Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Each year, when vegetable season comes around, I tell myself that I am going to garden and actually be good at it. I head to the store, buy starters, get them planted in the ground or pots, and away I go! Well, each year, within a few weeks, I realize that I do not have a green thumb. I either over water, don’t water enough, place them in areas with too much sun, not enough sun, etc. Needless to say, they don’t thrive.

This past Spring, I was at the store and saw jalapeno plants. These were quite large and already planted. How can I mess them up when they are already done for me, right? Well, I am proud to say….my jalapeno plant is thriving! Tons of jalapenos have come off of it, it is green still and not shriveled up and brown, etc. Yea!!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

When I went outside last week to water, I noticed lots of jalapenos were ready to be picked off my plant. So, for dinner that night, I chopped up several jalapenos and made this yummy jalapeno popper chicken. My hubby grilled it and it was exciting having the family enjoy something that I was actually able to grow, hehe!!

If you love jalapenos, this chicken is a must try. Not too spicy, packed with flavor, and quite easy to prepare!!


Jalapeno Popper Chicken


  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/4 cup jalapenos, chopped and seeds removed
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. green onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded



  1. Preheat oven or grill to 425 degrees F.
  2. Grill chicken for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. If cooking in oven, cook in a baking dish for about 25 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the jalapenos, cream cheese, green onions, garlic, and cheddar cheese.
  4. Spread mixture evenly over cooked chicken and return back to grill or oven.
  5. Allow to cook an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese mixture is melted.
  6. Remove chicken from heat and serve!!

*We cooked ours on the grill, but in our cast iron skillet. It kept the grill clean, the kitchen didn’t get heated, and clean up was a breeze!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Recipe adapted from: Slender Kitchen

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

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