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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12 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!

    1. Luckily for you, there are plenty of breakfast recipes!!  Please let me know what your wife decides to make and how you liked it!

  4. As I was looking for a good recipe for today’s dinner, I’m glad I found your website, the Jalapeno Popper Chicken looks so good, I’m sure everyone will love it, and it looks like an easy recipe to make! Thanks so much for sharing a great recipe to help me to make another good dinner that everyone will love, I will try to keep it not too hot as I can’t have hot spicy food for now, as doctor told me to be wise on my meals. 

    1. I hope your family enjoys this dish!  If the jalapenos are too spicy, try a milder pepper such as Anaheim (chili) or banana pepper.  I’m sure the produce clerk at your local supermarket could point you in the right direction!

  5. Guess what we are having for supper tonight… This looks so good! I love to cook, and this looks like it could become a favorite for sure. Chicken is always my top choice as there is just so much that can be done with chicken. Keep the recipes coming and we will keep eating! See you at the dinner table…

    1. Thank you for your kind comments!  I love the versatility of cooking with chicken as well and this is one of my favorite ways to make it!  

  6. I mean, I couldn’t have landed any more perfect. This feels like just the right food for tonight. I mean, I was specifically looking for something that would include chicken yet that would I be new to (namely, something I wouldn’t have tried previously). Jalapeno and some shredded cheddar to round that all off sounds like just the right thing. And, yes, the picture is ideal; some broccoli to add. I mean, I’m dibbling just thinking about it already. I’ll have to forward this to my see, see what she says. Either way, I loved it. Thank you. <3

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