Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Recipe is packed with so much amazing flavor. This chicken is layered with cream cheese, bacon and jalapeño’s for a meal sure to impress.

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Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken

The entire family loves chicken so we tend to cook a lot of recipes with chicken as a main ingredient. However, after a while chicken can get boring.

I came up with this Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken to jazz up boring chicken and boy did it do the trick! It has just enough heat to spice things up but not so much that the kid’s won’t eat it.

Dinner made easy!

This keto dinner is a hit with the entire family and everyone loves the cream cheese and bacon. It is the best meal and no one will ever call chicken boring again! You will also love how quick and easy this meal is and it is gluten free.

If you enjoyed our Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe but want a Keto and low carb option, this Jalapeno Popper cheesy Chicken with Bacon Recipe is sure to impress!

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Do you love Jalapeño’s?

We love jalapeño’s at our house. We put them on everything we can. One of our favorite snacks or appetizers is this Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Recipe. 

If you enjoy recipes with jalapeño’s and cheese as much as our family does, you must try this Jalapeno Chicken Bake.

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What do you serve with Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Chicken?

  • It’s really good with Grilled Green Beans for an easy side dish recipe. If you don’t want to fire up the grill try making these Delicious Roasted Green Beans. 
  • We really love bacon so sometimes we will have Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with this chicken. I mean can you really ever have enough bacon?
  • And some nights it’s just crazy busy so I put together a simple side salad and call it a day!
Ingredients for Jalapeno Chicken - Chicken breast, jalapeno, seasoning. cream cheese, bacon, cheese.

Ingredients for Keto Jalapeno popper chicken:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Garlic Salt or Garlic Powder
  • Cream Cheese
  • Jalapeños
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon

How to make Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Fry your bacon to make them crispy.
  • Filet the chicken breasts so they are thinner.
  • Lay the chicken flat in a 9×13 baking pan.
  • Season the chicken with the garlic salt.
  • Spread the softened cream cheese over the top.
  • Remove the seeds from the jalapeños using a spoon and then dice them up.
  • Chop up the cooked bacon.
  • Then top with the bacon and jalapeños.
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  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Top with the cheddar cheese and cook for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Allow it to cool slightly for 5 minutes and then serve. Salt and pepper to taste.

Tips for Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken:

  • Wear gloves when working with jalapeño peppers to protect your skin.
  • You can use buy precooked bacon at the store. It will save you time.
  • Sometimes I like to also add pepper jack cheese. Yum!
  • You can also add olive oil to a small bowl and brush chicken with it prior to cooking.
  • Occasionally I like to add a little chili powder to the chicken. I love the extra kick it gives.
  • You can also use shredded chicken and topped with the remaining ingredients and bake.

Keto Jalapeño Popper chicken

It’s a fabulous way to jazz up boring chicken with tons of flavor in this recipe! This Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken recipe will not disappoint.

Try this recipe today and treat your family to a special dinner. The blends of cheese with the jalapeno’s make a delicious combination that is simply wonderful in chicken.

The cream cheese makes it so rich and creamy that eating Keto is so delicious and tasty.

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Jalapeno Chicken Recipe is always a hit!

I love meals that can be made in one pan. You get all the flavors of Jalapeno Popper Chicken without all the work.

That is a winner for sure! Each bite is packed with tons of delicious cheese and bacon. Plus being low in net carbs and keto, makes it the perfect meal when I want a low carb dinner.

There is just something about the combination of cream cheese with the cheddar cheese that is so amazing. Everything is all melted and blended together so each bite is SO good.

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The Keto lifestyle made easy:

Not only is this recipe so tasty but it’s very simple to prepare as well. Everyone has packed schedules and tons of activities that make complicated recipes impossible.

Simple recipes like this Keto Jalapeño popper chicken are so  easy that you can make it even on busy weeknights!

It’s sure to be a hit.

Still trying to understand this Keto diet?

First of all, I know it can seem overwhelming initially. However, once you understand the Keto lifestyle it is very simple.

You can find lots of resources here including a beginner’s guide to Keto. I even spotted the Keto Crock Pot Cookbook.

It’s a lot to take in but basically the ketogenic diet is a diet high in fat with healthy fats for weight loss. The diet calls for a lot of nut butters, peanut butter and low or no carb snacks called fat bombs.

You will also want to keep things sugar free. Oils like coconut oil, olive oil and mct oil are used. A lot of recipes call for cheese or cream cheese. Almond flour or pork rinds can be used for a coating or batter that fits into the ketogenic diet.

Once you get used to this diet, many report that it becomes a lifestyle and they really like it. As a result, many people report higher levels of energy and that they just feel better!

Plus, weight loss is fairly easy while also filling full and satisfied. This is a key component as to why it works for so many.

No one wants to be hungry all the time. With so many yummy snacks, it’s easy to stay on track.

Let us know how you like Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Recipe once you try it!

Our entire family loves this meal and that includes the kids. It truly is a hit with everyone which sure makes dinner time easier around here for me.

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Keto Jalapeño popper chicken

4.97 from 51 votes
Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Recipe is packed with so much amazing flavor. Lots of cheese, bacon and more make this Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken oh so good.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main
Calories 324
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup crumbled crispy bacon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Fry your bacon to make them crispy. Then dice the bacon into small pieces.
  • Filet the chicken breasts so they are thinner.
  • Lay the chicken flat in a 9×13 baking pan.
  • Season the chicken with the garlic salt.
  • Spread the softened cream cheese over the top.
  • Remove the seeds from the jalapeños using a spoon and then dice them up.
  • Sprinkle the diced up jalapeños and bacon over the chicken.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is melted. Let it rest for 5 minutes and then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Wear gloves when working with jalapeños to protect your skin.
*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5 days. 
*I allow the cream cheese to softened at room temperature and it spreads easily.  You can also heat in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften as well (make sure to remove the foil wrapper).  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 324kcal, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 15g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 89mg, Sodium 513mg, Potassium 268mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 525IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 82mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. The recipe serves 7, so 1 serving is approximately 1/7 of the entire dish. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    We already love jalapeno poppers and usually serve along side chicken. This recipe was so much easier and delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    This was fast, delicious, and will be making again!

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    My family loved this recipe! The only thing I did differently was change out the garlic powder for ranch seasoning mix:)

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is one of the family’s favorites! I have adjusted it to cook in the slow cooker and shred the chicken, such an easy and delish meal. We aren’t keto so we serve it over rice. The kids ask for it all the time!

  6. 5 stars
    To make this even easier ( and only 4 ingredients) I buy the Publix Jalapeño Popper Dip , and the Publix already cooked 4-6 pack of chicken breast and I put the pre cooked chicken breast in the bottom of my casserole dish then put the entire thing of the Publix jalapeño popper dip on top and spread it out then I put an 1/2 of a package of bacon ( that I cooked In the oven @425 for 10-12 minutes perfectly cooked ) that I cut into chunks on top then top with shredded cheese typically mild cheddar and mozzarella and top with the remaining 1/2 package of my chunks of bacon , cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes ? and it’s absolutely amazing!!! Plus the entire prep time is like 3 minutes lol ? and seriously everyone I’ve ever made it for begs me for the recipe and it will literally be the best thing you’ve ever tasted

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