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Jalapeno Popper Chicken 

My boys LOVE Jalapeño Poppers!

I wanted to make Jalapeno Poppers more into a meal so I made bacon wrapped chicken breasts stuffed with jalapeños and cream cheese. If you are dairy free, do not skip over this recipe! I used Kite Hill dairy free cream cheese spread and it worked great!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken was a huge hit with Kai! You can see his reaction on my Instagram Reel video on @mariaemmerich


My Jalapeno Popper chicken is SUPER delicious! It is an easy keto recipe that will quickly become a fan favorite!

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Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Egg Free, Main Course, Nut Free, Poultry
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 524


  • 4 6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts Click HERE
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened (or Kite Hill cream cheese spread for dairy free)
  • 2 jalepenos diced
  • 8 strips sugar free thin-cut bacon Click HERE
  • Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place a chicken breast on a cutting board. Take a sharp knife and, holding it parallel to the chicken, make a 1-inch-wide incision at the top of the breast. Carefully cut into the chicken to form a large pocket, leaving a ½-inch border along the sides and bottom. Repeat with the other 3 breasts.
  • Place the cheese in a bowl and add the jalepinos. Stir well to combine. Place mixture into a large ziplock. Cut a ¾-inch hole in one corner of the plastic bag with the jalepeno cheese, then squirt the softened cheese into the pockets in the chicken, dividing the cheese evenly among them.
  • Wrap 2 strips of bacon around each breast and secure the ends with toothpicks. Place the bacon-wrapped Chicken onto a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook until the bacon is crisp and the chicken is cooked through, about 18-20 minutes. Timing will depend on how thick the chicken breast is.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place on a rimmed baking sheet in a 400 degree F oven for 5 minutes or until warmed through.


Calories: 524 | Fat: 29g | Protein: 59g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 2


“When I was 31, I had my first grand mal seizure and was diagnosed with epilepsy.

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Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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