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Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Chicken for dinner doesn't need to be boring! This Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe is easy to make and so tasty the whole family will love it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Amanda Carlisle | A Few Shortcuts


  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into cutlets
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese blend
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked and diced
  • 2 jalapenos deseeded, chopped
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs


  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F.
  • Place chicken breasts in a single layer in a casserole dish. 
  • In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mayo, bacon, and jalapenos until well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture on top of the chicken and spread it out evenly. 
  • Sprinkle with the bread crumbs.
  • Bake for 40 -45 minutes or until juices run clear and internal temp of the chicken is 165 degrees F
  • Serve and enjoy 


Gluten Free

  • Use a gluten-free bread crumb. I prefer to crush gluten-free rice squares cereal and add a little garlic salt for seasoning. These make an excellent "bread crumb".

Dairy Free

  • It is possible to make this dairy free by substituting dairy-free cream cheese and dairy-free cheddar cheese.