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Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken

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What happens when you combine Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!

What happens when you combine Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!
Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken

Serve it with fiesta lime rice, cilantro lime rice or a two bean salad or black bean cucumber salad on the side to make it a meal.

What happens when you combine Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!

For this recipe, I basically deconstructed my jalapeño poppers and stuffed them into chicken and the results where mouth watering!! Now updated to include Air Fryer directions!

Variations and Tips:

  • Use panko in place of breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture.
  • To make this gluten-free, use gluten-free panko.
  • For a milder version, take out the jalapeno seeds and membranes.
  • To make them spicy, leave them in.

What happens when you combine Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!

What happens when you combine Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!

What happens when you combine Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!

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Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken

4.95 from 67 votes
8
Cals:371
Protein:42.5
Carbs:11
Fat:17.5
What happens when you combine Skinny Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
What happens when you combine Baked Jalapeño Poppers with chicken?? Oh yeah baby!! Cheesy stuffed chicken breast stuffed with diced jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar jack cheese, scallions and bacon!
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 stuffed breasts

Ingredients

  • 2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 jalapeños, chopped (remove seeds for milder)
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar jack, Sargento
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 8 thin sliced skinless chicken breast cutlets, 3 oz each
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs, or GF crumbs
  • 1 1/2 juicy limes, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • olive oil non-stick spray

Instructions

  • Wash and dry chicken cutlets, season with salt and pepper.  Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Combine cream cheese, cheddar, scallions, jalapeño and bacon crumbles in a medium bowl.
  • Lay chicken cutlets on a working surface and spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture on each cutlet.
  • Loosely roll each one, secure the ends with toothpicks to prevent the cheese from oozing out.
  • Place breadcrumbs in a bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  • Dip chicken in lime-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down on a baking dish. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  • When finished, lightly spray the top of the chicken with oil spray.
  • Bake 22-25 minutes, serve immediately.

Air Fryer Directions

  • Follow Steps 1 to 8, then air fry in batches 400F for 12 minutes, turning halfway.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2 stuffed breasts, Calories: 371 kcal, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 42.5 g, Fat: 17.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 49 mg, Sodium: 356 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 0.5 g

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All ingredients measured and prepped.

Cream cheese filling on to chicken to roll up.

Chicken rolled with filling, prodded with toothpick and breaded.

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388 comments on “Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken”

  1. Love love love this recipe! The chicken is so good fresh and reheated. I didn’t have cheddar jack so I used half pepper-jack, half shard cheddar. This will definitely get added to our meal rotation. 

  2. I’ve made this a couple times now and my husband and I love it. It’s a perfect blend of cheesy spicy goodness. I followed the recipe exactly for the first couple times I made it. Last night, I rolled the chicken, covered it in lime, and then put it right into the skillet (no panko). It was just as good! I know a little bit of panko isn’t going to make or break the points/calories for this, but I wanted to try it.
    We served the chicken with a Mexican-ish stir fry style rice – cauliflower rice, corn, jalapenos, poblanos, and onion.

  3. I made this last night and it was a huge hit! I don’t have much luck rolling chicken so I just sliced my four regular chicken breasts in half and stuffed the filling. So delicious!!! Will definitely make this again.