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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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

371 Cals 42.5 Protein 11 Carbs 17.5 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Mexican
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!

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 2stuffed breasts, Calories: 371kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 42.5g, Fat: 17.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 356mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 0.5g
WW Points Plus: 9
Keywords: air fryer jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breast, jalapeno popper stuffed bacon chicken, jalapeno popper stuffed chicken, jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breast, jalapeno popper stuffed chicken recipe

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

  1. This was super tasty and felt quite easy to make. Thank you! 

  2. This was delicious! Will definitely make again, need to practice on my rolling technique a little but we loved them!

  3. I make this with Costco rotisserie chicken. I know that probably changes the calorie content some however I omit the breadcrumbs doing this too. I keep the lime and the cream cheese/jalapeno stuffing then mix everything together in a sort of casserole. Husband and I love it. I made it once as recipe said and was time consuming for our busy house. A+

  4. These were wonderful. Thanks! 

  5. Great and Tasty. Easy to prepare. The temperature was way too hot in my oven. I reduced after the first 10 minutes. 
    Definitely will prepare again. 

  6. Cooked this and it came out a little dry. Anyone have any idea what I did wrong to fix this?

  7. Cooked this in the air fryer last night and it was packed with flavor. It will definitely be a staple in our household from now on. Had some leftover cream cheese mixture that we ate on a bagel this morning and it was equally delicious!

  8. By the way, I LOVE your recipes!! They help me tremendously.

  9. Easy and delicious. I just sliced regular-sized breasts in half. Worked well.

  10. This was stellar, Gina! Absolutely had the flavor of jalapeño poppers.

    For those who are looking for something spicy, definitely leave in the membranes and seeds. I removed them out of habit, and the jalapeño really mellows when it’s baked. 

  11. So delicious!!! I thought it was going to be too much jalapenos but it was perfect! So delicious, My husband loved it too! I served it with roasted rainbow carrots and it was a delightful and healthy meal.

  12. My hubby said, “definitely add this one to the favorites list!”
    Such a creative idea, and I can’t believe its such low calorie for how much rich, gooey, delicious it is stuffed with! 
    I did double the bacon, I figured it was worth the extra point to me. We cooked this in the air fryer and it came out perfectly! 

  13. This was divine. Whole family loved it! Our third Skinny Taste meal this week and all three were flavor explosions. Thank you so much. 

  14. I put everything in the recipe builder and this came out as 8 points?

  15. Made this last night and OMG!!!!!!!! My husband just told me that this is hands down the best chicken he has EVER eaten…and that includes restaurants. This is absolutely delicious and will be our little “cheat meal” at our house. Thank you for making such flavorful recipes!

  16. I hate rolling chicken but I love the flavors of this recipe so much. So I just breaded the cutlets and air fried them flat. Then I topped them with the cheese mixture and air fried or broiled them until the cheese was melted and bubbly. Same flavor. Less hassle.

  17. I hate rolling chicken but I love the flavors of this recipe so much. So I just breaded the cutlets and air fried them flat. Then I topped them with the cheese mixture and air fried or broiled them until the cheese was melted and bubbly. Same flavor. Less hassle.

  18. Hi! This was amazing! Howeve, I put this in recipe builder and it came up as 8 points. Are the servings off? Or did I do something wrong? I didn’t just put in the nutrition info. 

  19. Why would this be higher on purple, than on blue?
    What am I missing?

  20. Thanks for the recipe! How did you roll yours so perfectly? I used half the filling and mine were just a mess to roll up. LOVE the flavor combinations though.