6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I recommend sharp)
2 whole jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely minced
4 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 T garlic powder, plus more to season chicken
Salt and pepper
1 cup bread crumbs (I recommend Panko)
vegetable oil for frying
Stir together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, and jalapenos in a small bowl.
Season both sides of chicken breasts with a dash of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cut a pocket horizontally through the thickest side of each chicken breast and fill with some cheese mixture. Secure with toothpicks.
Add the 2 teaspoons garlic powder, salt and pepper to the bread crumbs and mix.Roll the chicken breasts in bread crumbs to coat. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken breasts about 3 minutes per side until golden brown.
Finish cooking chicken breasts in a 425ºF oven for about 10 minutes or until cooked through.
*From Tasty Kitchen