Jan 29, 2014

Baked Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers



The little bite sized babies might be cute, but watch out – they pack a little punch!

I love jalapeno poppers AND buffalo chicken so I decided to combine them both and really spice things up!


These are so good and real easy to make. Prep them ahead and bake them just before you're ready to serve. They should be served hot, so don't bake them ahead. If you want to go carb-less or gluten free, I think they would be good without the panko too.  Just please do yourself a favor and wear gloves when you cut the peppers.





Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 10 • Size: 2 jalapeno poppers • Old Points: 2 • Weight Watcher Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 92 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 5 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 7 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 346 mg  • Cholest: 14 mg


Ingredients:

  • 10 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 3 medium scallions, green part only, chopped
  • 2 oz shredded low fat sharp cheddar (I used Cabot 50%)
  • 4 oz shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup Franks Hot sauce (or any buffalo wing sauce)
  • 1/2 cup egg whites, beaten
  • 3/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a baking pan lined with parchment or foil with cooking spray. Wearing rubber gloves, cut peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and membrane.

Combine cream cheese, cheddar and scallions in a medium bowl. Mix in shredded chicken and hot sauce.

Combine panko, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper in another bowl.

Fill peppers with chicken cheese filling with a small spoon or spatula.

Dip peppers in egg, then in panko mixture to coat and place on prepared baking sheet. Spray the peppers with more oil and bake until golden, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Serve hot, make 20.

39 comments :

  1. These look great. I'm curious if you think it work work and possibly reduce the calories further to use laughing cow cheese instead of the cream cheese?

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    1. Well that depends on whether you want it to be healthy or low-cal. Big difference but people seem to equate one with another.

      Laughing cow is not even real cheese...it's not far off from Velveeta or Cheez Whiz but people seem to think it's a good alternative just because it's low cal.

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  2. I LOVE jal poppers! I am going to try these also. YUMMY!! :o))

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  3. I'm making these for the Super Bowl this weekend. YUMMY!

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  4. OMG yes! perfect finger food! Thanks perfect timing
    http://elierey.blogspot.com/

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  5. These look Amaz-balls!

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  6. Hnnnngggggg. Looks so good! I must try. Maybe I'll blog about my attempt and give a shoutout to my favorite cooking blog! Thanks so much.

    Michelle Xx
    http://www.wattsinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  7. Arby's used to have jalapeno bites with some sort of sweet berry sauce for dipping. Now that I have this perfect recipe for a delicious popper, I need to think up a sweet sauce that still fits in with my weight watchers diet!

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    1. They have them back. Just had them yesterday. Yummy !!

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    2. Here's the recipe for Arby's Sauce...a few tweaks and this could be made healthy
      https://www.topsecretrecipes.com/Arbys-Bronco-Berry-Sauce-Recipe.html

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  8. I've been looking for a healthy Super Bowl recipes, and these look perfect! Have you ever tried stuffing sweet mini peppers with hummus instead of cream cheese? My local grocery story offered samples of hummus-stuffed sweet mini peppers last summer, but I lost the recipe and would like to try it at home because my husband doesn't eat dairy.

    Thanks for sharing so many easy, healthy recipes. Hope your cookbook comes out soon!

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  9. These look like they'd be a great lunch too! 2 of these poppers with a piece of fruit, maybe a cheese stick and/or some veggies, would make for a very filling and satisfying lunch.

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  10. Oh my gosh, these look amazing...buffalo chicken AND jalapeno poppers? I'm in heaven already.

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  11. I love food with a bit of a bite. These are the perfect super bowl snacks for my husband and I.

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  12. They look like cute little mice!
    MaryBe

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  13. Oh these look so good!!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  14. Do you think these could be made lower carb by leaving off the egg and panko crumb mixture. Would this work?

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  15. wow thanks for the recipe. These sound so good. Gonna make them for superbowl. We love anything hot and spicy.

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  16. I prepared these last night for baking this evening! I skipped the egg and just sprinkled some panko bread crumbs on top. I was worried that the filling would fall out if I tried dipping them in the egg. Did you have any issues with dipping?

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  17. hi is the shredded chicken already cooked?

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    1. I believe so yes - it would be cooked - I'm not sure you can actually shred uncooked chicken.

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  18. Your original jalapeno popper recipe is one of my absolute favorites from you, this just takes it up another notch!

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  19. These look so yummy! I love all your recipes. They don't taste like the typical "healthy" foods. You make it so easy to stay on plan. I can't wait to try these out! www.futurehealthymama.blogspot.com

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  20. I found a new product, Greek Cream Cheese. Check it out!

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  21. Made these tonight!!! Awesome!!!! Can't stop eating them!

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  22. So incredible! I wanted to make wings & poppers for the Super Bowl ...but came across your recipe at just the right time (this seriously somehow always seems to happen). Only breaded the tops and made homemade breadcrumbs from a loaf of leftover whole wheat french bread from dinner last night. Turned out perfect, and they were a HUGE hit for my Super Bowl gathering! Thank you!

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  23. Oh yummy! These look outrageous!

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  24. Made these for Super Bowl and they were fantastic! Couldn't stop eating them! I breaded some and not others and they tasted great both ways. Can't wait to make them again.

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  25. Does this make 10 or 20 poppers. Also are 2 poppers 2 points? Want to make sure I know how to read details about recipe accurately. I could probably set the whole batch by myself in one sitting. Just don't want to use all my points for the day on these!!!!!!

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  26. Made these tonight, they were AMAZING! Everyone loved them. Definitely making them again soon, great recipe Gina! :)

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  27. I made these this weekend and they were amazing. I went a little crazy and instead of the bread crumbs, wrapped in bacon. I guess it sort of defeated the "skinny" part but SO amazing.

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  28. Making these tonight for my hubby- will definitely instagram it!!!! He loves anything buffalo :) Best of luck with the cookbook xo

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  29. These look amazing. Thanks for the Cabot shout out!

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