Duck Jalapeño Poppers


Jalapeño stuffed with fresh duck, cream cheese, pepper Jack cheese, and wrapped in thick bacon.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
16 jalapeno poppers


  • 2 duck breast halves

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground chipotle pepper (such as Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend®)

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (such as Ac'cent®)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 5 drops hot pepper sauce

  • 8 jalapeno peppers - stemmed, seeded, and halved lengthwise, or to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package pepper Jack cheese, sliced, or to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 8 thick slices bacon, or to taste

  • toothpicks


  1. Clean and rinse duck breasts thoroughly in cold water. Cut into 1/4-inch slices and place in a resealable plastic bag with water and salt. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. Remove from bag and rinse again under cold running water.

  2. Combine duck, ground chipotle pepper, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, monosodium glutamate, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce in a resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate until well marinated, 2 to 3 hours more.

  3. Fill jalapenos with pepper Jack cheese and cream cheese. Top with marinated duck. Cut bacon strips in half and wrap each stuffed pepper with a bacon strip. Secure with a toothpick.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) and lightly oil the grate. Cook jalapeno peppers, flipping once or twice, until bacon is browned, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This dish is still delicious without duck for those who do not like wild game.

You can also wrap the duck around the peppers, depending on the length of the strips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
13g Fat
2g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 1207mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 90mg 2%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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