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This jalapeño popper stuffed chicken will become the meal of your dreams! It’s a perfect chicken recipe for anyone who is currently eating low carb.
I honestly cannot rave about this recipe enough.
When I started my healthy lifestyle change, I was worried that I’d be “limited” (even more than what I was since I’m gluten-free) on what I could and couldn’t eat. I mean…how many different ways can a person find to eat a piece of chicken?
BUT, my thoughts about this lifestyle weren’t accurate, not by a long shot.
I never realized just how versatile and keto-friendly meals could actually be! With just a few small changes, the majority of meals can actually be altered to fit your Keto diet.
And I must say…this Keto Stuffed Jalapeño Popper Chicken recipe is crazy good.
The Best Jalapeño Popper Chicken Recipe!
One of the first things I ever tried when I moved to Texas were Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers and I was sold. When I figured out how to successfully stuff a piece of chicken, this was one of the first things I HAD to try.
My mouth is watering just thinking about it…
…it may have to be a permanent staple in my healthy meal-planning menu!
With this newly discovered knowledge about altering recipes, I have been slowly (very slowly) been making small changes in the way I eat to fit more of a “low carb style” way of life.
I honestly feel like it’s been going well!
I think my favorite part has been revamping some of my favorite things to eat (like these peanut butter cookies 😍)
If you know the basics about the Keto diet, then you can find ways to make almost any recipe work for you!
What’s In Low-Carb Jalepeño Popper Chicken?
Here’s what I used in my recipe to keep it delightfully low-carb, along with any substitutes you can make if you need to.
Chicken Breasts – I used boneless skinless chicken breasts but you can also use chicken tenders. Chicken thighs won’t turn out quite the same but can still work. If you decide that route, you need to buy boneless thighs.
Jalepeño Peppers – I used 4 large peppers. There really isn’t a replacement that works the same way. If you don’t like things spicy you can just use a few less.
Cheddar Jack Shredded Cheese – You can use pepperjack cheese or just shredded cheddar too.
Cream Cheese – Use full-fat cheese. If you are on the keto diet, you want to eat healthy fats like the ones found in cheese. There isn’t a substitute with the same texture, so use cream cheese.
Egg – The egg size isn’t important. If you don’t have any eggs on hand a little bit of milk will help the flour stick the same way.
Almond Flour – Use almond flour, not almond meal. Almond meal isn’t ground as fine as the flour so it will have a much different texture. If you don’t have almond flour you can use coconut flour instead, it will have a slightly different taste but will still come out amazing.
Pork Rind Crumbs – Use unflavored pork rinds. You don’t want pork rinds that have added sugars.
How To Make Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken
How do you stuff chicken? I’m happy to share! I have the entire recipe in the printable card a little below too.
First, cut the chicken lengthwise – from the longest end to the other. Do not slice all the way through, you want it to look like an open book, not two separate slices of chicekn.
Then, in a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese with the shredded cheddar jack cheese.
Cut the tops off of the jalapeño peppers and slice them into two pieces and cut out the seeds.
Stuff one half of each pepper with the cream cheese mixture. Put the peppers back together so they look like one whole pepper.
Place one stuffed pepper inside the pocket of each chicken. Close the chicken around it.
Then, you’ll dip the chicken into the egg, then the almond flour, and then the pork rinds.
Finish by placing the chicken on a baking sheet and baking for 25-35 minutes at 400 degrees.
What To Eat With Keto Chicken
What are your favorite keto-friendly side dishes? I love serving things that are simple and easy. You can’t go wrong with steamed vegetables with your favorite spices on them.
Want some more ideas? Here are some of my favorites!
How Can I Make The Stuffed Chicken Spicier?
If you want your chicken to have a little kick to it (I usually do), leave a couple of the jalepeño seeds in it. That’s what gives the peppers the heat!
Can You Freeze Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken?
Yes, this chicken is the perfect recipe to freeze and store for later! There are two ways to freeze it, depending on how you want to eat them.
If you want to freeze the entire meal for your family, then just pre-bake all of the stuffed chicken. Let it cool off completely, then store them in a casserole dish with a freezer-safe lid.
When you are ready to eat them, just take them out the night before and let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Cook them again at 450 degrees for 25 minutes.
If you want to make them so you can grab just one at a time for an easy lunch or dinner for yourself, then you should freeze the pre-cooked stuffed chicken on a single layer. Then, you can store the frozen chicken in a gallon zippered freezer bag.
When you are ready to eat them, just grab one out of the bag and heat it up in the oven at 450 degrees for 25 minutes.
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