Jalapeno Popper Chicken

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226 CALORIES 2g CARBS 5g FAT 37g PROTEIN
3
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(5 Old SmartPoints™)
(6 PointsPlus®)

We’re keeping it simple today with this grilled or baked Jalapeno Popper Chicken. It couldn’t be any easier and is seriously delicious. Let’s talk about the players involved – fresh diced jalapenos, green onions, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. And no one would judge you if you added in some chopped bacon, just saying. Everything is baked on a juicy chicken breast to create a quick and surprisingly low calorie meal with under 250 calories.

Worried about the spice level? You could substitute in some roasted red peppers for a spice free version or use Poblano peppers for a milder spice. Regular bell peppers would also work and you could even use some shredded zucchini but you would lose the whole jalapeno popper theme. However with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and green onions – no matter what veggies you use, you are guaranteed a yummy dish.

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The Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 30 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, 4 pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill or preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill it for 5-7 minutes per side or until cooked through. In the oven, place the chicken in a baking dish and cook for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through and juices run clear.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the jalapenos, cream cheese, green onions, and cheddar cheese.
  5. For the grill – take the cooked chicken and place it on a piece of foil. Spread the cream cheese jalapeno mixture on top and return to grill. Close top with grill for 3-4 minutes until cheese begins to melt.
  6. For the oven – remove the baking dish and spread the cream cheese jalapeno mixture over the chicken. Return to oven and cook 8-10 minutes or until cheese I creamy and melted.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 85mg
28%
Sodium 223mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

 Jalapeno Popper Chicken
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8 Comments
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Olivia
October 30, 2018 - 11:39
I don’t have green onions HELP can I substitute- I’ve had this before and loves it
Stacie
June 6, 2018 - 18:47
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This was absolutely delicoius ! Will for sure be making this again!
February 15, 2017 - 19:37
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Easy, quick, and absolutely decadent! Thanks for this family-pleasing recipe.
January 16, 2017 - 15:09
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This was good, quick, and easy. Husband loved it.
March 5, 2016 - 06:51
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This will be come a staple at Catone Cottage - tons of flavor and so easy!
February 22, 2016 - 21:52
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Have made this twice already! Love it!
February 16, 2016 - 20:44
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This was delicious and we will be making it again!
February 4, 2016 - 11:15
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Love this! Will most definitely be making again :)
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