Southwest Stuffed Chicken
‼️SOUTHWEST STUFFED CHIX 🔥🤯 This is so easy & so freaking delicious. Years ago we use to get a southwest chicken from Trader Joe’s, but they stopped selling it 😩 So when I had @sietefoods nacho tortilla chips for the first time it reminded me of the coating of those SW chix—so it inspired me to re create this & boy oh boy it is perfect & BONUS it is gluten free because @sietefoodsare GF👌🏻 Check below for all the easy details! 👇🏻
Ingredients: + 3 chicken breasts + 1 1/2 bags of @sietefoods nacho tortilla chips + 1 cup Monterey cheddar cheese shredded + 4 oz @organicvalley cream cheese + 4 oz Hatch green chilies + 1/2 cup @organicvalley buttermilk + 1 egg + salt & pepper to taste
Directions: • In batches put the tortilla chips in a high power blender & once all are blended into crumbs put into a large bowl and add the 1 cup cheese & whisk, then set aside • In another large bowl add buttermilk & egg & whisk together & in a small bowl add cream cheese & green chilies— not drained. Then mash the cream cheese & green chilies together until almost smooth •Next take each chicken breast and slice long wise in the middle, so you can stuff, stop before you slice it completely. Sprinkle each breast outside & inside with salt & pepper. Then dip each chix breast in the egg/buttermilk mixture, then dip into the “breadcrumbs”/cheese mixture until the chicken is fully coated inside the place you sliced & outside. Repeat for all 3 • Lastly divide out the cream cheese & green chilies mixture into 3 & stuff the insides of the coated chicken 𝐈𝐧 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐧: + heat to 375 degrees in a 9X11 dish sprayed & cook for 20-25 minutes or until no pink 𝐈𝐧 𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐲𝐞𝐫: @gourmia + add to fryer basket at 400 degrees & cook 10 minutes on one side, then flip for 10 minutes on the other. Adjust more time depending on thickness & turn down to 370 if they are really large & you are worried they will get too crispy😊 Enjoy!!