Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Chicken is loaded with flavors from your favorite appetizer. This family favorite recipe is made with just the right amount of heat and topped with cheddar cheese and bacon. If you’re following the KETO diet, this chicken dish is low carb.

Creamy cheese, crisp bacon, and spicy jalapeños!

Oh my goodness…this is cream cheese jalapeno chicken of the best family dinners I have made in a while, even the kids loved it! I de-seeded the jalapeños that I put in the chicken breast that I was giving the kids, and they didn’t complain once about it being spicy. I on the other hand love a little heat and left the jalapeño pepper seeds in the rest.

Cream cheese Jalapeño Poppers are one of my favorite appetizers. I don’t get them too often as I try to limit the fried food that we eat, so I was excited to have some of the familiar flavors from one of my favorite appetizers in a low carb chicken dish for dinner. While I’m not following the KETO diet, I have been trying to mix in a variety of low carb dishes when meal planning for the month.

Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Make a spicy version for the adults with the Jalapeño seeds, remove the seeds and membranes for a more mild taste, or even omit the jalapeños for the kids portion.

What You’ll need to make Stuffed Jalapeño Popper Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened-
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup crispy bacon, chopped
  • 4-5 fresh jalapeño peppers

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375˚F

Butterfly the boneless skinless chicken breasts, make sure not to cut all the way through. Season chicken with garlic powder or taco seasoning.

Wash the jalapeños and cut the tops off. Cut off the jalapeno pepper stems and remove the seeds and membranes if you want a milder dish, or leave if you would like the chicken spicy. Cut the jalapeño peppers into strips.

Place chicken in casserole dish.

Evenly stuff chicken breast with jalapeños, cream cheese, bacon, and cheddar cheese (reserving 1/4 cup cheese for the top).

Baked Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Place in the oven and bake the jalapeno chicken for 35-40 minutes, or until the internal temp reaches 165˚F.

Baked Jalapeno Chicken

With 5 minutes remaining, remove the casserole dish from oven and sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese and bacon over top. Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

Cream Cheese Chicken with Jalapenos

What sides go good with Jalapeno Chicken?

Jalapeño Popper Chicken is KETO Friendly.

This Jalapeño Popper Chicken is a simple and easy recipe for those following a low carb diet or keto diet. Even if you’re not following a low carbohydrate diet, this spicy cream cheese chicken dish is amazing!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

 

Jalapeno Popper Chicken 2

Make this Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken in the Crockpot!

Same ingredients, but less work! Make this jalapeño chicken casserole in the crockpot with our Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper recipe. The recipe calls for the same ingredients,  just dump them all into the crockpot and the jalapeno chicken slow cooks all day.

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Baked Jalapeno Popper Chicken
Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Chicken is loaded with flavors from your favorite appetizer. This family favorite recipe is made with just the right amount of heat and topped with cheddar cheese and bacon.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, KETO, Low Carb
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless, chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup crispy bacon chopped
  • 4-5 fresh jalapeño peppers
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F
  2. Butterfly chicken breasts, make sure not to cut all the way through. Season chicken with garlic powder.
  3. Wash the jalapeños and cut the tops off. Remove the seeds and stems if you want it milder, or leave if you would like a spicier dish. Cut the jalapeño peppers into strips.
  4. Place chicken in casserole dish.
  5. Evenly stuff chicken breast with cream cheese, bacon, and cheddar cheese (reserving 1/4 cup cheese for the top).
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until  internal temp reaches 165˚F.

  7. With 5 minutes remaining, remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and bacon. Return to oven for remaining 5 minutes.

Jalapeno Chicken

Comments

  1. Em Mahr says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! We love poppers and thinking about making it a healthy meal is exciting! I know my husband will love this and I can make a mild version for the kids and a spicy version for the adults so everyone is happy. Yum!

  2. Dandi D says:

    This looks delicious and I know my husband and I would really enjoy it!

  3. Elena says:

    Looks so yummy! Thank you for the recipe

  4. Michelle B. says:

    Jalapenos and chicken? YUM!

  5. Amy D says:

    I love jalapeno poppers, but never had them with chicken. What a great idea. This would make a great appetizer or meal.

  6. Jenna Hudson says:

    I don’t follow either diet but I love my hot peppers! I like that its not a long ingredient list either!

  7. Eric V. says:

    Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite appetizers, but this sounds like a great meal! I’m definitely going to try this. Thank you for sharing this!

  8. James Robert says:

    This looks like a winner to me, thanks for sharing.

  9. Michelle B. says:

    I am thinking I will definitely make this, only think I think I will possibly change is, wrapping the chicken in bacon rather than the diced bacon! lol YUMMO!