Keto Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Like most people, adapting to a keto diet led to some changes in my food preferences and sense of taste. I never hated spicy food, but the switch to keto definitely gave me a greater appreciation for it. The vast majority of pepper varieties out there are keto friendly, and even if you don’t opt for a spicy variety, they tend to pack a lot of flavor for the few carbs they have.

Best of all, they are the perfect vessel for any number of yummy creamy, cheesy, and/or meaty fillings you can think of. This keto stuffed jalapeno recipe uses a cheese and chicken based mixture to make a delicious buffalo chicken flavored filling. They are perfect as a snack, side, or even as party food for your next get together.

Keto Jalapeno Popper Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Keto Jalapeno Poppers

These cheesy keto stuffed jalapenos combine just the right amounts of creaminess and spice! Per popper: ~85kcal, 7g fat, 4g protein, 0.75g net carbs.

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 30m
  • Serves: 4
  • Yield: 16 jalapeno halves


  • 8 large jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons (~56g) mayo OR ranch OR blue cheese dressing
  • 2 ounces (~56g) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces (~113g) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces (~113g) cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. Carefully half jalapenos lengthwise, removing seeds and tough inner membrane.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Carefully spoon filling into each jalapeno half. Arrange in rows on your prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until filling is lightly browned and jalapenos are softened.
  6. Best served warm, but can be enjoyed cold. Store refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or a low temperature oven (recommended).


  • You can cut back on the spice by using a milder pepper, like mini sweet bell peppers.
  • Many keto jalapeno popper recipes are bacon wrapped. I like to just use the bacon in the filling instead since it’s quicker (and less hassle to get crispy!)
  • Make sure to check carb counts on your hot sauce, ranch, or blue cheese dressing; many have hidden sugars added.
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