This Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken Recipe is made with well seasoned chicken breasts, stuffed with a mixture of smoky bacon, sharp cheddar, cream cheese, and jalapeños. It is a quick and easy low carb meal, that comes together in about 30 minutes.
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Ingredients in Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken
How to make Jalapeño Popper Chicken
Step By Step Instructions
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. To create a pocket, slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise but don’t cut all the way through. Open the chicken breasts and season generously on both sides.
STEP 3: Heat the oil in a large, oven safe skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides until they are a nice golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes each side. (The chicken will not be fully cooked at this stage). Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and set aside.
STEP 4: In a separate mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, white cheddar, bacon and jalapeños. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
STEP 5: Once the chicken has cooled enough to handle, stuff the chicken breasts. Divide the cheese and bacon mixture evenly among the 4 chicken breasts. If necessary, secure the stuffed chicken breasts with toothpicks to hold them closed.
STEP 6: Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F. Garnish with green onions and additional bacon crumbles, if desired.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
This has a good kick to it with the jalapeños. You can tone it down by removing the ribs and the seeds from the peppers. For a less spicy version, you can also use diced green chilis or pepperoncinis instead.
Yes, canned jalapeños will work great in this stuffed jalapeño popper chicken recipe.
Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
What to Serve with Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken
- Top this jalapeño popper stuffed chicken with some Instant Pot Queso Dip
- Serve it alongside these Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Peppers
- Pile it on top of this Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
- Serve it with this Prosciutto, Peach and Melon Salad
- Enjoy it with a side of Cucumber Dill Broccoli Slaw
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