Green Chile and Pepper Jack Stuffed Chicken


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Green Chile and Pepper Jack Stuffed Chicken recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
This is a very simple recipe that results in wonderfully flavorful chicken. I saw this at For the Love of Cooking a while back and I knew that I would be making it. I had forgotten about it until just the other day when I saw the green chile in my cupboard.

This was the perfect use for it. My husband really enjoyed this and has already requested that I make it again. For a very simple recipe, this packs a fantastic flavor.

Green Chile and Pepper Jack Stuffed Chicken recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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Green Chile and Pepper Jack Stuffed Chicken

Recipe from and with thanks to For The Love Of Cooking


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 canned green chiles whole
  • 3 slices of Monterrey jack or pepper jack cheese
  • garlic powder to taste
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • drizzle of olive oil maybe 2 teaspoons


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut a long slit in the sides of the chicken, almost completely through to the other side. Cut each slice of cheese into three long pieces and stack together. Tuck the stacked cheese into each green chile. Stuff the green chiles into the chicken breasts. Close the slit with toothpicks.
  • In an oven proof skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes until golden brown on that side. Flip the chicken over and place the skillet into the pre-heated oven. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • Let the meat rest on the counter for 5 minutes prior to slicing. Slice thinly and serve while it is still warm and melting with cheese. Enjoy!
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Zoe says

    These chickens are very nicely cooked with the beautiful golden colour. Good to have a wonderful "surprise" with this delicious stuffing inside.

  2. Apron Appeal says

    You know it's going to be a long day when it's 430 in the morning and I'm looking at dinner food and thinking, "how long till dinner?" This looks good. So do all your smoothies. Although this is what I really want for breakfast, I think I'll do the right thing and have a smoothy instead. 🙂

  3. Norma Skoglund says

    What is your recommended meat thermometer.
    You gave a brand from Amazon but there were 5 or more styles. Could you provide style# you use.
    Thank you
    Norma Skoglund