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
Servings: 6 -8
- 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
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.