Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chicken Acapulco ~ By Victoria

Flattened chicken pieces that are rolled-up
with green chilies and Monterey Jack cheese in the middle!

This has been another long-time favorite in our family.  It is a little more time consuming than I prefer, ;-) but it is worth the extra work!  The chicken turns out very flavorful and juicy!  The original recipe includes a tomato sauce, but we've never used it.  It has great flavor and moistness without anything else added to it!  Enjoy!

8 chicken breast halves, boned and skinned
1 can diced green chilies divided into 8 portions (we actually use 2 cans!)
1/4 pound Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 8 strips (or you can use shredded as well)
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 Tablespoons butter, melted

  • Pound chicken pieces to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Place chilies and Jack cheese strip in center of each chicken piece.  Roll up and tuck ends under.
  • Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, chili powder, salt, cumin, and pepper.
  • Dip each stuffed chicken breast in shallow bowl of 6 Tablespoons melted butter.  Roll in crumb mixture.
  • Place chicken seam side down in oblong baking dish.  Drizzle with a little melted butter.
  • Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until done (We cut the center one open to check for any pinkness.) 
  • Serves 8
Source:  Desert Treasures cookbook


  1. Is typing this as he eats the tasty leftovers from this recipe!

    5 out of 5 stars!

    --Signed, Your One and Only Professional Taste Tester

  2. Wow! That looks really good!! Now you all were planning on having me over for dinner tonight, right? ;-)