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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.

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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!

Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Corn | halfbakedharvest.com

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!

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Let me tell you the details – start with the chicken

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.

Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Corn | halfbakedharvest.com

Start cooking the corn

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.

Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Corn | halfbakedharvest.com

Finish it up

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!

Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Corn | halfbakedharvest.com

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!

Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Corn

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 4

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Ingredients

Creamed Corn

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the broiler. Place the egg and flour in separate shallow bowls.
    2. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, 1/4 cup cheddar, 1/4 cup pepper jack, 2 finely chopped jalapeños, the garlic, and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
    3. Slice the chicken through the middle horizontally, being careful not to cut all the way through the chicken. Open the chicken and stuff with 1-2 tablespoons of the jalapeño cheese mix. Close the chicken, covering the filling.
    4. Dredge both sides of the chicken through the egg, and then through the flour, tossing to coat. Place the chicken on a plate.
    5. Make the corn. Heat the olive oil in a large, oven safe skillet. Add the corn, chives, chili powder, cayenne, and a pinch of salt. Cook until the corn is softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and spoon the corn into a serving bowl. Add the mayo, cheese, and cilantro.
    6. Cook the chicken. In the same skillet, melt together the butter and olive oil. Add the chicken and cook until the bottom side is golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked, 4 to 5 minutes.
    7. Remove from the heat, sprinkle the remaining cheeses over the chicken, then add the jalapeño slices on top. Broil 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve topped with corn, fresh cilantro and lime juice.

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  1. I have an ambitious plan to serve this for a large party for an engaged couple. I would love to prep a bit early but still have it come out fresh and yummy. Can I prepare the corn early, then brown the chicken and stuff it but then wait to finish in the oven right before?

  2. 5 stars
    Tieghan, Thank you for this delicious recipe. This was a Show Stopper and so easy to make. We loved every bite and I am sure it will become a Family Favorite. Just a small salad on the side and we were set!

  3. 5 stars
    This was great! I don’t love spicy food so I went light with jalapeño on my piece and added extra on my husband’s. It was nice that it was easy to tailor to our spice preferences. I loved the corn mix and have made that to add as a side to other dishes

  4. 4 stars
    Yummy! Definitely add the lime juice. The lime juice and the cilantro take it over the top. Didn’t add the extra cheese on top, didn’t miss it. I had thin cut chicken breasts so I flattened the breasts and rolled around the stuffing. I also used regular Mayo.Another winner!

    1. Hey Christine,
      Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! Have the best weekend🍁 xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is more delicious than I expected. I took my first bite and ran across the house to force my husband to try it (he generally wont eat white meat chicken so it’s all for me and I don’t have to share!)
    Like other reviewers I also had thicker chicken breasts and increased the cook time a bit but otherwise followed the recipe exactly as written.

    1. Hey Chris,
      Thanks a bunch for trying out this recipe, I am delighted to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best day:) xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Oh T. This is as good as it gets. Loved this recipe and was amazed at the simplicity of the ingredients but how they come together to make the perfect melty, cheesy, flavorful goodness.

    Like the other reviewers, I had thicker chicken so had to finish off in the oven for 15 minutes on 375. Left out the cilantro since hubby doesn’t like it and added in tajin seasoning to the corn and I feel like the flavor was amazing!

  7. Tried this recipe last night! We ended up cutting the chicken wrong, but it still ended up being delicious! The corn was so good. Our chicken breasts were pretty thick, so we had to cook them in the pan for a few more minutes before broiling. Will definitely make again!

    1. Hey Christine,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  8. Made this recipe two weeks ago and it was amazing! Loved the corn side and ended up making it again with carnitas tonight! Went excellent with it. Yummy recipes as always. Love all that you post!

    1. Hey Jenn,
      You can just use regular mayo:) I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Just so you know, I made this. It’s insane. The only thing I changed was adding bacon to the filling and adding bacon to the sauce. Yes, sauce. I turned your corn bit into a sauce with cream butter, a lil flour and vino. INSANE!!!!

    1. Hey Rachael,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I am delighted to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      You could use buttermilk in place of the egg for dredging the chicken. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you. Please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    Delicious, the chicken stuffed with the cheese was moist and flavorful! The corn was even better and had a little kick to it! Will definitely be making this again!

    1. Hey Veronica,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and sharing your feedback. I’m glad it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  11. This dish was amazingly delicious! The only thing i would do differently next time is to flatten the chicken and wrap it around the filling mix instead of slicing chicken and stuffing it.

    1. Hey Tracey,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xxTieghan

  12. 4 stars
    This was DELICIOUS! I had the finish the chicken breasts the oven at 375F for about 25 min because my chicken wasn’t even close to being done so keep that in mind timing-wise, but super tasty and worth the extra time!

    1. Hey Roman,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Tami,
      Awesome! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a go! Have a wonderful week:) xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing highly recommended, definitely some thing that we plan on making at least once a month in this house.

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Wonderful! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving the recipe a try!! xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and I loved it, excellent dish and would be a great company dish. I knew the chicken breasts would not be cooked through in the time instructed so I seared both sides and put them in a 400 oven for 15 min and they were perfect. Great recipe😋

    1. Hey Julie,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that is was enjoyed:) Sorry, I only have the estimated calorie count. xTieghan

  15. This was delicious! My husband loved it. I had to bake mine in the oven to get them to temp. I think the stove top instructions are going to leave most stuffed chicken breasts undercooked though.

    1. Hey Carey,
      Wonderful! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    I made it exactly like the recipe except my breasts were pretty thick so I put thein the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Perfectly cooked. Husband loved it especially the corn!! Will be making again soon. Thanks

  17. 1 star
    The cook times on this result in totally raw chicken. I used my meat mallet to pound my chicken breasts as thin as possible without disintegrating them, cooked them on the stovetop for longer on both sides than the recipe called for, and ended up having to bake them for more than 20 minutes to get them cooked through. So frustrating!

      1. 5 stars
        AMAZING! We have a “Half Baked Harvest Night” once a week where we choose a half baked harvest recipe to make and this is the one we made this week. Followed the recipe exactly in my cast iron and it was so easy and so good! We have made jalapeño popper chicken before but this recipe is by far our favorite recipe. The corn mixture on top is a must!

        1. Hey Whit,
          Wonderful! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely delicious! I was home visiting family and made it for our group and everyone was obsessed and couldn’t stop talking about how good it was. Will definitely keep this as a good go to!

  19. 5 stars
    Sooo yummy! Took the suggestion to sear first then into a 400 degree oven until the thicker breast was 160. Added the toppings and broiled. The corn was fabulous as the perfect side.

    1. Hey Julie,
      Fantastic, I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  20. 5 stars
    This was fantastic!
    The stuffed chicken was incredible and the creamed corn was the perfect accompaniment. I will definitely be making this again.
    Thank you for such a great recipe!

    1. Hey Lori,
      Fantastic, I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  21. 5 stars
    Loved this!! Delicious flavor! My husband and I gobbled it up. It took a little more prep work and dishes to make than i expected but it was very much worth the effort

    1. Hey Jackie,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

    1. Hey Renae,
      Awesome! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  22. The corn salsa is amazing!! The chicken is wonderful s well. My husband & I love trying different recipes. This was a out of the park home run all the way! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hey Patricia,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  23. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was wonderful. Added the mashed cauliflower as suggested. As others mentioned, my chicken did take a bit longer to come to temperature than the recipe suggested. Great meal that will be made again!

    1. Hey Elaine,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Julie,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    Cooked chicken and forgot to use egg and flour…did not hurt it at all…fantastic flavors..I tied the chicken into bundles and cooked a lot longer, it took at least 12 min a side…and then I let it sit…I added corn to the sides of the chicken before the broiler and soaked up all the goodness on the bottom of the pan…

  25. Huge family favorite for us! I also made a pineapple and avocado pico de gallo to go on top! Nice way to cool down some of the jalapeño heat and break up some of the cheese! BUT this corn is so good!

    1. Hey Kelly,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  26. 5 stars
    Sooo yummy! I cut down on the spice so I could give it to my 3 year olds. They like mild spice so I did 1/2 a jalapeno in the cream cheese dip and no extra on top. I also reduced the cayenne and chipotle chili powder slightly.

    1. Hey Marissa,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  27. 5 stars
    If you’re using thicker chicken, you will want to add a few minutes to the chicken cook time. The prep time was closer to 40 mins for me, but overall a very delicious meal and something I’d make again!

    1. Hey Jenny,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  28. This dish was amazing! So much flavor. It made good use of some my jalapeño peppers from my garden. I ended up baking the chicken because of how large the breasts were. You have the best recipes! Thank you!

    1. Hey Molly,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

    2. Did you have an issue with filling dripping out of chicken with the bake option. I have bigger chicken breasts too so I am considering this option and what temp did you bake at?

      1. I also baked mine a bit after browning deeply on both sides. Only lost a little of the filling. I noticed in the comments above, I women filled in the gaps around the chicken with her corn salsa. I’m definitely trying that next tune. I baked mine st 400 for about 15 minutes then broiled to melt & crisp cheese on top just slightly. Good luck & enjoy!

  29. Looks amazing! Making tonight, if I realllllly don’t like mayo – is there a substitute for the corn that you think would be yummy?

    1. Hey Alyssa,
      I like to use avocado oil mayo, have you tried that? It really make such a huge difference, I am not a fan of regular mayo. Let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  30. 4 stars
    I made the recipe but I grilled my corn on the BBQ I love the black specks and Smokey flavour. I also used my griddle on the BBQ avoiding any mess in the house. Added some chopped mini grape tomatoes from the garden.

    1. Hey there,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  31. 5 stars
    I made this dish last night and I was blown away by the wonderful textures and flavors! My husband loved it too. Using fresh corn made such a nice difference. The crunchy burst of sweetness of the corn paired with the creamy cheese and jalapeno heat! I’ll be making it again for sure

    1. Hey Tracy,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  32. Just made this tonight for friends we haven’t seen in ages. It was amazing and even our (combined) four kids under 7 loved it!

    1. Hey Kristin,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best week:) xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        This recipe is sooooo good! The corn; the chicken – so incredibly flavorful! My whole family loved it!

        1. Hey Julee,
          Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      Absolutely delicious! What a great combination of flavor! We added a tomato salad as a side dish and enjoyed every bite! Can’t wait to share with friends!

      1. Hey Shanda,
        Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  33. 5 stars
    Made this when having someone over for dinner and it was a winner! Made as written except let it bake at 400 for 30 min after browning. Still broiled to brown. (I just like to make sure my chicken is super done). Serviced with roasted potatoes and veggies.

  34. Made this tonight and it was fabulous! Add the lime zest to the corn for an amazing finishing touch. Yum!

      1. 5 stars
        Holy …. !! So so good !!! I know it’s good when the hubs goes for seconds and loads up his plate with more. Highly recommend. Was out of a few things, so I can’t wait to make again with fresh cilantro on top.

        1. Hey Deborah,
          Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best week:) xTieghan

          1. Hey Michelle,
            Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  35. 5 stars
    This was unbelieveable, Tieghan! So rich and decadent….definitely a once-in-a-while sort of dish, but soooo delicious! Great recipe–a restaurant-quality meal!

  36. Making this right now – Was I supposed to tenderize the chicken first? If I’d have served if at the cool times you suggested the chicken would be raw 🧐 – you say 4 mins then another 5 so around 9 in total – I’m at 15 mins and they’re still raw in parts? Am I supposed to cover the skillet to help them cook?

    Thanks

    1. This same thing happened to me when making this tonight. I probably should have used thin sliced breasts or tenderized these. Mine were in the skillet for a verrrrry long time. I’ll make this again but tenderize my chicken beforehand! The corn was SO good, though. Almost ate it all waiting for my chicken to cook!

    2. Hey Samantha,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try. How thick is your chicken? So sorry you are having issues here, but it sounds like your chicken is a lot thicker than mine. xTieghan

  37. 5 stars
    A few tweaks to make it work with French ingredients, but such a delicious dinner. Loved by all the family. Merci beaucoup!

  38. I made this yesterday. It’s full of flavor and my husband really enjoyed it. I used California Fresno chilis in place of jalapeños because I had some that needed to be used. When I make it again, I will make sure I pick out four chicken breasts approximately the same size so they cook evenly. Also, I had to re-read the recipe several times because the cheese amounts, varieties and directions were confusing during cooking. I enjoy your recipes.

    1. Hey Helen,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Happy Weekend! xTieghan

    1. I used chicken thighs and they were a little too juicy and thick, I found some of the stuffing melted out when I put them on the skillet and in the oven…am going to try the breast next time, I think they will be better. Unless you can really crisp up the thighs it may be better. Regardless was still yummy with the creamed corn!

      1. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, put the cheese stuffing in the middle then folded it over. Some of the stuffing oozed out, but not much, and it just crisped up to yummy goodness but still attached to the thigh. They cooked really well also. 5 minutes each side, then under the broiler for roughly 5. Delicious! Hope yours work out.

    2. Hey Ashley,
      Totally, I would just be sure to use boneless thighs so that you are able to stuff them. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  39. Just about to make this but wondering why we turn the broiler on. It seems that we add the chicken to the skillet and cook it there. Are we missing a step?

    1. Hey Meagan,
      You are going to broil in step 7 to create a nice melty cheese. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan