Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Delicious Mexican twist on chicken kiev! Found in Southern Living but added my changes with or. Goes really well with Cheesy Salsa Rice.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 (4 1/2 ounce) can green chilies
- 2 ounces monterey jack cheese or 2 ounces jalapeno jack cheese, cut into 4 strips
- 1⁄4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese or 1⁄4 cup romano cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash pepper (to taste)
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- Put chicken in ziploc bag and flatten with meat mallet or rolling pin. Place chilies and cheese in middle of breast and roll up from short end; secure with toothpicks.
- Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan/romano, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken rolls in melted butter then dredge in breadcrumbs. Place in greased 9x9 baking dish. Cover and chill for 8 hours to combine flavors.
- Bake at 400 for 30-45 minutes or until chicken is done; discard toothpicks. Serve with salsa.
This recipe is very good and relatively easy. The recipe didn't say what kind of green chilies to use and I think mine overpowered the cheese and the breading because it was a bit too hot, so I think something like jalapenos would have been better. I think next time I would use more mild chilies. I served it with a Spanish rice.
Chicken,chillies and cheese are just meant to be married together, and this recipe showcases this perfectly.
We loved the flavour of the crisp crumb mixture against the moist tender chicken and then into the spicy gooey cheese..delicious.
Served with a simple salad it made for a most enjoyable dinner...thumbs up for you Sweets x
Made for PRMR.
I tried this recipe for dinner last night. It turned out excellent. I squirted some fresh lime juice on the chicken after it came out of the oven. I served it with steamed rice to which I added cut up fresh red bell pepper, green onions & mushrooms & steamed broccoli with dill. What an explosion of taste. Thanks for the recipe.