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Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Jalapeno popper chicken wrapped in bacon! If you’re getting tired of boring chicken, you have to try this spicy chicken – it’s so juicy, full of creamy cheese and jalapenos, and best of all – it’s wrapped in bacon!

Look, I’m getting sick of boring chicken.

I’m calling for a change.

No more overcooked, dry, bland chicken breasts.

We’re making jalapeno popper chicken breasts wrapped in bacon. Because we want flavor.

If flavor is your thang, check out my other creative low carb chicken recipes!

stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon on white plate

So, stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon. It’s my new jam.

Hard to go wrong with bacon, my friends.

And this bacon wrapped chicken comes out so juicy and so full of flavor, that it’s going to be your jam too. Promise.

How to make stuffed chicken:

Guys, I know that stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon sounds like it might be tricky, but seriously – easy peasy. I’ll walk you through it.

First up, you’re going to make your filling. We’re going spicy, my friends!

Cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar, jalapenos, and a little garlic powder. Boom. Done.

Next, let’s season the chicken breasts. I’m keeping things simple, because that filling has some good flavor already.

bacon wrapped chicken in white baking dish

You’ll drizzle the chicken with olive oil and then sprinkle on some paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Rub it in and get ready to fill those chickies.

Grab a sharp knife and cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast. Check out my video at the top of this post to see just how easy this is!

Once your chicken is ready, spoon that filling right in.

Grab your bacon, slice it in half, and arrange 2 half-pieces over each chicken breast, tucking the ends underneath as needed.

low carb chicken wrapped in bacon

How to cook bacon wrapped chicken breast:

Pop your chicken in a rimmed baking dish and preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

This takes about 25 minutes to bake. If you’re testing with a thermometer, be sure you stick it into the meat and not into the filling!

If your bacon isn’t quite as crisp as you’d like, turn the broiler to high and let it cook for another minute or two. Keep a close eye any time you use the broiler – things go quickly under there!

chicken wrapped in bacon in white baking dish

What goes with chicken wrapped in bacon?

Because this bacon wrapped chicken is full of goodness (cream cheese, mayo, and cheddar – three of my favorites), I like to keep things a little bit lighter for sides.

Try my keto coleslaw or a simple green salad with some steamed veggies for a complete dinner.

And if you just can’t get enough spice, try my jalapeno popper stuffed peppers too!

Hope you guys love this jalapeno chicken as much as we did!

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

This bacon wrapped jalapeno popper stuffed chicken is the most flavorful chicken breast you can make! The crispy bacon and spicy peppers make this oh so good!

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar
  • ¼ cup minced jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken breasts and sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder on each side. Rub the spices into the chicken to coat.
  3. Use a sharp knife to cut a deep pocket into the side of each chicken breast. Set aside.
  4. Add the cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeno, mayonnaise, garlic, and salt to a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the chicken breasts.
  6. Cut each slice of bacon in half and lay 2 pieces over each chicken breast.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. If you’d like to crisp the bacon even more, place the dish under a broiler set to high for 1-2 minutes.


Use more or less jalapeno as desired based on your preferred level of spiciness. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 464Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 595mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 45g

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81 thoughts on “Jalapeno Popper Chicken”

  1. This recipe completely destroyed a nine year tradition!!! We have made stuffed chicken several time but there is one stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon that we could only get from the local grocer. Although we have tried to make it a couple times, it never quite measured up. Well….tonight my husband said this recipe has completely replaced the one that we purchase from the store. He said we would probably never buy them again!!! What??? It was delicious!!! We both enjoyed every bite! I did add a little more garlic powder and jalapeno because we like a kick. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Melody Johnson

    I made this tonight for dinner. I have gestational diabetes and finding something that I actually want to eat is hard. My kids devoured it and I now have a new favorite!!!

  3. Thank you for this idea! I’m not a fan of cream cheese but I’m going to try using goat cheese with the cheddar in the peppers. I’m also going to do some with sweet banana peppers instead of the jalapeno and add some different spices. Can’t wait!

  4. Made this today and it was awesome. I accidentally put the garlic and onion powder in the jalapeno cheese stuffing but it made it more flavorful so no harm there lol. I also used a light sprinkling of McCormick rotisserie seasoning for the outside of the chicken which gave it some good flavor. This was delicious and easy, will make it again.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Extra onion and garlic never hurt anyone! ๐Ÿ™‚ The rotisserie seasoning sounds like a great addition too!

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’m not sure what you’re asking, I’m sorry. What do you mean by ‘recipe ready?’

  5. Just found your site. Iโ€™ve lost 70lbs since last August by eating low carbs and I am getting bored with food. I am looking forward to trying these great recipes.

  6. Linda Gastanaga

    I found this recipe some weeks ago and have wanted to make it. Finally did and it was wonderful! Husband loved it even more, and he can take a bit more heat then I can. I had to take a few pieces of jalapeno out as I ate it. I actually wrapped the stuffed breasts rather than laying the bacon slices on top. I would make it that way again. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. ~ Linda

    1. Karly Campbell

      Glad you enjoyed it! You should try the ‘tamed’ jalapenos in a jar next time – they are a little more mild, but still full of flavor. I bet your husband would still enjoy too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Have made a lot of your recipes and love them, as does my family. My husband is diabetic and these recipes are perfect!

  8. Just found your site I was looking for low carb recipes and yours looks so delicious. I’m looking forward to making them.

    1. Karly Campbell

      The nutrition info is all located in the recipe card. There are 2 net carbs per serving for this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I’ve been looking for a low carb jalapeno popper chicken recipe. This is perfect for tonight. Can’t wait! Thanks.

  10. Just found your website. Really liking your recipes. Will be giving most of them a try. Thank you.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Per my calculations, there are 33g of protein, but I’m not a registered dietician and your mileage may vary. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Marissa, I make something similar to this that is a bacon wrapped chicken. You can cook it in the crockpot but you have to put it under the broiler once done so your bacon isn’t soggy.

  11. Made this for dinner tonight and it was so yummy! My 13 yr old asked me to make it again too!

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