||Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Breasts
||chicken, Mexican, Cheese
4 Skinless, boneless chicken
(about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 1/2 c Coarsely shredded Monterey
-Jack cheese with
Jalapeno peppers ( 8 ounces)
2 ts Dried oregano, crumbled
3/4 c Yellow cornmeal
1 tb Chili powder
1/3 c Flour
2 lg Eggs
1 c Vegetable oil
Guacamole and/or salsa
Place each chicken breast half between waxed paper and pound very
thin with a mallet or rolling pin to form a "cutlet". Be careful not
to pound holes in the meat. Place 1/3 cup cheese in center of each
"cutlet"; sprinkle with oregano. Fold sides over to seal cheese,
then roll up. Hold in place with wooden toothpick. Combine cornmeal
with chili powder on sheet of waxed paper; place flour on another.
Beat eggs slightly in a pie plate. Coat the stuffed rolls with flour;
dip in egg then cornmeal mixture to coat well. Chill at least an
hour. (This much of the preparation can be done ahead). Preheat oven
to 350 F. In a large skillet, heat oil until very hot. Quickly brown
the stuffed chicken rolls, turning often, until golden. Lift out with
a slotted spoon; drain well. Place in a shallow baking pan. Bake 20
minutes or until juices run clear when pierced with a small knife.
Serve with guacamole and/or salsa.
Makes 4 servings.
[ 1001 HOME IDEAS MAGAZINE; April 1990 ]