Jalapeno Popper Chicken with Bacon

Jalapeno popper chicken loaded with three types of cheese, fresh jalapeno slices, and crispy bacon. This delicious meal will be a family favorite dish!

Jalapeno popper chicken on a white plate with a black rim

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

All the same delicious flavors of stuffed jalapenos but instead of little bite size appetizers the cheesy layer covers baked chicken!

Creamy and rich with lots of texture from the topping and packed with flavor from the cheeses and peppers.  You are going to love this hearty dish!

I picked this recipe from Brandi’s collection over at Aunt Bee’s Recipes to share for the Fall FREAKY FRIDAY blog hop reveal that I participate in.

Freaky Friday

The last recipe I made for FF was this Bucatini with Sausage and Kale that my family devoured and it’s now one of of favorite pasta dishes.  This Jalapeño Popper Chicken recipe became an instant hit too!

Jalapeno popper chicken in a clear baking dish

Recipe blog hop!

The premise of Freaky Friday is similar to the Disney movie. Have you seen it?  It’s a comedy about a mom and her teenage daughter switching places so they can walk in each other’s shoes.

Talk about a freak-out!  It’s a funny family movie that I can watch over and over again.

Freaky Friday for bloggers is a lot of FUN. We poke around each other’s site and make one recipe of our choice, which is the most difficult part of FF especially when there are so many amazing recipes to choose from!

Brandi is a wife and mama of two young kiddos.  Her kitchen is always busy and lucky for us she shares her favorite dishes over at Aunt Bee’s Recipes!

Jalapeno popper chicken on a white plate with green salad in a separate bowl

Jalapeno popper chicken with bacon!

If you aren’t following her already you need to. You won’t be disappointed with her delicious family recipes. There are so many to choose from that are all drool-worthy, so be prepared to spend to time going though her recipe catalog.

I bookmarked these Teriyaki Pork Sliders, Tamale Pie, and Southern Fried Cabbage to try.  Isn’t your mouth watering just reading the recipe titles?!!

This Low Carb Jalapeño Popper with Chicken caught my eye because A. BACON tastes delicious on everything and B. I was completely intrigued by the crispy topping made with pork rinds (low carb)!

The only difference from Brandi’s recipe and the one I made is that I used fresh jalapeños instead of jarred.  I happened to have both available, but opted for the fresh since I needed to use them up.

You can adjust the amount to suit your taste and you can also serve extra on the side for those that like meals with heat!

Serve this dish with fresh green beans or roasted cauliflower for a complete meal!

Jalapeno popper chicken on a white plate with green handle utensitls
Jalapeno popper chicken with bacon

Jalapeno Popper Chicken with Bacon

Jalapeno popper casserole is make with the same ingredients as a stuffed jalapenos, but this dish is loaded with chicken and bacon. This low carb casserole will be a family favorite dish!
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 673kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 7 slices of bacon cooked reserve 2 slices for topping
  • 2 jalapenos diced (remove pith)
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated


  • 1 9 ounce bag pork rinds, chicharones, crushed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper in a 13 x 9 – inch casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the chicken is baking fry bacon slices in a large skillet. Drain on paper towels and break into pieces (reserve 2 for topping each serving).
  • Add onion and saute until tender. Remove from heat and cool.
  • In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar and parmesan cheese. Add onions, jalapenos and bacon pieces.
  • Remove chicken from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees. Spread jalapeno popper cheese mixture on top of all the chicken breasts.
  • For the topping mix together the crushed pork rinds, parmesan cheese and melted butte. Prinkle over cheese mix and chicken. Bake until the tops are lightly browned and chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 15 minutes.
  • Add additional slices of jalapenos and bacon pieces to each serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 1152mg | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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  1. Oh wow. This sounds amazing! I’ve always been a sucker for jalapeno poppers. And I’m always looking for ways to amp up that weekly chicken dish (who isn’t), I can’t wait to give this a go. My husband will go bananas over this, too. We’re fans of heat, jalapenos, and anything crispy 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness PURE COMFORT FOOD RIGHT HERE! Easy enough for a weeknight meal and great for the entire family. A side of roasted broccoli is absolute perfection. YUM!

  3. I have never tried jalapeno poppers. These sound super tasty…so many great flavors….and I love a good casserole. So easy. Freaky Friday for bloggers is an awesome idea! So fun.

  4. We love jalapeno poppers at my house so I love it translated into a delicious weeknight chicken dinner! This would work really well for the fella’s keto diet and I think it would also freeze beautifully for easy meal prep. Can’t wait to try this one!

  5. We eat so much chicken I think we’ll start sprouting pin feathers. I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to fix our chicken. Since we LOVE spicy the jalapeño chicken would be right up our alley. AND you can never go wrong with bacon. I’m pinning the recipe.

  6. This has just the right amount of kick and comes together so quickly and easily!! Love it, but then again I love anything with jalapeno 🙂

  7. You had me at bacon and jalapeños! Seriously, they are two of my favorite ingredients, and they taste so good together. Pinning this chicken for later!

  8. Bacon, pork rinds and chicken…YES! What a great combination of flavours. I know this would be a HUGE hit on the dinner table.

  9. I love making jalapeno poppers so next time I will definitely make this casserole instead! This looks so delicious and would make a great dinner 🙂 What a great choice of recipe!

  10. I am SO glad you picked this recipe! It is one of the all time most popular recipes on my blog and I REALLY need to update the photos. You have inspired me to do it because your pictures look AMAZING!

    1. Thanks, Brandi! I’m glad you’re happy with my recreation of your recipe. I was thrilled to be assigned to you, and always worry a little about my blogger buddies being pleased with the post 🙂 This dish is fantastic as I knew it would be! LOVE it!!!