Fiesta Stuffed Chicken
If you’re looking for an easy way to make chicken breasts tasty and exciting, this Fiesta Stuffed Chicken is for you! These breasts are stuffed with cheese, corn, black beans, garlic and tomatoes and coated in taco seasoning and crunchy panko breadcrumbs for a flavor explosion your whole family will love. Perfect for a fresh take on Taco Tuesday, Fiesta Friday or any weeknight dinner, this Fiesta Stuffed Chicken makes a perfect meal. I like to serve it with a side of refried beans and some avocado, but it would also be great with a salad. I literally want to eat this every week, it’s so good. Better still, a big, satisfying serving of this chicken with all your favorite flavors is just 368 calories or 8 Green, 4 Blue or 4 Purple myWW SmartPoints! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Looking for more ways to make your chicken breasts delicious? Try my Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Chicken, Pimento Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Mediterranean Topped Grilled Chicken, Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Baked Chicken Tenders, Bruschetta Topped Balsamic Chicken, Pesto Chicken Roulades, Lemon Pepper Iced Tea Chicken, Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing, Pizza Chicken Roulades, Thai Chicken Skewers, Chicken Piccata, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and many, many more in the Chicken section of my recipe index!
Fiesta Stuffed Chicken
- 2 ½ teaspoons canola oil, divided
- ¼ cup frozen corn kernels
- ¼ cup drained and rinsed canned black beans
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ¼ cup diced tomatoes
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon taco seasoning, divided
- 4 (6 oz) each boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (24 oz total)
- 2 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar, shredded
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
- Pre-heat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Bring ½ teaspoon of the canola oil over medium heat in a small skillet. Add the black beans and corn and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and tomatoes and cook for another minute. Squeeze the lime wedge over the top and stir in 1 teaspoon of the taco seasoning. Remove from heat.
- Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, slice the breasts from the side (creating a top and bottom) almost all the way through. Open each breast at the slit. Sprinkle ½ ounce of the shredded cheddar across the surface of one side of each open breast and top it with 2 ½ tablespoons of the corn/black bean mixture. When all four breasts are topped on one side, fold the empty half over the filling to make a stuffed breast. I used a couple toothpicks in each breast to hold the two sides closed over the filling at the seam.
- Combine the flour and remaining tablespoon of the taco seasoning in a small dish and stir together. Place the stuffed breasts in a Ziploc bag and add the taco flour mixture (you may want to do this in batches). Lightly flip the bag around until chicken is coated with flour. Place the beaten egg white in a shallow dish and the panko crumbs in a second shallow dish. Remove each stuffed breast from the flour bag and dip it in the egg white, turning to coat. Then move the coated breast to the dish of panko crumbs and coat it on all sides.
- In a large skillet, add the oil and bring over medium-high heat. Add the stuffed and coated chicken breasts to the pan and cook for about 1-2 minute(s) until the bread crumbs on the bottom are golden. Flip the breasts and cook for another minute on the other side. Transfer the breasts to the prepared baking sheet and place in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes until chicken is fully cooked through.
9 per serving (PP calculated using the a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
I would like to print out the recipes, but don’t know how.
Hi Jeane, if you look directly to the right of the recipe (by the ingredients list) there is a print and a share button. Just click the print button for a print-friendly version!
This looks great!
Question – which part of the recipe gets which amount of taco seasoning? do the beans get 1tbsp and the chicken gets 1tsp? Wanted to be sure. thanks!
Oops!! I don’t know how I missed the amounts, haha. Fixed 🙂
I have to make this recipe with thin chicken breasts since the store was out of regular ones. I plan on trying to roll them (similar to chicken cordon bleu). How would I adjust the cooking time?
I can’t say for certain since I haven’t made it that way, but you can try following the baking instructions for my chicken cordon bleu recipe: http://emilybites.com/2016/09/chicken-cordon-bleu.html
Could you cook these in an air fryer?
This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it. Could you use an air fryer?
Probably! I haven’t personally done it that way, so I can’t provide any specific instructions. Let me know if you try it!
Any suggestions for side dishes