Mango Fire Cheddar-Stuffed Chicken

Wisconsin Cheese Mango Fire Cheddar-Stuffed Chicken   Recipe
Active Time
55 Minutes


Mango Salsa:



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Young Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


Mango Salsa:

  1. Combine the salsa ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


  1. Cut each chicken breast half with a sharp knife horizontally from the long side to within 1/4 inch of edge.
  2. Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, ginger and garlic in a bowl. Set aside 1/2 cup marinade. Cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large sealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours, turning occasionally.
  3. Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade; pat dry with paper towels. Discard marinade. Lightly season chicken with pepper. Open chicken breast halves. Top half of each chicken breast with 1/2 cup cheddar. Fold chicken over filling; secure with toothpicks.
  5. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted into meat reads 165°F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board; tent with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 minutes. Remove toothpicks. Keep warm.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the water, cornstarch and reserved marinade in a small saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  7. Serve chicken with brown rice and mango salsa. Drizzle with sauce. Garnish with basil.

Cheesemonger Tip

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A blend of mango and habanero peppers enhances the smooth, creamy white cheddar. There’s an acceleration of flavors, starting with bright, fruity notes and ending with just the right amount of sweet and spicy heat on the finish.

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