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Chili Cumin Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Chili Cumin Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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"This is a Tex-Mex twist on stuffed chicken breasts. Chicken breasts are slow cooked with green and red peppers, tomato, cilantro, and cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the shredded Cheddar cheese, green pepper, red pepper, cilantro, and tomatoes. Season with chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cover one side of the chicken breasts with enough cheese mixture to coat. Roll breasts over mixture, and secure with toothpicks.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker. Pour in the remaining cheese mixture. Cover, and cook 3 hours on High.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2006

With a few personal changes, I thought that this was one of the best stuffed chicken dishes I have ever tasted. First, I would suggest doubling the stuffing per the number of chicken breasts you are making (if you are making 2 breasts, follow the recipe as is.) I also doubled the tomato, added 1/4 cup red onion, 1/4 cup of diced green chiles, and a 1/2 teaspoon of red chile flakes. To make the chicken extra moist, I glazed the stuffed chickens with a little store-bought taco sauce. Finally, eat the chicken over a little spanish rice and you will be delighted!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 28, 2011

Not sure why, but the cheese seemed to vanish by the time this was cooked. THere was plenty of juice, but not really a sauce. I really love sauce, so I missed that there wasn't any, and of course, think that it would have tasted better if the cheese would have become more saucelike. Otherwise, good, but I wouldn't make it again.

Jun 25, 2007

Just wonderful! I did make a few changes however. As some suggested, I added garlic and red pepper flakes, used the measurements as listed for only 2 chicken breasts and served over rice. In addition, I used chunky salsa instead of the diced tomatoes just because that's what I had on hand and I added lime juice to the crockpot (I didn't think that there was enough liquid to cook the chicken - didn't want to chance burning it). The 'juices ' were great on the rice. Very flavorful! It was the best crockpot recipe I have made thus far.

Dec 04, 2005

It was my Sunday to cook and we all know I love Mexican. This looked like a quick and easy recipe and I was making a more complicated appetizer, so I thought I'd try this. Also, been meaning to break out the crock pot now that the snow's here. Doubled the recipe EXCEPT for the cilantro. Added some red pepper flakes and used canned diced toms with jalapenos for a little extra zip (we like it spicy!). I had some trouble rolling the breasts (first time I've done it) but the thin cutlets definitely helped. Wasn't sure if I liked the looks of it when it was cooking, but it tasted great and we enjoyed it served over brown rice. It needs something else... I may throw in some fresh garlic next time or maybe chop up some onions. Also, I think I want to put the mixture through the food processor. I think making the filling into the paste may add in the preparation. Thanks for the recipe -- definitely a great Sunday dinner!

Dec 01, 2005

I thought this was a very simple, and very good recipe. I made a couple of changes - #1 - I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and it was done in about 2 hours, not 3. #2 - Since I was in a hurry, I did not make rolls of them, but instead laid the chicken on the bottom of the crockpot and then poured everything on top and just let it cook that way. I didn't give it a 5 because, for me it could have used a bit of a punch, maybe some pepper flakes or something else to spice it up a bit. Overall, very simple, very quick and will make again!

Oct 15, 2005

My husband liked this recipe a lot more than I did. It was good, although it was done cooking in about 2 hrs instead of 3. I followed the recipe exactly, then added some extra cheese in the last 10 minutes. Served it with homemade salsa and chips. One change I will make next time is less cilantro.

Sep 30, 2007

Very good, very flavorful. I've been looking for a low calorie recipe that was full of flavor and this is it. Like others, I added red onion and jalapeno. I also added just another pinch of the spices. I don't use the slow cooker so I just cooked it in a covered baking dish for 40 min at 350 degrees. Turned out great.

Sep 10, 2005

Ok, I am by no means a seasoned chef so perhaps our tragedy was in my lack of experience- not the recipe itself. Obviously then I found this recipe to be a little difficult to follow. (I have just been married 3 months and this was our first burnt meal.) Good luck to anyone else who tries.


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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