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Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Corn. Lightly breaded chicken stuffed with creamy jalapeño cheddar dip, seared until golden, and topped with even more cheddar and jalapeños. Add Mexican style creamed corn for full-on flavor, great texture, and a fresh summer vibe. This dish is so delicious! Serve this skillet chicken over creamy mashed cauliflower. Or keep it super simple and serve with your favorite green salad. Perfect cozy, summer dinner for any night of the week.
I’m often asked how I find new recipe inspiration all the time. My answer is always the same, I find inspiration everywhere. Whether it’s in fashion, interiors, lifestyle, or the food space. My inspiration sources are endless.
But I will say that my family is often my greatest source of inspiration. They’re always providing me with new ideas, even if they don’t know it.
My mom has been going on about the jalapeño cheddar bagel sandwich she ate for lunch while we were in Alaska. I swear, she’s really, really into this bagel. And yes, I agree it sounds great!
After hearing her talk obsessively about this bagel, it got me thinking about how delicious the flavor combination of jalapeño and cheddar really is. Something about that combo is so delicious, and one my family truly loves.
I hadn’t done any kind of Mexican food for a minute, and then this concept came to mind. It took me a few tries to get it just right, but wow this chicken is good. It’s not really the prettiest, but I just have to accept that, because the recipe is great!
You’ll need chicken breasts, cream cheese, cheddar, and lots of fresh jalapeños. Basically, we’re stuffing jalapeño cheddar dip into each chicken breast, then dredging the chicken through a beaten egg, and tossing it in flour to coat.
This will give you a cheesy inside and a crisp outside…best of both worlds.
This is Mexican inspired creamed corn. It’s super simple, but the perfect side dish for this spicy chicken.
Saute the corn with green onions (or use chives from the garden like I did), chili powder, and cayenne. When the corn is cooked, remove it from the heat. Then toss it with just a couple spoonfuls of mayo (for creaminess), and lots of Mexican cotija cheese.
The corn is just a little sweet and spicy. But the cheese adds a nice creamy-salty blend that really balances the flavors perfectly.
Now just let the corn hang out while you cook the chicken.
Add the chicken to the pan with a bit of butter and pan-sear it. This allows the chicken to form a nice golden crust on the outside.
Once the chicken is crispy, remove it from the heat. Top each piece of chicken with a handful of cheese and plenty of jalapeño slices. Transfer the entire skillet to the oven and broil for a minute. Just until the cheese is melted and crisping around the chicken.
Serve the chicken topped with all that delicious creamed corn and fresh cilantro.
It’s the perfect recipe to jump into easy summer cooking for these hot August days.
And most importantly, this is just really good. The stuffed chicken is perfectly cooked with spicy flavor and cheese on top. The chicken and jalepeños get slightly crispy under the broiler. And then the creamy corn just completes the meal.
This is one of those dinners you’ll crave time and time again!
Looking for other simple skillet chicken recipes? Here are a few ideas:
20 Minute Florentine Butter Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomatoes
Skillet Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Chicken
One Skillet Cheesy Cuban Chicken Rice Bake
Skillet Creamy Cajun Chicken Lazone with Herby Corn
Lastly, if you make this Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Corn, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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This combination of flavors sounds delicious. I would love to serve it when I host my book group in a couple weeks…. but seems really difficult to have it ready to go for a group of 8. Is there some way it could be adapted to a casserole or even just baked in the oven instead of sauteed in a pan?
Sure, you could bake in the oven, I would do 350F until the chicken is cooked through about 30 minutes. I hope you love the recipe! xx
It was the bomb. So good. I baked the chicken which was the only change I made. I served it with a cucumber and tomato salad dressed in olive oil and lemon.
Amazing!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your review! xxT
This has become one of my favorite go to summer meals! I wanted to post a little hack I did on the corn, because I didn’t have all of the spices (and spices are expensive) I bought the everything but the elote seasoning from Trader Joe’s and it’s delicious on the corn! I also baked the chicken rather than in a skillet because my slicing skills weren’t great and the stuffing was spilling out. Turned out just as delicious!
Thanks for your review and trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was a winner! Have the best Thursday! ?xTieghan
This was delicious! Fresh corn just became available this week here, so it was perfect timing. I served it with new baby potatoes. So many good things from the farms right now…love this time of year.
Amazing!! I am thrilled that this dish was a hit, thanks a lot for trying it out! xTieghan
Can you sub something for the Feta cheese?
Sure, you can use any cheese you like here:) Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a while but can’t think of any side dish ideas for some reason… Anyone have any good pairing suggestions?
My family typically likes some potatoes and a salad with this dish. Here are a few recipes you might enjoy:
I hope this helps!! xx
Thank you for the suggestions!
Perfect recipe so very tasty! Follow the directions, chicken was cooked perfectly!
This recipe had so many flavors, I will be doing this one again! Thanks for sharing it with us Tieghan!
Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Thanks for sharing your review!? xT
Looks delicious! What could I do the day before to prep if I’m making this for a group?
You could prep the chicken through step 3. Please let me know how the recipe turns out, I hope you love it! xx
Hi T! Is there a way you can update this recipe/change cooking time or method for the chicken? I like a lot of others had issues with the chicken being raw. Thanks!
I’ve not had this issue, the way the recipe was tested is based on the instructions. If thick chicken is used then I would adjust your time accordingly. I hope you love the recipe!! xTieghan
Always listen to the boss, Tieghan! This recipe is yummy, feeling stuffed but I should have used more jalapeños (I only used 1) and the chicken should be a little thinner I had to finish cooking it in the oven. Fan favorite in our home, thank you as always!
Wonderful! I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan