Smoky Cheesy Jalapeno Chicken Rolls

Smoky Cheesy Jalapeno Chicken Rolls

Smoky Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken Rolls are a delectable dish featuring tender chicken breasts filled with a smoky, spicy, and creamy jalapeño cheese mixture. Each chicken breast is pounded thin, stuffed with a blend of smoked cheese, jalapeños, and spices, then rolled up and baked to golden perfection. The result is a delightful combination of flavors and textures: the smoky cheese complements the heat of the jalapeños, while the chicken remains juicy and tender.

Perfect for weeknight dinners or entertaining guests, these chicken rolls are both visually appealing and satisfyingly delicious. Serve them with a side of rice, vegetables, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup shredded smoked cheese (such as smoked gouda or cheddar)

2-3 fresh jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

Toothpicks (to secure the rolls)


1. Prepare the Chicken:

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound to about 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.

2. Prepare the Filling:

In a bowl, combine the smoked cheese, chopped jalapeños, cream cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix until well combined.

3. Assemble the Chicken Rolls:

Spoon the cheese and jalapeño mixture onto each chicken breast, spreading it evenly.

Roll up the chicken breasts tightly and secure with toothpicks.

4. Cook the Chicken Rolls:

Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.

Sear the chicken rolls on all sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

5. Serve:

Remove the toothpicks from the chicken rolls.

Let the rolls rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Serve with your choice of sides.


Cheese Options: For a milder flavor, use regular cheddar or mozzarella cheese. For an extra kick, add more jalapeños or use a spicier cheese like pepper jack.

Chicken Preparation: Ensure the chicken breasts are pounded evenly for consistent cooking. Over-pounding can cause the chicken to tear.

Cooking Method: If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, you can transfer the seared chicken rolls to a baking dish before placing them in the oven.

Serving Suggestions: Pair these chicken rolls with a side of Mexican rice, black beans, roasted vegetables, or a fresh green salad. They also go well with a dollop of sour cream or a drizzle of salsa.

Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the oven or microwave to maintain texture and flavor.

 Nutritional Information (per serving, based on 4 servings):

Calories: 350

Protein: 35g

Carbohydrates: 3g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Sugars: 1g

Fat: 21g

Saturated Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 125mg

Sodium: 450mg

This dish is a tasty and satisfying option that’s sure to impress with its bold flavors and creamy, smoky filling. Enjoy!

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