Eating spicy foods can help you live longer. A new study found that spicy foods affect gut bacteria, inflammation, and more, which helps against obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. According to an article in the Business Insider,
“Observing nearly half a million people in China, the BMJ study found that those who consumed spicy foods (mainly in a form of chili peppers) once or twice a week lowered their risk of death by 10 percent compared to those who consumed spicy food less than once a week.
People who ate spicy food three to seven times a week reduced their death risk by almost 15 percent. According to research, people who consumed more spicy food were also at a lower risk of getting cancer and ischemic heart disease.”
Now, we’re not saying that eating our Jalapeno Pepper Jack Dip will help you live longer, but why not give it a try? Use this Jalapeno Pepper Jack Chicken to give you a jumpstart to long life!
Jalapeno Pepper Jack Chicken
4 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts, trimmed
1 Cup Plain Panko Bread Crumbs
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Sour Cream
- Mix dip mix, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Place in refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- Cover a cooking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray for easy clean up. Optional: Use a rack to get the chicken crispy on all sides.
- Salt the chicken breasts.
- Dip the chicken breasts into the Jalapeno Pepper Jack prepared dip.
- Dip the chicken breasts into the panko bread crumbs.
- Arrange the chicken breasts on the prepared baking sheet or rack.
- Bake the chicken breasts until the internal temperature is 165°. This will vary depending on the size of the chicken breast. It will be about 40 minutes for large chicken breasts. Let the chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.