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Jalapeno popper chicken stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon.
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Jalapeno Popper Chicken

This jalapeno popper chicken is chicken breasts stuffed with a jalapeno cheese mixture, then wrapped in bacon and baked to crispy perfection. An easy low carb meal that's a total crowd pleaser!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword jalapeno popper chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 485kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeno peppers remove pepper seeds and ribs before dicing
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 slices bacon do not use thick cut bacon
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and garlic powder in a bowl; stir to combine.
  • Cut a deep pocket into each chicken breast, taking care not to cut all the way through to the other side.
  • Fill the pocket of each chicken breast with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Season the outside of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Wrap each chicken breast tightly with two slices of bacon and place the chicken on the sheet pan.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is crisp. You can broil the chicken for 3-4 minutes to crisp up the bacon if needed.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. then slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 562mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 0.8mg