Monday, February 4, 2013

- quick recipe of the week -

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and had fun watching the Superbowl...if that's your thing! Matt was away on a guys trip this weekend, so I had a pretty mellow Superbowl with Ellie. But it was still fun, and, as usual, I was mostly just paying attention to the commercials, since I had no attachments to either team playing.

Today, I am pleased to introduce you to Tani, from, for the life of Tani Bree & her loves. Tani and I have been following each other's blogs for quite some time...she was one of the first blogs I started following actually! I've watched her beautiful little girl, Brielle, grow, and have followed her throughout her long, and emotional journey to get pregnant a second time...which she now is (I was ecstatic when I heard the news...oh yeah, and it's a little boy!!!) Tani just has the sweetest soul ever, and she's just amazing!

Image credit Tani

In addition to writing about herself and her family, she often writes about food, crafting, fitness, photography, songwriting, and clothes. Being a wife and a mother is so deeply satisfying to her, and she is always looking for more ways to make the story of her family a story worth cherishing.

Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken
2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 jalapeños, chopped (remove seeds for milder)
3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar jack
2 tbsp chopped scallions
8 thin sliced skinless chicken breast cutlets, 3 oz each
1/2 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 1/2 lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and fresh pepper
olive oil non-stick spray

Wash and dry chicken cutlets, season with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.Combine cream cheese, cheddar, scallions, jalapeño and bacon crumbles in a medium bowl. Lay chicken cutlets on a working surface and spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture on each cutlet. Loosely roll each one, secure the ends with toothpicks to prevent the cheese from oozing out.Place breadcrumbs in a bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Dip chicken in lime-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down on a baking dish.Repeat with the remaining chicken. When finished, lightly spray the top of the chicken with oil spray. Bake 22-25 minutes, serve immediately.


This look amazing! Thanks for sharing Tani! I absolutely love stuffed turns regular chicken into AMAZING chicken!

Go say hi to Tani, and get to know her and her family. You'll be so glad you did! She's just plain awesome!


Kira said...

Jalapeño poppers are one of my favorite things so this sounds amazing!

Tani stevenson said...

Thanks so much Kyna! You are the sweetest! It has been fun to watch each other's kiddos grow hasn't it?
Also, I just got your email, so go ahead and send your post and I'll put it up :)

courtney - larking. said...

What a sweet blog! You have a knack for finding great new blog reads, Kyna. :)

Jamie said...

My husband would love that chicken!

Carlie said...

I love both your blogs so it is fun to see you both know each other too.

The recipe looks delicious!

Miranda said...

that recipe name is a mouthful but looks so good!

Danavee said...

My eyes got a good way! I LOVE this!!!!!!!!! Must try!!!!

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