• 4 Ratings

A chile-cheese filling (and the black bean salad recipe we recommend serving on the side) makes this stuffed chicken breast recipe a flavor fiesta. Turn to this dinner idea when you're bored with your usual chicken breast recipes.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Southwest Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Black Bean Salad

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Directions

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  • Make a pocket in each chicken breast half by cutting horizontally from the thickest side almost to the opposite side.

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  • For stuffing, in a medium bowl combine cheese, chile peppers, green onions, cumin, and garlic. Divide stuffing among pockets in chicken. If necessary, secure the openings with wooden toothpicks. Brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and crushed red pepper.

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  • For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place chicken on the greased grill rack over pan. Cover and grill about 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place chicken on grill rack over burner that is turned off. Cover and grill as above.)

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  • To serve, remove and discard toothpicks. Serve chicken with Black Bean Salad.

Nutrition Facts (Southwest Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Black Bean Salad)

316 calories; 12 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 95 mg cholesterol; 563 mg sodium. 655 mg potassium; 12 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 40 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 875 IU vitamin a; 30 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 16 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 36 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 162 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Black Bean Salad

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  • In a large bowl combine black beans, avocado, yellow sweet pepper, roma tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, jalapeño chile pepper, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Cover and chill for 2 to 8 hours.

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