my chicken breasts instead of rolling them when I make stuffed chicken. It's a trillion times easier!!

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    5. Do you still cook yours at 450 for 25 minutes? Or will they take longer since the breasts are thicker? Thanks!

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    6. thanks, I will definitely try it then! I've made chicken with a pocket before and thought it was pretty easy too.. I was curious about the cooking time as well though. I'm thinking since they would be thicker cutlets, that they would take longer..

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  2. Yup we just tried it and it was absolutely delicious! I used cornflakes instead of bread crumb - not sure if that changes the ww points.

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  3. I made this tonight,and it was absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the recipe. Please keep them coming.

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  4. Made thisfor dinner tonight, my first "skinny taste" recipe:) And it was amazing,almost made forget I was trying to diet! Can't wait to start cooking some more of the recipes! Thanks so much:)

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  5. Made this for dinner and it was wonderful! My husband thought it was a big hit, too. Definitely only needed 20 min in the oven. Panko was the way to go...perfect light crunch. Will add a bit more salt to the Panko next time.

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    1. Thanks so much! I think I'm gonna go with panko!

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  6. I just made these for my husband and we both loved them!! I knew it was going well when he starting "yumming" while eating. He could not believe I got them "off that healthly website". He's Mexican and the fresh jalapenos were what sealed the deal for him. Thanks for a great recipe, it's going into our regular rotation!

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  7. I made this for my family and they loved it , the instructions are pretty easy. thanks for the recipe.

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  8. My only difference is to lay a cookie cooling rack in the baking sheet so the chicken can get heat all the way around.. yum!

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  9. Gina, I have a dumb question...I'm fairly new to cooking and we are about to get a freezer for the garage. Would it be ok to roll these up and then freeze them for later on? I'm about to go on vacation for a month and want to make sure that my BF is well fed. Is there anything that's not ok to freeze and bake later?

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    1. I think that would be fine! Thaw them before baking.

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  10. You should put a warning by the jalapenos part, being a complete idiot, I didn't use gloves while chopping the jalapenos and had a terrible reaction!! but this meal was amazing :)

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  11. I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS!!! I paired it with the black bean and corn salsa and it was a perfect combination. I was afraid that the jalepeno's would be too spicy for my children but the cream cheese cut the spicy level down which was great. These definitely taste like jalepeno poppers and would never guess that they are light! This one is a keeper!!!

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  12. Made these last night, I had not planned on it so had to scrounge for bread crumbs. I used half panko and half baked tortilla chips that I crushed in the food processor. They were amazing, a keeper for sure.

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  13. I am a new reader and just made these tonight. It was SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!! I will be making these again for sure!!!! I now have a whole list of your recipes I want to try. :)

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  14. Family loved this - Thank you

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  15. Had this for dinner tonight! It was so good!

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  16. Tried and loved. Thank you!

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  17. i loved this! i also had a little trouble getting all the filling to stay in, but no biggie... i just spooned it up and now its a dipping sauce.

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  18. I Made this last night and it was amazing! My Boyfriend Loved it!!!

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  19. This was delicious! I had it last night for dinner. I didn't like how the thin sliced chicken breasts looked at the store, so I just bought regular boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Then I cut them in half length wise and put them between two pieces of plastic wrap and pounded them thin with a rolling pin. Worked great!

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  20. Made this tonight. AMAZING! This would be one I could make for a dinner party and my guests would think I was going off of my eating plan! I paired it with a great brown rice side salad. 2 cups cooked brown rice, 1 jar Trader Joe's corn salsa, 1 yellow pepper (seeded and diced), 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and diced), 1/2 diced red onion, juice from 2 limes, 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped), 1 can black beans, 1 can kidney beans (both 15 oz size, drained and rinsed), 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, and a little salt and pepper. I wonder what the points are on this side dish. Everything is healthy.......Gina??

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  21. In the oven right now, I can't wait to try them!

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    1. So delicious! Even my picky BF loved it!

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  22. I made this last night. Unbelievably good!! I used fat free cream cheese (that's what i had on hand) and it was still soooo tasty!
    The mister also loved it, which is a plus :) This will definitely be going in our regular rotation

    Thanks!

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  23. I made these last night for dinner as well! Excellent! I followed the recipe as written EXCEPT for on three of the rolls I used the cheese mixture before I put the jalapenos in (DD & I are not big jalapeno fans) and then for the rest of them I added in the peppers. My daughters boyfriend loved them and and 4 roll-ups (I made 10 total). Hubby liked them quite a bit but said he thought they needed more filling, and they probably did as I didn't up the amount of filling I just made it stretch for the extra two rolls. I also think next time I may try cutting the pockets into the chicken breasts and filling them that way rather than making rolls out of them, just to see the different.

    Either way, this recipe will be a repeat in our house and will be added to the cookbooks that I'm putting together for my kiddos. Thanks for a great one!

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  24. Awesome recipe. It was a little trickier than I anticipated as I only had regular chicken breasts and tried to pound them out to make them thinner....except I don't have a meat mallet, so I used my pestle. Which then ripped through the chicken. Nevertheless, I soldiered on and other than it being a bit messy (the cheese mixture melted out of the chicken), no harm done.

    I will just buy the chicken cutlets next time for a much faster/less messy experience.

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    1. Cover the chicken with plastic (or put in a plastic veggie bag or unzipped ziplock) and slap it a few times with a sturdy frying pan. Better than a meal mallet!

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    2. Or just cut your regular chicken breast in half length-wise ;)

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  25. This was delicious! I skipped the breading and put them on the grill. A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

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  26. Made this and the fiesta rice for dinner and it was wonderful!! I used canned jalapenos (much easier) and served a little marinara sauce over the chicken. My husband who is not a fan of light recipes has loved everyone that I have made from your blog. Thanks!!

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  27. This was delicious!! I was a little skeptical at first, because it didn't seem like it would be enough filling but it was soo yummy! My 2 year old LOVED it (I made one for him without the jalapenos in it) I will DEFINITELY be making this again!! Thank you so much Gina :)

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  28. These were amazing! AMAZING...serious. I made two modifications, I used canned green peppers (anaheim style) and no bacon. I made my daughter's without the peppers. She was so excited.

    Even my cheese hating husband loved them, he didn't notice there was cheese. Or maybe he did...lol

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  29. This was awesome! I wish I hadn't halved the recipe because we would have eaten more!

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  30. made this for dinner last night along with the black bean salad and cilantro lime rice. everyone loved it, it was delicious! thanks :)-nicole

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  31. Made this tonight but instead of baking with breadcrumbs we put them on the grill. Very good! Definitely a good way to give chicken more flavor!

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  33. I made this also last nite(I love to read comments from all those who tried, as opposed to I am going to try it, that way I feel like its been tested). Anyways, I "cheated" on the bacon and sprinkled in Bacon Bacon from Tastefully simple, mmmmmmm. NO mess/smell/grease to clean up. I also don't care for spicy food and I enjoyed the crunch of the fresh jalepeno and it seemed not "hot", I am guessing cuz it was fresh? I left in 80% of seeds. Thumbs up overall.

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  34. I made this tonight without the bacon and scallions and it was delicious! I used fat free cream cheese and extra jalapenos and the spice level was perfect! Next time I will try them with the bacon and scallions, I just didn't have any and being VERY pregnant, I didn't want to go to the store today. Very yummy!

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  35. I made this last night using chicken breast! It was SO easy and so amazing!!! Loved it!

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  36. I made this and a side of Gina's easy yellow rice--it was a great side dish! Added some black beans and had a perfect cinco de mayo meal!

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  37. Made these last night & they were a huge hit w/ the hubby! He suggested I make them next time we have company & to put on our weekly menu! DELICIOUS!!!

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  38. Just wanted to say thank you very much! this recipe made our sunny weekend way better! I invited my family and everybody loved it! I will have to do it again sometime next week!

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  39. Made these yesterday, Definately making again!! Awesome!!

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  40. As an Australian who misses jalapeno poppers, I had to make this!! Was sooooooo tasty!! I used whole breasts and just made a pocket and still worked wonderfully.
    Thank you so much for a recipe that reminded me of my many holidays in USA without all of the fat and calories!!

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  41. I made this for Cinco De Mayo. SO, SO, So good! Excellent!

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  42. I am a bigger woman, and I have just started Weight Watchers on the Points+ program. I just have to say that this site is a wonderful discovery! I wasn't so sure that I could make it, but I have faith now! This recipe looks amazing, and you get 2 breasts per serving, for only 9 points, INCREDIBLE!

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  43. My husband wants to know if you could make the filling into a dip! He loved it! Thanks so much!

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  44. This chicken recipe was amazing!! Everyone loved it and it just tasted so good, definitely making this again.

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  45. My boyfriend asked if i could make this every night!

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  46. So Good!!! Just finished eating and had to come and tell you how delicious this was. Thanks for another great rescipe!!!!

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  47. I just made this for dinner tonight and it was one of the best chicken dishes I have ever made. My husband wanted to know when I would make this again! Thanks for all of the recipes Gina!

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  48. Made this for dinner this week, it was terrific! It has made it into the dinner rotation binder

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  49. I was an idiot and forgot to buy jalapenos and didn't realize it until I was in the middle of making them! Oops! They were still fantastic! Definitely a keeper!

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  50. I made this tonight and my BF loved it! This is totally his kind of food - and I left the jalapenos out of mine cause I am a wimp about spice. Another tasty recipe:)

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  51. Made this for dinner tonight...and it was Amazeballs. The DH had 3 pieces, and was making yummy noises the entire time. Great recipe- thank you for sharing!!

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  52. Thank you for this! It was only my husband and I eating, so I made 4 pieces, but made the same amount of filling - which was a good idea, because even though I toothpicked the ends, some of the filling still baked out. So I just nuked the leftover filling and made a little "bed" on the plate and put the 2 pieces of baked chicken on top - problem solved and no cheesy goodness lost :) I also seasoned my plain panko bread crumbs with a lime zest/pepper spice blend. We LOVED it, and it will definitely be a regular on our dinner menu. I served it with cilantro lime rice and sauteed green beans with some citrus flavoring.

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  53. Made this for dinner; delicious!

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  54. made it for dinner tonight and it was awesome !

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  55. I prepped this last night and popped in in the oven today and it was AWESOME (as any of your recipes I've tried so far are)
    I didn't use bacon since I'm not a big fan.
    I had leftover backed mac and cheese that I had to use or lose so that and steamed string beans were the side. I used the mixture that came out of the cutlets on my string beans. I'm going to use the rest of the cream cheese to make a warm dip it was that good.
    As someone else suggested I'm going to try either a pocket or just fold over a cutlet rather than roll them next time and I wish I had a BBQ to try them grilled.

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  56. I made this over the weekend and it was so delicious. My family loved it as well. I followed the recipe exactly; it's a definite keeper. I served it with the fiesta lime rice.

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  57. This recipe was great! I agree it is a keeper!

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  58. super good! drizzled extra lime at the end. Biggest takeaway is that I made an extra batch of the filling and keep it in the fridge. Makes an awesome egg white omelette with some chipolte seasoning added! So yummy!

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  59. Instead of bread crumbs I used Fiber One cereal that I put in the blender and made crumbs out of it. Has more flavor and less calories...they were wonderful

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  60. These are awesome! We used panko bread crumbs with some garlic pepper salt and italian seasoning.

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  61. I loved the filling so much that I have used it on a grilled portabella mushroom and to make potato skins. Both were delicious.

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  62. Of all the recipes I've tried so far (and I've loved them all) this was the BEST. Absolutely delicious. I have to admit, I used Hormel bacon bits to save time. Thank you for a site which has made dieting easy.

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  63. Oh my goodness this was super yummy. Thanks for this one. Now I just can't decide which of your many recipes is my favorite.

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  64. This is sooo delicious. I didn't coat the chicken in bread crumbs, instead I sprayed it with a little extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled some Mrs. Dash chicken rub on it. Baked it for 20min and it was amazing. Will definently be making this again :)

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  65. This was ridiculously delicious!!!!!!!!!!!! Kroger is silly & runs out of chicken breast really fast but I was able to get the small strips of chicken breast. I was worried all the cheese would come out but it actually worked really well! They were like bite size jalapeno popper chicken! This was amazing!!! Seriously amazing!!!!! Although my mouth is slightly on fire. :)

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  66. Delish!
    We loved it!

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  67. Loved, loved it! Even my husband the non-chicken person in our house loved it and asked for me to make it again.

    Next time I will make with a pablano pepper which is a little less spicy and I totally love its smokey sweet flavor. If I am short on time, I think it would be good with a can of green chilis as well.

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  68. I have used jalapeno flavored kettle chips crushed instead of bread crumbs. also used poblano peppers. its great!

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  69. I made this tonight and it was great! I don't like spicy food, so I was a little apprehensive about using all three jalapenos (even with seeds removed). There was no need to worry; these turned out great!

    I made a couple changes: 1) I used turkey bacon, and 2) I only made 6 cutlets. I recalculated points given my changes (keeping the same amount of filling, even though I didn't quite use it all, and subtracting 1.3 oz of breadcrumbs since I only used 1.1 oz). My points turned out to be 7 points per piece, but having one piece paired with the fiesta rice and a big serving of veggies is more than enough!

    Thanks for another great one, Gina!

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  70. I made these last week and my dad said it was the best chicken he's ever had! We don't eat a lot of carbs so I paired it with a mixed green salad with black beans corn and avocado which was delish!

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  71. These were awesome!! I have the hardest time with stuffing and rolling chicken, (I'm just challenged that way), so I cut a pocket and stuffed them, then just put them pocket up in the pan, so they wouldn't leak, and it worked great. Not messy at all, crispy and good! Loved every bit of it. I couldn't really taste the bacon, though, so I might leave it out next time.

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  72. Yum, yum, yum. Made this for dinner, and it is restaurant quality!! Drooling just thinking about it and sad there are no leftovers. THANK YOU!!

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  73. I am on weight watchers and I cooked this last night for dinner (sans the Japs because I'm not into spicy food) and OMG it was DELISH!!!!! I am sooo glad I found this site :D

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  74. I made this yesterday, and OMG i can't wait to make it again! My BF loved it and he is hard to please... Can't wait to try many many many more!!!!

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  75. These are SOOOO good !!! I made 24 of them for my freezer. 45 minutes at 450 did the trick ! YUM !

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    1. Did you freeze them uncooked? Did you defrost them before putting them in the oven? Sorry, one more question - did you freeze them in the pan or put them in another container? Thanks!!

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  76. Loved this! And so did my boyfriend, which is great! He loves spicy so I added more jalapeno, used the panko as you said, used turkey bacon instead, and used fat free cream cheese! Delicious. He even heat up the leftovers and ate them the next night! I love being able to cook something with a lot less calories, but still having that feeling of eating something that isn't "diet" food. My BF asked me if I was sure it was from skinnytaste:) Thank you for your website...it's amazing!! I am making the shephard's pie tonight! (He is British, so I hope he approves:))

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  77. This was AMAZING!! This is the first recipe I made from this site and now I can't wait to explore more! I honestly couldn't believe how wonderful this was considering the nutritional stats.
    One quick question. Well, maybe two. 1) Can we email Gina directly with questions? If so, how? 2) I am an online Weight Watchers member and tried to calculate the points by using the recipe builder but ended up with two points higher than listed above. When, however, I used just the nutritional information provided by Gina, I found it to be exactly as she has reported. I didn't include the jalapenos as I know sometimes the recipe builder adds for 0 point veggies, so I really don't see what happened! Thanks for your thoughts.
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  78. This was really delicious! I used panko bread crumbs and seasoned them with Fiesta Party Dip mix from Tastefully Simple. I also made the Lime Fiesta Rice for the side, as suggested. Everything was fresh, flavorful and light. Will definitely put this into my normal rotation. Glad to know that it is easily freezable as well!

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  79. Oh these are like heaven!! I will definately make these again and they're so easy to make!!

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  80. You've outdone yourself (once again)!!! We had this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. We can't thank you enough!

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  81. Making this for the second time tonight! When I first made it my husband said with a big smile on his face, "I insist this is on our dinner rotation weekly!". He absolutely loves jalapeno poppers and this is a great way to make the same taste into a meal.

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  82. I'm a casserole kind of girl and luckily my husband is a casserole kind of guy. As delicious as this recipe looks and sounds I didn't want to mess with chicken cutlets mainly because I had boneless/skinless chicken breasts in the freezer. I took them out, cut them up (frozen, with a good knife), mixed everything up together and threw it in one dish. I'm eating it now, with a Pampered Chef skinny margarita and some lime tortilla chips and it is TO DIE FOR!!! Thanks so much!!!

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    1. Sam Bradberry5/21/12, 7:46 PM

      I just thought of something.... The lime chips would probably be great as a topping/crust.

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  83. Made this for dinner tonight and it was a HUGE HIT...even my 6 year old asked for seconds! I had to substitute red onions for scallions, as I didn't have scallions on hand. I look forward to what it will taste like with the right ingredients :). I sautéed tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions and garlic and served that as a side. They paired nicely together.
    This will be regular in our house!! Thank you so much!

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  84. Another winner! I only had one fresh pepper so I added a bunch of jarred jalapeños as well- such a good addition. I can't get over how much these really taste like poppers... you hit the nail on the head with this one Gina! Thanks so much!

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  85. My huband and I made this last night and it was delicious!! He absolutely loved it. We used seasoned Panko in place of the bread crumbs and substituted chopped green chiles from the can in place of jalapenos just to make it easier. It was fantastic and is going into the regular rotation.

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  86. This was so good! I have recommended it to all my friends who are looking for healthy filling recipes.

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  87. I made these tonight for dinner and they are delish! I could not believe the flavor...oooo the bacon was so good! I made it with your black bean, tomato, avocado side dish. What an amazing complete healthy meal. Thanks as always Gina.

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  88. This was delicious, my husband had seconds (always a good sign). I'm even a wuss with spice but the jalapenos added so much flavor and very little bite. But I think the points+ that was listed is wrong...I followed it to a tee and imputed it in the recipe builder myself and it read 11 points+

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  89. This was a big hit in our family. My guy said that it was his favorite. i made the Fiesta Lime Rice recipe, as suggested and it was perfect! He doesn't really like rice but he ate a ton of this. And, of course, i felt great that i was making him a healthy meal.
    i found this very easy to make. i've rolled chicken breasts up before. Learned how to make cutlets (cut a breast in half) on the internet. i find that if i dip the chicken thoroughly, in this case, the oil mixture, then the breadcrumbs, it seals the rolls up and makes the inside mixture not leak as much. Even if it does leak - it's still great!
    Thank you so much. You're a genius!

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  90. easy to make and so delicious!

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  91. Made this tonight. Huge hit with the hubby!

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  92. Made these this week with the suggested side... Amazing!!!!!!!!! My hubby and I are having friends over tonight and are using the popper filling for some mushrooms we are going to stuff!

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  93. I made this last night with chicken breast that I cut and pounded down - it was AMAZING! My fiancee woke up in the middle of the night to have his 3rd helping! I skipped the scallions and didn't miss them. I LOVE the idea of using the lime and oil to help the breadcrumbs stick - I could faintly taste the lime on the cooked chicken. PERFECT!

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  94. If you're not into spicy (like myself) - you can substitute with the jarred tamed jalapenos. It gives you the flavor, without the hot! My absolute favorite.

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  95. made this for dinner tonight, soooooo good. Will be making this again.

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  96. I've made this at least 4 times since I've discovered this recipe and I couldnt be more in love with it! I skip the bacon and add a bit more lime and it's amazing! Thanks for the great blog with the most delicious recipes!

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  97. I just wanted to say thank you for this recipe! I made it for dinner last night with the Fiesta Lime Rice, and it was the best meal I've cooked in a long time! You hit a home run with this one!

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  98. Great recipe! It is definitely a keeper... Next time I might put the jalapenos in the food processor somyoumdont have as much as a crunch.

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  99. Once again, a GREAT recipe. We had this tonight with the Cauliflower fritters (yes, a bit rich all together, but YUM). My husband's first words were, "I like the lime breadcrumbs." We loved it. As usual, it halved perfectly. I used turkey bacon instead of regular. And I love the suggestion of the poster who mentioned putting the chicken on a rack in the dish so it gets toasty all around. I'll have to try that one.

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  100. Oh, one other difference, I put the chopped jalepenos into the pan with the bacon (once the bacon was all crispy) and just cooked it for a minute to soften. BUT BE CAREFUL! Cooking hot peppers can make strong, fumes - do not breath them in. But that kept them from being crunchy.

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  101. Has anyone else done this, but made it low carb by omitting the panko/topping entirely? That would be the way I'd want to do it for me and my hub.

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    1. Kristin, I thought of doing that too. I would still use the lime juice and oil so not to dry them out:)

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  102. OMG!! this was so yummy! Everything you touch turns to deliciousness. Thanks for all the recipes. Keeps dieting a little easier when you have so many great yummy recipes to choose from.

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  103. I have no idea how no one has commented on the burning of their hands after chopping the jalapenos, but my hand is burning like crazy right now.

    WEAR GLOVES. PLEASE. DO IT. You will regret not wearing them.

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  104. Amazing! So glad I found this website!

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  105. I made this last night, It was really good, husband liked it too! And he is not a big chesse fan. Although I cooked it a couple minutes too long, the cheese came out on the sides. But, I didnt think the way I toothpicked them was right... Regardless it was refreshing and good!

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  106. My daughter made this last night for dinner and it was delicious. Instead of purchasing a whole package of bacon (which we usually don't eat) she used a bacon bits pkg which worked well.

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  107. I traded the center cut bacon for turkey back and this was still so delicious... Thank you for your recipes and making WW a little less boring ;)

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  108. Just made these for dinner. Sooo yummy!!! I will be making these again. A big thank you for the recipe :)

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  109. I made this today... Yummy!

    I used mozzarella because cheddar is not easy to find where I live. I only used 2 jalapeños. I used lemon instead of lime (I always do that) and I added the zest to the breadcrumbs. I ended up with a few tiny breast pieces that I couldn't roll so I just breaded them and put some of the cheese mixture on top, those browned really really nice I might try doing that instead of rolling next time.

    Thanks Gina for all your recipes, I've been trying at least one of them every weekend for the last month or so and I am yet to be disappointed', I have made the buffalo turkey burgers a few times, so easy and tasty.

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  110. My boyfriend and I made these last night, they were SO GOOD! We couldn't get enough. Thanks!

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  111. I just want to thank you for all the work you put into this site. I started Weight Watchers again about 2 months ago and having your recipes available has made it so much easier. I have made so many of your recipes and they have all been delicious and I've lost 11 lbs, so far.

    I made this recipe for dinner this week and oh my goodness, was it delicious. My husband actually put his fork down in the middle of dinner and said, "you will be making these again, right? They are amazing!" This is coming from a guy who really is not a foodie (unless it comes to cookies and cake).

    I had to fight over the left overs because he wanted them all for his lunches for the week.

    Thanks again. I don't know what I would do if I hadn't discovered your site.

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  112. just put them in the oven. This is my second time making them. yummy!

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  113. Fixed this for my boyfriend tonight.....said it's the best thing I've made so far. It was awesome!!!

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  114. I love all the stuffed chicken recipes. But I HATE the processing of rolling and stuffing the chicken! So I chopped the chicken small, mixed everything together and baked it like a casserole. It took longer to bake, but tasted the same as when I rolled it and soooo much easier :)

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  115. i made this in a pork roast. it was great. will make again!

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  116. ncbeachbum7/9/12, 2:10 PM

    Instead of breading them I left the bacon out of the filling and instead wrapped it around the chicken roll and threw them on the grill then brushed a bit of BBQ sauce on them! Gracious it was good! Thank you for this one! Keeper!

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  117. Just tried this recipe...LOVED IT!! Only did a couple things different; omitted the cheddar cheese, used plain bread crumbs, and baked them a little longer. My husband, who is hard to please, suggested roasting the peppers the next time!! The next time was a positive from him..lol

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  118. This was absolutely delicious. My husband liked it too. Will definitely be making again!

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  119. Delicious as usual Gina! You are truly my weight watchers life saver! This is one of my new favorites!

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  120. This was delicious and turned out great!! My husband loved it! I am so excited to try other recipes from your website!

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  121. I made these the other night for 3 hungry boys and they could not get enough of them. They couldn't even tell that they were "skinny" thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

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  122. I made this last night, and it was so good!!! It was my first skinnytaste recipe and I was so impressed! My husband is so sick of feeling like he is on a diet too. Your website is helping me bring the food we love back into our house without the guilt!

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  123. I have made this recipe SO many times now....it's one of my defaults for impressing guests! (And they don't even know it's skinny!) Thanks Gina!

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  124. WOW! This was so awesome. My husband said this was his new favorite kind of chicken. I made it with the Fiesta Lime rice and the entire meal was a hit! Thanks Gina!!

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  125. I made this recipe last night and it was AMAZING! I made a few changes to the recipe mainly because I had just made your jalapeno poppers and wanted to use up for ingredients. I used panko crumbs instead of bread crumbs, regular cream cheese because that was what I had on had, and extra scallions to use up the rest. I loved this recipe so much and my boyfriend says he wants to eat it again soon! Next time, I will add a little cayenne pepper to the lime mixture to add a little heat on the outside of the chicken. I was surprised how NOT spicy this dish is and we LOVE spicy so cayenne is a must in my pantry! Thanks for the recipe!

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  126. My husband loved this, but I thought it was just okay. I didn't like the way the lime juice tasted, so if I do make this again, I will use just oil or oil and egg whites.

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  127. YUM. My husband is super picky and he loved it. I didn't have cream cheese so I used light Laughing Cow swiss wedges and a little sour cream. Fantastic! Thanks Gina!

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  128. I have to tell you... I have made this about four times now. We LOVE IT!!!! I'll be making it AGAIN tomorrow.... DEEEEEELICIOUS!!!!! :)

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  129. Delicious recipe. Used turkey bacon and subbed corn flake crumbs for half the breadcrumbs. Not sure which is better...this recipe or the blue cheese buffalo stuffed chicken.

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  130. I made these tonight, and they were yummy! A bit spicy for me, probably because I kept some of the seeds in for my hubby. He loved them. Ate four.

    I used panko breadcrumbs, but 1/2 cup wasn't enough. I probably used close to a full cup. I used turkey bacon because it's what I had on hand. We couldn't really taste the lime, not sure why not. Maybe because of the panko? I had my hubby make me cutlets from the breasts of a whole chicken I bought, and now I'm making your stock recipe with the carcass. Well, it'll be stock, not broth, but yummy all the same. I think next time we will cook the jalapenos a little. They were a tad crunchy for us.
    Thanks for a great recipe!

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  131. Just made this for the second time tonight, I love all your stuffed chicken recipes.

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  132. DELICIOUS!!! My hubby took the leftovers to work the next day!

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  133. This is so easy and flavorful! Gina you are amazing :)

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  134. This was absolutely amazing!

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  135. I made this the other night for my boyfriend with your oven baked onion rings and he LOVED it! It wasn't difficult at all to throw everything together and it tasted great. I'm relatively new to this site and so far I have NOT been disappointed. Love it and the daily recipes that pop up on my Facebook!

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  136. Made this for the second time today and my boyfriend and I absolutely love it. It's so good and it's one of those recipes where you can't it's skinny.

    I didn't have bacon so I added chorizo instead and it worked absolutely great. The smokiness and spices of the chorizo really worked well with the cheese.

    Thank you again for such an awesome recipe and I can't wait for your cookbook to come out!

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  137. Cintyasaurusrex10/5/12, 1:06 AM

    Made this tonight(minus the bacone..didn't have any) for my brother and my boyfriend!! The boyfriend wasn't thrilled with the jalapeno but he enjoyed them anyway. As for me they were delicious and I'll definetely be saving this recipe! Thanks :)

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  138. I made this for dinner last night and had the left overs for dinner tonight. Super good both nights! It's on my regular menu now! THANKS!

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  139. Is there a big difference in Calories if I use a 4oz Chicken Breast instead of the 3 oz Breasts?

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  140. I made this chicken tonight and it was delicious! I thought I may taste the lime on the chicken but you couldn't really at all. It was just really, really spicy because I didn't take the seeds out of the jalapenos, which I will probably do next time I make it (which will be soon!).

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  141. This is our new favorite recipe. Making it again tonight!

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  142. This is one of my favorite recipes. I dont use bacon or scallions and I use part skim mozzarella cheese and panko breadcrumbs. One of the most delicious things I have ever tasted in my life!

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  143. Thanks for the recipe! Where can I find the recipe to the side dish pictured with the chicken?

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    1. I think its this one
      http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/06/southwestern-black-bean-salad.html

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  144. 371 calories for 2 chicken breasts that does not sound right, this recipe has cheese, bacon and cream cheese...

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  145. I agree with JesseGirl - briefly sauteing the jalepenos calms the heat and sweetens them a bit. In an effort to make this recipe gluten-free, I tried it without the breadcrumbs. It turned out a bit too tart for me, so I think I might try adding some sugar-free sweetener to the lime juice-olive oil mixture next time to make it taste like "margarita" chicken. Filling was great though.

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  146. If you can believe it, this recipe got my husband in the kitchen and cooking. He prepared it all himself..and followed your recipe exactly. It was to die for! It was SOOOO good. He was so proud of himself. Please keep the "husband friendly" recipes coming!

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  147. Made this last night with the fiesta lime rice. WOWZERS!!! Normally I avoid jalapenos, but my boyfriend loves them so I thought it'd be a nice treat. I LOVED THIS DISH!!! The jalapenos (minus seeds) added awesome flavor and warmth without burning your mouth out. Unbelievably tasty! And the rice paired perfectly with the chicken. Definitely making this one again!

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  148. This was delish! I didn't have any cream cheese on hand so I used the Laughing Cow cheese spread and it was heaven! Gina, you totally RoCk and can't thank you enough for your creative, healthy recipes.

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  149. DE-LISH!! We loved it!!

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  150. very good

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  151. This recipe is absolutely fabulous! Since I've found it (two weeks ago) I've made it twice, can't get enough! My grocery store has Perdue thinly sliced breasts so I just use them but typically only 5-6 in a package. I make the filling the same amount and any leftover I put in a small bowl and put it in the oven for 10-15 minute and it makes an amazing dip! I am headed to a party this weekend and might just make the filling in a dish as a dip for the party!

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  152. Your recipes are the only ones that I stick to 100%.This is now a weekly recipe in my house! Thank you.

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  153. My husband and I have made this several times now, and we agree it is the BEST chicken recipe we have. Thanks!

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  154. My husband LOVES poppers so I thought I would try this tonight. He LOVED it so much he informed me that it was in his top ten. I figured that meant he wanted it in our regular rotation, but he stopped me to clarify. He thought it was one of the top 10 recipes he has EVER had, including restaurants and his mother. WoW! Thanks for the recipe I foresee us making this recipe over and over and over again.

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  155. Found this recipe on pintrest. I tried it and I loved it! So delish!

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  156. Made this dish on sunday- it was realy good!!!!!

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  157. I made this over the weekend (without the bacon) and it was VERY good! My husband and I loved it! I will definitely be making these again:)

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  158. Delicious! I made this tonight and my boyfriend said it was so good he could eat every piece! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  159. Sooooo yummy! It was very filling too. Made it with some fiesta lime rice and it totally fulfilled my Mexican craving!

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  160. I make great recipes all the time but rarely remake them cos I'm always wanting to try something new. This, however, I make often. I prefer it with whole foods thinly sliced chicken.

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  161. Thanks Gina. i agree, you are a genius! My husband absolutely loves this dish. i make the Fiesta Lime Rice as suggested. Made it just now. Put it in fridge and then all i'll have to do is pop it in the oven when we wanna eat tonight.

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  162. This is one of my new absolute favorite recipes. My whole family loves it and requests that I make it at least once a week! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

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  163. Just made this tonight and all I can say is Wow! Thank you so much Gina for inspiring us to cook healthy and delicious food. I have used many of your recipes over the past year which have helped me on my WW journey to lose 80lbs!

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  164. I just discovered your website and made this tonight for the family. OH MY GOODNESS, it was soo delicious!! This will definitely be roatating back into our regular menu. Everyone loved it.

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  165. Thanks for sharing! We made this last night and loved it!!

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  166. This is very delicious! I made it two nights in a row by request. Love the lime!

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  167. I made these for dinner without the bacon and shollots, added regular onion instead and they were absolutely amazing! My boyfriend was shocked that he could eat so much cheese and still be within calories. I bought a pack of 6 thin slied chicken breasts so each had just a little extra stuffing.

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  168. Had this tonight. Didn't come out exactly like the picture but still tasted great! The jalapeño gave it a great kick and wasn't too spicy.

    Will be making this again soon!

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  169. I just made this last night and it turned out wonderful. I used laughing cow queso cheese and it added even more flavor, thanks for the idea!

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  170. I loved this recipe! Definately saving this in my recipe box.

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  171. Thank you for making our dinner routine not so "routine." My kids loved this :)

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  172. I made these last night. I think next time I will have the butcher pound my cutlets a little. They didn't roll up very well and my filling was coming out, so I could only use 1/2 of the filling. BUT I persevered and they are really delish. I want to try them again with all the filling this time. I also used Italian panko. Great recipe and I really love this site. You use real ingredients and that is very important to me. Thanks Gina!

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  173. I made this last night and it was delcious! I accidently put the lime juice in the cheese mix rather than with the oil but it still tasted great. Super filling and was a hit!

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  174. Made this tonight....YUM! Like a previous commenter, I also served it with the fiesta rice, great combo. Kind of a lot of prep work for a work night, but with a good payoff! Will definitely make both again.

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  175. I just made these and they were amazing. Even my picky boys ate and loved them. The filling did ooze out a bit, but the part that oozed out got nice and brown and tasted wonderful.

    Love your recipes. Everything I have tried has been excellent!

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  176. We Loved it!!!!! Thank you for sharing. I left the jalapenos out of the kids and my husband and i had extra with ours. OUTSTANDING!!

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  177. These were delicious!! I used regular chicken breasts, sliced them in half and pounded them slightly. I used turkey bacon. And while I liked them with scallions, I might leave them out next time for a more original "jalapeño popper" taste. Thanks for the great recipe! :)

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  178. Made this today, and it was amazing! Although, when I put this all into the recipe builder for WW, it said it was 10 pts for the same serving? Could it be because I used panko? Either way, absolutely AMAZING!!!! Recommend to anyone!

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  179. Made this last night but skipped the breadcrumbs, just baked. SO GOOD! absolutely loved the kick of the jalapenos and the flavors compliment the chicken perfectly! Another great recipe to add to my tops!

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  180. YUM! I used panko breadcrumbs instead of Italian, and cooked the chicken on a cooling rack in the oven-- soo crispy and delicious! My husband loved the filling so much he had me make extra the second time so he could eat it straight out of the bowl :P Thanks so much!

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  181. Made this last night. Absolutely amazing. I left the bread crumbs off to keep it low carb and used turkey bacon instead of regular. Very very good!

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  182. Made these last night. Absolutely amazing! We used planko crumbs instead of italian bread crumbs and the crunch WAS awesome. I only had one chicken as we served it with couscous and I got very full. I've been excited for the left overs since last night. So happy I found this recipe, it will definitely be made again!

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  183. So delicious! Definitely will make this one again. We paired it with sweet potato fries...not the healthiest option but yummmm!

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