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Jalapeño Popper Chicken | Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


All the amazing flavors of jalapeño poppers in an easy weeknight dinner recipe. Low carb and keto friendly dinner recipe.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 jalapeños
  • 4 pieces of bacon


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the chicken breasts in a large baking dish.

Spread cream cheese evenly over the chicken breasts.

Deseed jalapeños and dice. Sprinkle over chicken and cream cheese.

Top with shredded cheddar. Bake for 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Allow to cool, then chop coarsely.

Sprinkle bacon over chicken and cook an additional ten minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165˚F. Serve immediately.


Leave in some jalapeño seeds for extra spice.

Keywords: jalapeño popper