Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

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Something occurred to me while I was making this chicken the other night.


I should try to make anything and everything Jalapeno Popper-ish.

Shouldn’t I? How fun would that be. I think it would make anything delicious.

Now, my husband, on the other hand apparently doesn’t agree. He did something so disgraceful. He dissected the chicken, took out the jalapenos, re-wrapped it and ate it.

He officially un-did the jalapeno popper part of the chicken – right in front of me. Why would anyone do that. I don’t take the matzah balls out of his matzah ball soup!


Anyway, these are chicken breasts pounded thin, stuffed with jalapeno strips and bacon, rolled in bread crumbs and drizzled with a cream cheese sauce. Oh, and served with grits.

That’s right, I just went all Southern on you.

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The combination is luscious in my opinion.


But don’t ask my husband.


Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken


  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin (or you could buy the thin chicken cutlets at Publix)
  • 3 fresh jalapenos, seeds removed, sliced into thick strips
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup real cream
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups grits, cooked according to package directions (I used plain)


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Whisk eggs, milk and seasoned salt together in a bowl; set aside.
  • Place butter in a skillet over medium high heat; add jalapeno strips. Saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes, stirring every minute or two.
  • To stuff chicken breasts, layer bacon and jalapeno strips in the center, then very tightly roll up from one end.
  • Dip chicken breasts in egg/milk mixture (using both hands to make sure it stays together), then carefully dredge in bread crumbs.
  • Place on a baking sheet and secure with one toothpick on each end.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until starting to brown on top and done all the way through.
  • While the chicken is baking, make the cream cheese sauce. Heat a skillet over medium heat, add cream cheese and rest of ingredients. Whisk it constantly and bring to a slight boil. Reduce heat to low and whisk until all cheese is melted.
  • Place stuffed chicken over a ladle full of grits and drizzle with cream cheese sauce.
  • Eat!

Oh, and here’s a little tip. Save any remaining sauce and reheat it for nachos. It makes an amazing cheese dip.




  • Christine
    September 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    I’m a new follower and this looks like a good one. I cant wait to try it out with that sauce wow!

  • TerryG
    April 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Printed this off to try this coming week…I only need the cream and cream cheese! Looks so yummy!

  • Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}
    April 11, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    I just put together a “50 Fabulous Chicken Dishes” Recipe Round Up from links that were submitted to The Weekend re-Treat over the past couple of weeks and this recipe was included and featured in today’s post!


  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Thanks so much Shauna!! Love the post 🙂

  • Krista Low
    April 6, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    This recipe looks amazing! What a fabulous idea to jazz up chicken. I am pinning this! Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

  • Leslie
    April 5, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Good grief, this looks really amazing!!! My husband and I would both devour this plate in a heartbeat! What an inventive idea to somehow turn one of America’s favorite appetizers into a delish entree. Your pictures are beautiful, and I love the plate it’s on, too! 🙂

  • Dixie Chik
    April 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Thanks so much Leslie!

  • Trey Moran
    April 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    I’m gonna have to try this. I like that you put the cream cheese in a sauce and not inside the chicken.

  • Dixie Chik
    April 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Thanks Trey!

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