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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers with Shredded Chicken and Cheese - Recipe

Jalapeno peppers sliced, stuffed with shredded chicken and cheese, then wrapped in bacon and broiled or grilled to crispy perfection. The ideal party appetizer. Here is the recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 70kcal


  • 1 medium sized chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasonings + more as needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 10 jalapeno peppers
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 slices bacon cut in half
  • Your favorite hot sauce for serving


  • Heat a large pan to medium heat. Season chicken with Cajun seasonings and salt and pepper.
  • Add oil to pan and heat. Sear the chicken on each side about a minute, then reduce heat to low.
  • Add tomato sauce, basil and garlic powder. Simmer about 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and very tender. Shred with a fork and set aside.
  • Slice jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and core them out.
  • Stuff each with chicken then top with cheese.
  • Wrap each with a half slice of bacon.
  • Set oven to broil. Add poppers to a lightly oiled baking sheet and broil in the center of the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked and peppers soften.
  • Remove from heat and cool. Splash with hot sauce and serve!


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 122mg | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.3mg