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I've always loved jalapeno poppers and had some chicken breasts I needed to use up. I came up with this recipe and fell in love with it.


Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr
15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x11-inch baking dish.

  • Combine crushed crackers, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Place bread crumbs in a second bowl. Pour beaten eggs into a third bowl.

  • Pound each chicken breast with a tenderizer until thin. Place two strips of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno on top of each breast. Fold together and dip in egg, bread crumbs, egg, and crackers in that order. Place in the prepared baking dish and secure with toothpicks or kitchen twine.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Rather than dice jalapenos myself, I used jarred jalapenos to save on preparation time...if you choose to use fresh jalapenos, remember they can be quite a bit hotter so adjust recipe accordingly.

Nutrition Facts

612 calories; protein 36.4g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 34g; cholesterol 219.2mg; sodium 750.1mg. Full Nutrition