Green Chili Cheese Stuffed Chicken
BONELESS CHICKEN BREASTS
In a bowl, stir the cream cheese, chiles, and cheddar. Stir well to break up the cream cheese. Add a big pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper and stir again.
Divide cream cheese mix in half, cut a pocket into each breast and stuff with mix. Sprinkle tops of chicken with salt, pepper and chipotle powder.
In a skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Place chicken and sear for 4-5 min, until a golden-brown crust forms. Season other side with salt, pepper and chipotle powder. Flip over and repeat.
Move skillet to the oven (if yours isn’t oven-safe, gently move into oven dish). Bake for 10 min, until thickest part is 165F. If not, return to the oven for 3-5 minutes more, and test again.
Let chicken cool for 5 minutes— This helps the filling somewhat solidify and makes it easier to serve. If the filling melted out of the chicken breast, push it back into place, and serve.