Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts!

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How to Make Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts!

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I absolutely love jalapeño poppers!  This was a great way to incorporate them into my dinner!

Be sure to wear gloves when you seed the jalapeños.  Removing the seeds and inner membranes helps control the spice levels.

I did these up on the grill but you can also bake them at 350 for about 30 minutes or until juices run clear and temperature reaches 165 degrees.


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Servings: 4 servings
Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts!
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Author: Holly
Course: chicken, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jalapeno popper chicken breasts

All the flavor of jalapeno poppers stuffed into grilled chicken breast. This is a family favorite way to enjoy chicken at dinner!

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  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 2 Whole Jalapeños
  • Olive Oil
  • Cajun Seasoning
  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Wearing gloves, cut each jalapeño in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and inner membranes. Combine cream cheese and cheddar cheese (if using). Fill each jalapeño half with cream cheese.
  3. Cut a slit in each chicken breast. Be careful not to cut all of the way through. Place a jalapeño in each chicken breast. Secure closed with a toothpick.
  4. Generously rub each chicken breast with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning.
  5. Grill chicken about 25 minutes turning occasionally until it is cooked through and internal temperature is 165.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 339, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 168mg, Sodium: 354mg, Potassium: 873mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 50g, Vitamin A: 8.2%, Vitamin C: 13.3%, Calcium: 7.9%, Iron: 5.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

27 comments on “Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts!”

  1. I,m going to try this but cut the jalpeno up and mix it with the cream chese

  2. I would like to freeze some – do you recommend freezing before or after baking? I’m married to a vegetarian and it’s quite difficult to make just 1 breast :)

  3. What if you do not have a grill?

  4. I am going to make this for supper Thursday. Would it be ok to prepare them ahead of time and put in the frig. that would save me time when I get home from work , my husband could already have them in the oven.

  5. I have made these with boneless skinless thighs and wrapped them with a bacon strip before grilling them. They are absolutely wonderful!!!

  6. made for dinner for our first child-free evening. Thank you

  7. Just made this for lunch for my little sister-in-law and I.. We feel in LOVE! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!!! (:

  8. I made this and it was a big hit with my family. Thanks!!

  9. Looks yummy. I’m looking forward to cooking this for my husband~

  10. Can I use jalapenos out of the jar?

  11. Do you think you could bake them?

  12. I love poppers too. We need to try this.

  13. I’m thinking leave it alone and maybe even use fat free cream cheese to make it just a little more healthier…… :-) I like you LOVE poppers so I am very happy to have this recipe in my box now THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  14. Do you think frozen poppers would work?

    • Hmm… I would worry that the breading on them might get soggy? If you try it, I’d love to know how it works out for you!

      • I must have missed something. I don’t see anything about breading in the recipe. Should be great.

        • Ginny was wondering if she could use frozen poppers in this recipe. While this recipe doesn’t have breading, most frozen poppers do. If the popper was breaded and put inside the chicken I think the breading would get soggy.

          :) Enjoy Dave, we love these!!

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