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Applebee's Santa Fe Stuffed Chicken

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recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes time: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   4

  

recipe id: 9955
cook method: stovetop, oven

Applebee's Santa Fe Stuffed Chicken Recipe
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ingredients

8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 package (8 ounce or larger) Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 1/2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 small red bell pepper
1 small green bell pepper

directions

Cut some of the cheese into 8 slices, and reserve part of it for the cheese sauce. Place 1 chicken breast between two sheets of wax paper. Working from the center to the edges pound with a meat mallet until flat and rectangular shaped. Repeat with remaining breasts. Wrap the flattened chicken breasts around cheese. Secure with wooden picks or uncooked spaghetti noodles.

Combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, cumin and pepper. Roll the secured chicken pieces in the melted butter and then in the bread crumb mixture. Place chicken breasts in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, but don't crowd them. Drizzle the remaining butter over all eight of the breasts. Refrigerate for 1 hour or freeze to bake later (baking time will be increased by about 5 to 10 minutes).

Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is done.

Make a roux with butter and flour. Add about milk. Bring to a simmer. Add cheese and lower the heat, stirring constantly so cheese does not burn. Add milk as needed to thin out the cheese sauce. Dice bell peppers.

When chicken is done, pour some cheese sauce over top and sprinkle with diced peppers.


nutrition

1070 calories, 48 grams fat, 26 grams carbohydrates, 129 grams protein per serving.
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Easy to cook. Taste great. No meat hammer so I used a sledge hammer that I put on a hammer Handel worked great except for the first one....lol



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my favorite food ever! try it. it isnt too hard to make and it is sooo good.

make sure you have your chicken defrosted all the way though, or it will be hard to beat it with the meat hammer thing.



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