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Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Jalapeno popper chicken on black plate.

Seared chicken breasts get topped with a creamy, cheesy mixture that's got a little spice from jalapenos! This dish is low carb, full of flavor, and ready in about 30 minutes!

Seared chicken breasts get topped with a creamy, cheesy mixture that's got a little spice from jalapenos! This dish is low carb, full of flavor, and ready in about 30 minutes!

Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar, divided
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Sliced jalapeno, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness and season on both sides with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt. 
  3. Heat a large oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and let heat
  4. Once oil is hot, add the chicken and cook on each side for about 4-5 minutes or until nicely browned.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, stir together the cream cheese, jalapeno, garlic, and ½ cup of cheddar until well combined.
  6. Spoon the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top of each piece of chicken. 
  7. Sprinkle with the remaining cheddar.
  8. Transfer chicken to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon.
  10. Top with slices of jalapeno and serve.

Notes

Make sure your chicken is pounded or cut to an even thickness for even cooking.

To make this dish less spicy, remove the seeds from the jalapeno before mincing. For more spice, add cayenne to the cream cheese mixture or more minced jalapeno

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 1073mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 27g

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