Cream Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Doritos Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups crushed Doritos (choose your favorite flavor)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional, for frying)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Filling:
  • In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, cooked bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Prepare the Chicken:
  • Carefully slice each chicken breast horizontally to create a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Stuff each chicken breast with the cream cheese mixture, using toothpicks to secure if necessary.
  1. Coat the Chicken:
  • Place the crushed Doritos in a shallow dish.
  • In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  • Dip each stuffed chicken breast into the egg mixture, then roll it in the crushed Doritos, pressing lightly to adhere the crumbs to the chicken.
  1. Cooking the Chicken:
  • Oven Method: Place the coated chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is crispy and golden.
  • Pan Frying Method (Optional): If you prefer a crispier coating, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Sear the chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side until the coating is golden brown. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Remove any toothpicks if used.
  • Serve with your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a fresh salad.

Enjoy your delicious Cream Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Doritos Chicken!

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