Jalapeno Popper Chicken


Jalapeno Popper Chicken
(Courtesy: Amanda Buswell)

1 boneless skinless chicken breast (6 oz)

2 tbls cream cheese (1 oz)

3 tbls shredded cheddar cheese

1 jalapeno pepper, diced

Salt and pepper to taste

2 slices bacon


Preheat the oven to 375℉.

Place the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapenos in a bowl; stir to combine.

Cut a deep pocket into the chicken breast, taking care not to cut all the way through to the other side. Fill the pocket of chicken breast with the cream cheese mixture. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Wrap chicken breast tightly with bacon and place in a greased baking pan.

Cook for 30 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and chicken has an internal temperature of 160℉. You can broil the chicken for 3-4 minutes to further crisp the bacon if needed.

Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.


1 serving, 556 calories



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6 Replies to “Jalapeno Popper Chicken”

  1. Mmmmm this looks delicious! What a great idea to wrap the chicken breasts in bacon. I love jalapenos and I think it will marry well with the cream cheese and chicken. I will try this new recipe. It is also a great easy dish to prepare when you have guests over! Guests that love hot food of course! 

    1. The cream cheese helps moderate the heat in the jalapenos but you can also reduce the amount of jalapeno (or even leave it out) of one or two of the chicken pieces if you have a guest who doesn’t care for it!

  2. This is very similar to my husbands stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon! This sounds delicious though and. Will be sure to give it a try myself! Thank you for sharing some wonderful recipes! These all sound amazing! What would you suggest to have with these? Thanks again for sharing and keep them coming!

    1. Mashed potatoes go with everything (in my humble opinion!). Does your husband stuff them with traditional bread stuffing or something else?  

  3. This seems very yummy! I do not do much cooking except for burrito enchilada’s, pizza and BBQ Steak. My Wife does most of the preparing of new dishes and I WILL show this to her to see if there is excitement. After reading, you made me hungry and it’s only 7:30 AM!

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