Air-Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Air-Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

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From:, January 2019

The perfect football-party food, classic jalapeño poppers get a crispy upgrade in an air fryer. Cream cheese tempers the just-right hint of heat from the pepper and Buffalo sauce. To save time, you can stuff the peppers ahead of the party and fry them just before serving.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cooked chicken breast (about 1¼ oz.)
  • ¼ cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (1 oz.)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped scallion
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 4 large jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise (about 1½ oz. each)
  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray


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  1. Combine cream cheese, chicken, Cheddar, scallion, hot sauce and dill in a medium bowl; stir until well combined. Clean seeds and membranes from jalapeños and stuff evenly with the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Place the stuffed jalapeños in the basket of an air fryer; coat with cooking spray. Cook at 370°F until the tops are browned and the jalapeños are tender, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 stuffed jalapeño halves
  • Per serving: 104 calories; 8 g fat(4 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 26 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 479 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 72 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 288 mg sodium; 104 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (38% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, ½ lean protein, ½ vegetable

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