The little bite sized babies might be cute, but watch out – they pack a little punch!
Yield: 10 servings

Baked Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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!

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 2pieces, Calories: 92kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 346mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 2