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Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Chicken makes the perfect meal combining a favorite jalapeno popper dip with baked chicken. A definite go-to family favorite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jalapeno popper chicken
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 6 skinless boneless chicken breast

For the Jalapeno Popper Topping:

  • 3 slices bacon diced
  • 2 jalapenos deveined, deseeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup crushed butter crackers 1/2 sleeve
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425º F. Place chicken breasts in a small casserole dish and bake until juices run clear when pricked, about 45 minutes.
  • While chicken is baking, prepare jalapeno popper topping for chicken. Add bacon, jalapenos, and onions to a small skillet and fry until bacon is crispy and jalapenos and onions are tender. Remove from heat and add to a small mixing bowl. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise or yogurt, and cheeses to mixing bowl and cream together with bacon mixture until well-combined.
  • Remove chicken from oven and reduce oven heat to 350º F. Spread jalapeno popper topping on top of chicken until well-covered.
  • For the topping, mix together crushed crackers, cheese, and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of jalapeno popper topped chicken. Bake until crackers are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm.