Jalapeno Popper Chicken is chicken layered with cream cheese, jalapenos, and cheese. This simple dinner is low-carb and Keto friendly!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken


The past few years have been a reset for all of us.

Back to family time without distractions. I think we’re all a little more conscience of our usage of everything. 

That’s how this recipe came about. I had some jalapenos left over from this Creamy Tomatillo Dressing I made for a church activity. Since we are trying to use every single ingredient in our fridge before it goes bad I thought of this chicken.

I have about ten Jalapeno Popper recipes on this blog and have been wanting to make a chicken version for a while.


Interesting enough, it’s not as spicy as you would think. When jalapenos are cooked they lose some of their kick. Don’t get me wrong, every once in a while I will get a pepper that is crazy spicy.


Yes. Canned jalapenos are a great option here! Use a 4 ounce can of diced jalapenos to substitute.


You can have this dinner in the oven in less than ten minutes (if your bacon is already cooked).

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

  1. Layer your chicken in a 9×13 baking dish.Jalapeno Popper Chicken
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chicken.Jalapeno Popper Chicken
  3. Sprinkle the diced jalapenos on top.Jalapeno Popper Chicken
  4. Add some shredded cheddar cheese.Jalapeno Popper Chicken
  5. Add some crumbled bacon on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken


Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

4.55 from 222 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1.5 - 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, (slice in half lengthwise if thick)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced, (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon, (about 6 slices)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, (or mix of cheddar)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Layer chicken in a single layer in the baking dish. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese, milk or cream, and garlic powder. If not room temperature enough microwave until able to stir together. Spread mixture evenly over chicken.
  • Sprinkle jalapeno peppers, bacon, and cheese on top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove foil for the last 5 minutes of baking to melt cheese.
Serving: 1/6 of the recipe, Calories: 349kcal, Protein: 28g, Fat: 26g
Cuisine: American
Course: All Recipes
Jalapeno Popper Chicken