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Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Jalapeño Popper Chicken

I have partnered with Mezzetta for, Mezzetta Makes it Betta to show you how to make this easy and delicious Jalapeño Popper Chicken. Think tender juicy chicken loaded with cheese, jalapeños, and bacon, so yummy!

Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Jalapeño Popper Chicken is not only a family favorite it’s a total crowd-pleaser. I cooked these delicious chicken rolls in the airy fryer, but they are also oven friendly! Everything you love about jalapeño poppers is stuffed inside the chicken and it is truly so flavorful and delicious. 

Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Both my kids love cheese, the fact that this chicken has two is probably why they love jalapeño popper chicken so much. The pickled Mezzetta japapeños take this dish above and beyond the spiciness is quickly cooled by the creamy cream cheese, there really is not better flavor combo. You are going to have everyone coming back for seconds. 

How to make Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Jalapeño Popper Chicken

  • Start by patting dry your chicken cutlets, sprinkle each side with salt and pepper. 
  •  In a small bowl combine cream cheese, garlic, cheddar cheese, green onions, jalapeños, and bacon crumbles. 

Jalapeño Popper Chicken

  • On a clean working surface layout your chicken cutlets. Spread 2-3 tbsp of cream cheese mixture onto each cutlet. 

  • Gently roll up each cutlet, if your cutlets don’t stay together you can seal them with a toothpick.
  • Lightly brush each cutlet with olive oil. 
  • Roll the cutlet in bread crumbs and place in air fryer tray. You may need to do this in batches. 

    • Air fry the cutlets at 400 degrees for 13 minutes, flipping at 6 minutes thru. If baking pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees and bake for 25 minutes. Time may vary depending on the size of chicken cutlets. 
Yield: 5

Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Jalapeño Popper Chicken

This easy and delicious Jalapeño Popper Chicken is a total crowd-pleaser. Think tender juicy chicken loaded with cheese, jalapeños, and bacon, so yummy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5-6 thinly sliced chicken cutlets  
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup diced Mezzetta jalapeños
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 2 tbsp diced green onion
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • fresh lime for serving
  • jalapeños for serving

Instructions

    1. Start by patting dry your chicken cutlets, sprinkle each side with salt and pepper. 
    2. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, garlic, cheddar cheese, green onions, jalapeños, and bacon crumbles. 
    3. On a clean working surface layout your chicken cutlets. Spread 2-3 tbsp of cream cheese mixture onto each cutlet. 
    4. Gently roll up each cutlet, if your cutlets don't stay together you can seal them with a toothpick.
    5. Lightly brush each cutlet with olive oil. 
      Roll the cutlet in bread crumbs and place in air fryer tray. You may need to do this in batches. 
    6. Air fry the cutlets at 400 degrees for 13 minutes, flipping at 6 minutes thru. If baking pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees and bake for 25 minutes. Time may vary depending on the size of chicken cutlets. 


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