jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breasts with a cob of corn on the side

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.


jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breasts with a cob of corn on the side
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Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts!

All the flavor of jalapeno poppers stuffed into grilled chicken breast. This is a family favorite way to enjoy chicken at dinner!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 2 whole jalapeños
  • olive oil
  • cajun seasoning


  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    raw jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breast
  • Generously rub each chicken breast with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Grill chicken about 25 minutes turning occasionally until it is cooked through and internal temperature is 165°F.
4.78 from 9 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 339 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 873mg | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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

Course Chicken, Dinner
Cuisine American


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  1. Baking time + amount of cream cheese and jalapenos was fine. However the chicken and/or cream cheese could have desperately used some more seasoning. The chicken itself was extremely bland. Maybe even breaded it or marinated it beforehand?3 stars

  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 :)

    1. I would freeze these before baking. You will need to adjust the cooking time if cooking from frozen.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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!!! (:

      1. I would bake them at 350 about 30-35 minutes or until they reach 165 degrees.

  6. 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!!!!!!!

      1. 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!!