Poppin’ Keto Stuffed Jalapeno Chicken
Poppin’ keto stuffed jalapeno chicken came about because my husband is currently doing keto and we had chicken and jalapenos. He is currently also on a jalapeno popper kick. He brought home 24 jalapenos from the store recently so I had plenty to work with.
I thought what could I do differently with the thin sliced chicken I had and this is what I came up with. I took the thin chick and laid 3 of the pieces out in a glass Pyrex pan. I mixed together cream cheese, chopped jalapenos and shredded cheese. I spread the cream cheese mixture out on the chicken and then covered each with another piece of thin chicken. I then wrapped each of these in two pieces of thick bacon and put the whole thing in the oven for about 40 mins.
What did my husband think? He loved it!
I also paired it with three jalapeno poppers each. Click here for that recipe http://www.theclassybrokegirls.com/poppin-keto-jalapeno-poppers/
What I like about this recipe!
It is easy. It is yummy. It took the elements he loves of jalapeno poppers and put in with chicken to made a great dinner.
What you need to make this poppin’ keto jalapeno stuffed chicken: Chicken, bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheese and jalapenos.
Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think of the recipe.
Poppin' Keto Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken
This recipes takes the best of a jalapeno and combines it with chicken for a great dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Servings: 1 3
- 3 Chicken Breast or 6 thin sliced pieces of chicken
- 2 Jalapenos
- 4 oz Cream Cheese
- 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 slices of bacon
Preheat oven to 350 F
If using regular chicken breast slice down the middle to make a slit for the filling and place in a 13x9 baking pan. If you are using thin sliced chicken, place 3 of the slices in the pan
Mix together your cream cheese, chopped jalapenos and shredded cheddar cheese ( other cheese will work also)
Fill the chicken breast with the mixture or spread on the thin chicken and then place the other slice of thin chicken on top
wrap each piece of stuffed chicken with two slices of bacon
Put in oven for 30-40 mins at 350. Check on your bacon and chicken around the 30 minute mark.
If you desire your bacon to be crispier turn on the broiler for 5-10 minutes, checking on it very often, every few minutes.
Remove from oven and enjoy
If you try this recipes comment below what you thought.
How to Make the Best Keto Jalapeno Poppers
Do you have a love of bacon and cream cheese with a kick? Is your garden over flowing with jalapenos and you don’t know what to do with them. The keto Jalapeno poppers recipe that my husband and I love is for you.
What will you need? Just three ingredients.
Jalapenos, cream cheese and bacon.
What kind of Bacon?
After making these many many times I have learned that thinner bacon is better for staying wrapped around the jalapenos but any bacon you have will do. We found the best deal on bacon at a local Mennonite Grocery store. It is the thickest bacon and is great for baking in the oven on a sheet pan flat but when we use to make jalapeno poppers the bacon always unravels. We still use it though because the price is just the best I have ever seen and under other bacon eating conditions I love the thick bacon.
Preparing the Jalepeno
We normally use 8 jalapenos that are cut in half and the seeds removed. Did you know the seeds are what make the peppers hot, so I like to get as many out as possible, but the choose is up to you.
Then we fill each half of the jalapeno with cream cheese. Use as much as it takes to fill the jalapeno half.
Third, cut your bacon in half. If your jalapenos are extra large then you might need the whole piece of bacon but we have found that half a slice per half will work just fine.
Next, wrap you bacon around each jalapeno half stuffed with cream cheese. Put these on a baking sheet.
Last, put your tray of bacon wrapped jalapenos in the oven. The oven should be heated to 375 and leave the poppers in the oven for about 25 minutes. Stating checking on them around the 20 minute mark depending on the thickness of the bacon. The thick bacon we use can take 35 minutes to cook. We also like our bacon crispy so I leave it in longer. Continue to check your poppers until you decide that the bacon looks how you like it. The total cook time of the jalapeno poppers will be 20-40 minutes depending on bacon and personal preference.
Poppin' Jalapeno Poppers
Spicy Jalapenos, creamy cream cheese and delicious bacon make up poppin' Jalapeno poppers
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 2 2-4
- 8 Jalapenos cut in half and seeds removed
- 1/2 cup Cream Cheese
- 8 slices bacon cut in half
Preheat oven to 375 F
Cut Jalapenos in half and remove seeds
Fill each Jalapeno half with cream cheese
Wrap each half piece of bacon around the cream cheese stuffed Jalapeno
Put in oven on a cookie sheet for 20- 40 minutes at 375 depending on the thickness of bacon
Start checking on the bacon around 20 minutes and take out when the bacon is at preferred crispiness
If you try the recipe comment below and let me know what you thought or any variations that you would suggest.
For my Poppin’ Keto Chicken Jalapeno Popper recipe click here