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5 from 4 votes

Keto Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

This keto jalapeno popper chicken recipe turns the flavors of the classic appetizer into a full main dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, cheese, chicken, jalapeno
Servings: 2
Calories: 460kcal



Spice Rub


  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 ounce shredded cheddar
  • 1 ounce shredded mozzarella
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp ranch dressing optional
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder


  • If baking: Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare a baking dish by lining or lightly greasing.

Season the Chicken

  • Combine all spice rub ingredients. Evenly season both sides of each chicken breast.

Prep the Filling

  • Slice the jalapenos into rings. Take about 1/4 of the sliced jalapeno and dice further into small pieces. Set aside the rest for later.
  • Add the diced jalapeno from the previous step to the filling ingredients and combine.
  • Cut the bacon slices into four pieces each.

Fill the Chicken

  • Make four equally spaced horizontal slices into each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Tuck a piece of bacon into each "pocket" you created in the chicken.
  • Add filling into each pocket alongside the bacon. Finally, top the filling with the sliced jalapeno.

Air Fryer Method

  • Cook keto jalapeno popper stuffed chicken in air fryer at 400F for 20-22 minutes, until chicken is cooked through, bacon is crisp, and filling is melted and lightly browned.

Oven Method

  • Place keto jalapeno popper stuffed chicken in prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and filling is melted and lightly browned.
  • Optionally, broil for 2-3 minutes to fully crisp the bacon.

Serve and Enjoy!


    • The air fryer method for this keto jalapeno popper stuffed chicken cooks quicker and results in more consistently crispy bacon.
    • Alternatively, you can cook the bacon separately and crumble over the finished chicken.
    • Use more or less jalapeno depending on your spice preferences.


    Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Fiber: 0.5g