This is a hearty and flavorful chicken dish with a definite wow factor. This Mexican stuffed chicken breast recipe combines the freshness of a Mexican salsa mixture with the tender and juicy taste of chicken breast. Each piece is seasoned to perfection with savory spices graced with Latino influences.
Using a meat mallet tenderizes the chicken, makes the chicken easier to stuff, and ensures even cooking.
This entrée can be served with any Mexican or Latino side dish or salad such as Spanish rice, yellow rice, etc.
15 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup frozen corn, thawed
- ½ cup jarred or homemade salsa
- ½ cup grated white sharp cheddar cheese
- Mix together the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small dish and set aside.
- Mix together the black beans, corn, salsa, and cheese in a dish and set aside.
- Flatten the chicken breasts with a meat mallet by placing the chicken onto a cutting board, and then placing a layer of plastic wrap over the chicken. Flatten until all parts of the chicken breast are thin and even.
- Drizzle the avocado oil onto each piece of chicken, and then spread the oil so each piece of chicken is coated with oil on both sides.
- Sprinkle the seasoning mixture onto both sides of each chicken breast so each piece of chicken is coated with seasoning on both sides.
- Place a small mound of the black bean, corn, salsa, and cheese mixture on half of one side of each chicken breast. Fold the chicken breast over the mixture. Secure the end with toothpicks if desired.
- Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet. Bake in a 400-degree oven for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked through (cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts).
- Drizzle any pan juices over the chicken breasts for additional flavor and moisture.
Bright Line: Good to go!
Keto/Atkins: Omit the black beans. You could add fresh jalapenos or other peppers to the mix for color and texture.
Paleo: Omit the cheese, black beans and the salt. You could make a fresh salsa mixture (such as with fresh tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro) to omit the additional salt from the salsa.
Vegan: Not applicable.
Vegetarian: Not applicable.
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