Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is from our local Fire Department. It looks complicated but is really very easy.
Pepper Jack Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 8 slices bacon, diced
- 1 poblano pepper, julienned
- 4 slices monterey jack pepper cheese
- 2 cups flour, seasoned with
- salt and pepper
- 4 eggs, well beaten
- 3 cups corn chips, finely crushed or pulsed in food processor
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
- 4 roasted red peppers
- 1⁄2 red onion, cut in 1 inch dice
- 1 cup chicken stock
- Pepper Jack Chicken: Pound chicken as thin as possible without tearing.
- Saute bacon, adding poblano pepper and onion.
- Cook until bacon is done and poblano pepper and onion are softened.
- Place 1 slice of cheese on each piece of chicken.
- Top with some of the bacon/veggie mixture.
- Fold in sides of chicken, then roll up.
- Use a toothpick to hold bundle together, if desired.
- Bread each roll by first rolling in flour, then eggs, then corn chips.
- Place on cookie sheet.
- Spray or brush the top of each bundle with butter or margarine.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Serve with roasted red pepper sauce.
- Roasted Red Pepper Sauce: To roast peppers, blacken on all sides over a gas flame or a hot barbeque fire or under the broiler.
- When all sides are black, place in a paper sack and seal.
- After 15 minutes, remove peppers from bag and rinse under cold water.
- Peel should come right off.
- Remove seeds.
- Cut into 1 inch squares.
- Saute peppers and onions in a skillet until onions are soft.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Place in blender with 1/4 cup of stock, and puree.
- Add remaining stock, 1/4 cup at a time.
- Blend until smooth.
While this recipe looks complicated it is really rather easy, and produces chicken that is highly flavorful. I did use reduced fat cheese, turkey bacon and egg substitute with good success. The pepper sauce is delicious and a perfect compliment to the chicken. Thank you Riffraff for sharing the recipe.
This was fairly quick to make, fairly easy to make, was attracive to present and tasted great. I particularly liked using the corn chips as the breading. I didn't overly grind them up because having the larger pieces of corn chip to bite into was nice.
All I can say is WOW!!!!! So many sophisticated flavors going on. I can't wait to make it again. Thanks!