Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Jalapeno poppers are universally adored, but when it comes to spicy foods, I'm a bit of a lightweight. So, I came up with the idea to stuff a chicken breast with all the deliciousness of jalapeno poppers. It offers a hint of heat, but since the jalapenos are cooked, it's not too overwhelming for me or for kids. For a complete meal, consider serving it alongside oven-baked fries and a garden salad with creamy ranch dressing. 

Serving size: 2 people
Time: 1 hour


  • 2 chicken breast; about 1 pound (marinated overnight in 2 cups of peach or orange juice)
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped jalapeños
  • 1 teaspoon [Not So] SIMPLE SPICE
  • 1 tbsp ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, bacon & jalapeños.
  3. Place the chicken breast into a greased dish ( sliced down the middle but don’t cut all the way in half so you can stuff it) and stuff with the cream cheese mixture. Repeat so all the chicken is stuffed.
  4. Sprinkle spices all over the chicken.
  5. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven & sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of each breast.
  6. Place back in the oven on broil for 5 more minutes or until melted and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.