Stuffed Chicken Poppers Recipe

Cook Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes

Love the taste of Jalapeño poppers? What if we told you your favorite appetizer can be turned into a main course? We promise it’s not too good to be true. We’ve put together a recipe that turns ordinary chicken breast into a deliciously poppin’ dish!


  • 1 large chicken breast per person
  • 2 cups toasted panko (or bread) crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning


  • 1 (8oz) block of cream cheese
  • 2 large jalapeño peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4-6 slices of crispy bacon, chopped

Preparation & Cooking

  1. Mix panko crumbs and taco seasoning on a plate.
  2. Mix filling ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Slice a pocket into each chicken breast starting on the fatter end, and expand to create enough space for the filling.
  4. Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the pocket, leaving a small amount of room at the opening to pinch closed. (You can secure with toothpicks if desired.)
  5. Lightly moisten outside of stuffed chicken breast with a little olive oil, then coat all sides with the panko crumb mixture.
  6. Preheat MAK grill to 375°F.
  7. Place on grill (indirect heat) and cook at 375°F until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  8. Let cool and serve!



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