Jalapeño-Popper Stuffed Chicken


Stuff all the flavors of fried jalapeño poppers into a creamy filling for stuffed chicken breasts. This healthy baked chicken recipe is great with a side of green beans for an easy dinner.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup finely chopped pickled jalapeños

  • ¼ cup Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ cup cornmeal

  • 2 (8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Combine jalapeños, cheese and cream cheese in a small bowl.

  3. Lightly beat egg in a shallow dish. Place cornmeal in a separate shallow dish.

  4. Cut a horizontal slit along the thin, long edge of each chicken breast, nearly through to the opposite side. Place half the filling in the center and press the edges firmly together. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Coat the chicken in the egg, then dredge in the cornmeal.

  5. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; add the chicken and cook until lightly browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Turn the chicken over and place the skillet in the oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F, 10 to 15 minutes.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
12g Fat
7g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 stuffed chicken breast
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Vitamin A 227IU 5%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Sodium 349mg 15%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 46mg 11%
Potassium 436mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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