Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
Lilburn, Georgia

Southwestern Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups

Flattened chicken breasts with a crunchy coating hold a delicious cheesy filling.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
container (8 oz) chives-and-onion cream cheese spread
3/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/3
cup drained Old El Paso™ pickled jalapeño slices (from 12-oz jar)
1/2
cup canned (drained) Green Giant™ whole kernel corn
6
Old El Paso™ taco shells (from 4.6-oz box), coarsely broken
3/4
teaspoon chili powder
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
2
tablespoons unsalted or salted butter, melted
1/2
to 3/4 cup buttermilk
3
tablespoons honey
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
1 2/3
cups Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2/3
cup sour cream

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, garlic powder, jalapeños and corn; set aside.
  • 2 Place broken taco shells in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Crush taco shells with rolling pin until coarsely ground. (Or, place broken taco shells in food processor bowl with metal blade; process until coarsely ground.) Pour crumbs into shallow dish; stir in chili powder.
  • 3 Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast, smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick. Spread butter over one side of each chicken breast.
  • 4 Place about 1/3 cup cream cheese mixture on center of buttered side of each chicken breast; roll up chicken. Pour buttermilk into shallow dish. Dip chicken rolls in buttermilk, then coat with crumb mixture. Insert toothpick to secure. Place in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Drizzle with honey.
  • 5 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle with Mexican cheese blend; bake 4 to 5 minutes longer until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa and sour cream.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, garlic powder, jalapeños and corn; set aside.
  • 2 Place broken taco shells in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Crush taco shells with rolling pin until coarsely ground. (Or, place broken taco shells in food processor bowl with metal blade; process until coarsely ground.) Pour crumbs into shallow dish; stir in chili powder.
  • 3 Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast, smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick. Spread butter over one side of each chicken breast.
  • 4 Place about 1/3 cup cream cheese mixture on center of buttered side of each chicken breast; roll up chicken. Pour buttermilk into shallow dish. Dip chicken rolls in buttermilk, then coat with crumb mixture. Insert toothpick to secure. Place in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Drizzle with honey.
  • 5 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle with Mexican cheese blend; bake 4 to 5 minutes longer until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
780
(
Calories from Fat
420),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
47g
47%
(Saturated Fat
26g,
26%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
205mg
205%;
Sodium
1720mg
1720%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
45g
45%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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