How to Make Fajita Stuffed Chicken

How to Make Fajita Stuffed Chicken

Today on The Stay At Home Chef I’m
showing you how to make
Fajita Stuffed Chicken
All the flavor you love from
fajitas stuffed in a delicious chicken breast.
You are going to love it! To start
you’ll need a diced red or green bell
pepper, some diced white onion and I used
about half of an onion, some diced
mushroom and I’ve diced up two large
ones but you can use up to four small
and some minced garlic. Get 1 tablespoon
of olive oil heating in a large skillet
over medium-high heat. Then we’ll add in
all of those diced veggies and saute
these for about five to seven minutes
until they’re tender. Then during the
last minute add it in your minced garlic
and let that cook for just about 60
seconds and transfer all of this a
little bowl and set it aside. We’re gonna
stuff this inside our chicken breasts. Next grab four large thick boneless
skinless chicken breasts. There’s two
good ways to stuffed chicken. You can
either pound this out flat and then fold
it over or you could also use a sharp
knife to cut a slit in the chicken so
that you can then butterfly it open like so.
Butterflying the chicken works best
with the super thick pieces. So if you
have thick pieces do it that way or let
me show you how to pound them out. For a
thinner cut piece of chicken breast like
this one I’m going to cover it with a
little bit of plastic wrap to keep any
juices from splattering and then you can
use either a rolling pin or a meat
mallet to pound it out. So once it’s nice
and thin you’ll be able to remove the
plastic wrap and put your toppings to
stuff inside and then fold it over. Then
we’re ready to stuff our chicken so grab
those sautéed veggies. Get about a cup of
shredded pepper jack cheese and then my
trick is to grab some toothpicks. So
start with some of those sautéed veggies
maybe a spoonful or two, add in a bit of
that shredded pepper jack. Then to keep
everything inside I like to kind of
pinch it shut. stuff everything down and
secure it with a few toothpicks. Then for
the ones that you’ve pounded out you’ll
do sort of the same thing. So
by stuffing it with a little bit of veg
and some cheese and then you just fold
it over and kind of roll it together and
then use the toothpicks to secure it. Then we’ll need all of our fajita spices
Starting with 1teaspoon of ground
cumin, 1 teaspoon of chili powder,
1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 a teaspoon
of salt and then I like to add an
optional kick of 1/2 a teaspoon of
crushed red pepper flakes and stir this
together. Then you just want to sprinkle
it lightly on the outside of each
chicken breast. Kind of rub it in and
watch out for those toothpicks so you
don’t get hurt. Back to the skillet I’m
going to add in 1 tablespoon of butter
and then about 1 tablespoon of olive oil
again. Then add in your chicken breasts
You’ll want to cook them for about five
to seven minutes per side until the
chicken reaches an internal temperature
of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Another option
if you have an oven-safe skillet is to
sear them in the skillet and then finish
them off in the others just like so into
a 400 degree oven to finish for about 10
to 12 minutes. Be sure to remove the
toothpicks before serving. You don’t want
anyone biting into a toothpick. I like to
serve mine up with a little bit of lime
juice squeezed over and some freshly
chopped cilantro
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26 thoughts on “How to Make Fajita Stuffed Chicken

  1. what a great idea and it sounds so delicious. I appreciate very much how you say the measurements of the ingredients as you go along. I am blind so it’s very helpful. Thank you so much for another delicious recipe. I love all of your videos.

  2. This looks soooo good! I will definitely try this recipe. After all, I always have a great meal making your recipes!

  3. Yes, definitely will be trying this weekend. I almost bit my phone; that's how delicious and real it looks 🤣😁.

  4. wow!! There are so many chicken breasts in my fridge . Now I know what to do with it😍😍👍

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