Jalapeno Popper Chicken

I stole this one directly from Pinterest and I’m not ashamed to say so. This was so amazing that I had to share it.

No step by step pictures on this one. Sometimes when I’m making something new from Pinterest I never know if it’s going to turn out or not. Once I knew this recipe was a keeper I took some pictures and had to share.

When something has bacon in it and is baked in bacon grease how can you go wrong. If your arteries are listening just tell them it’s not bacon grease but olive oil. Maybe they’ll feel more at ease.

The only problem with this recipe is it didn’t have enough heat. I was expecting more and was disappointed when I only had a very very mild heat. When I make it again I’ll be adding more jalapeno’s. The choice is yours but I say, go big or go home. But not so big your mouth starts on fire and you are no longer able to taste.

When I presented the meal to my husband he said it looked like a fancy restaurant meal. This made me happy. Always a compliment.

Here’s the recipe.

I’m also going to post it because I hate when I click on a link and the link no longer works and I really don’t want to loose this recipe.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

3 chicken breasts
a sprinkle of cumin (I used about 1/2 tsp)
a sprinkle of chili powder (I used about 1/2 tsp)
a light sprinkle of salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
4 oz full fat cream cheese
3/4 cup chicken broth
3 slices of bacon, chopped
1 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro (can use 1 tsp dried but I don’t recommend)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Pan fry the bacon until crisp.  Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon but leave grease.  Sprinkle cumin, chili and salt on each side of chicken breasts and pan fry in the bacon grease until cooked through, flipping half way.  Remove chicken and keep warm.      Throw chopped jalapeno and garlic in pan and cook for approximately 2 minutes over medium heat.  Add chicken broth, scraping and deglazing the leftover yummies in the pan.  Add cream cheese and stir in until melted.  Add shredded cheddar and stir until melted.  Add bacon crumbles and cilantro, stirring through for a minute or so.  Spoon sauce over chicken.

3 thoughts on “Jalapeno Popper Chicken

    • Elizabeth Daisy on

      We love your recipe! It’s one of my favorite chicken recipes of all time. In fact we made it last night for dinner.

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