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Jalapeno Bacon Cream Cheese Popper Hasselback Stuffed Chicken (Keto Low-Carb)

Jalapeno Bacon Cream Cheese Popper Hasselback Stuffed Chicken (Keto Low-Carb) is a quick and easy, healthy recipe with baked chicken breasts smothered in bacon and cheddar cheese. This recipe has amazing nutrition facts with only 291 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. You can even load up on the filling and create an amazing casserole or dip!

keto low carb jalapeno popper hasselback chicken on a white plate

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I first made this recipe years ago. I’ve since updated the recipe and I have totally fallen back in love with it! This dish is perfect for meal prep! Be sure to pair it with my favorite side dishes noted below.

ingredients for keto low carb jalapeno popper chicken including chopped jalapeno, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and fresh lime
cooked bacon on a paper towel, fresh jalapeno, and raw chicken breasts

How to Make Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cheese and Bacon

  1. Combine cream cheese, crumbled bacon, chopped jalapenos, shredded cheese, fresh lime, and green onions in a bowl. Stir.
  2. Slice into the chicken. For hasselback stuffed chicken you will make several horizontal slits into the chicken breast. Cut about ⅔ of the way through the breast and careful not to slice completely through the breast. You can also make a side pocket cut on the side and stuff the chicken that way. That method is illustrated in my Keto Spinach Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken recipe.
  3. Stuff the cream cheese mixture into each of the slits.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer.
  5. Remove the chicken and add shredded cheddar to the top of the breast. Bake until the cheese has melted.
collage photo of raw chicken breasts stuffed with jalapeno popper filling

How Many Carbs

This recipe has 3 net carbs per serving.

keto low carb jalapeno popper hasselback chicken on a white plate

How Many Calories

There are 291 calories per serving in this hasselback chicken. The recipe calls for 2 chicken breasts, about 1 ½ pounds total. One serving is ½ of 1 chicken breast.

keto low carb jalapeno popper hasselback chicken on a white plate

What Temperature To Bake

I like to bake the chicken on 400 degrees. Use a meat thermometer because the cook time will vary based on the size and weight of the chicken breasts. You should cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

keto low carb jalapeno popper hasselback chicken on a white plate

What to Serve With the Chicken

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Keto Broccoli Salad
Keto Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad
Balsamic Green Bean Salad
Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Healthy Low-carb jalapeno lime chicken poppers on a white plate

How to Store the Dish

I like to store the chicken in glass Tupperware in the fridge for up to 4 days. I love to meal prep and cook my meals in advance. Chicken can dry out, as you may already know. To keep the chicken juicy and moist, I squeeze fresh lime onto the chicken each day when I reheat it.

keto low carb jalapeno popper hasselback chicken on a white plate
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Jalapeno Bacon Cream Cheese Popper Hasselback Stuffed Chicken (Keto Low-Carb)

Jalapeno Bacon Cream Cheese Popper Hasselback Stuffed Chicken (Keto Low-Carb) is a quick and easy, healthy recipe with baked chicken breasts smothered in bacon and cheddar cheese. This recipe has amazing nutrition facts with only 291 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. Load up on the filling and create an amazing casserole or dip!
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword hasselbackchicken, jalapeno hasselback chicken, jalapeno popper chicken, jalapeno stuffed chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 291kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 slices cooked and crumbled bacon I used 2 slices of bacon in the filling for the chicken and I used 1 slice to garnish the chicken when it finished cooking.
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup used to stuff the chicken, and 1/4 cup used to sprinkle over the top of the chicken
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh green onions finely chopped
  • ½ – 1 whole jalapeno chopped, The more jalapeno you use, the spicier the dish. 1/2 jalapeno is very mild.
  • McCormick’s Grill Mates Chicken Seasoning to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the cream cheese in a bowl and in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften. Combine cream cheese, crumbled bacon, chopped jalapenos, mozzarella, 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar, fresh lime, and green onions in a bowl. Stir.
  • Season one side of each chicken breast with the chicken seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste and then flip both breasts over.
  • Slice into the chicken. For hasselback stuffed chicken you will make several horizontal slits into the chicken breast. Cut about ⅔ of the way through the breast and careful not to slice completely through the breast.
  • Stuff the cream cheese mixture into each of the slits. Season the top of the chicken breasts with the chicken seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until it reaches a temperature of about 140 degrees. Use a meat thermometer. The chicken is not done yet. At this time, you will add the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Sprinkle it on top of both chicken breasts.
  • Return the chicken to the oven. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven. Feel free to garnish with crumbled bacon and jalapenos.

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Notes

You often won’t find 2 chicken breasts that weigh the exact same. For strict macros calculation, weigh your breasts separately and be sure to use accurate weights in your nutrition calculation.
Stuffing the chicken breasts can get messy. Keep a towel nearby for your hands. If you overstuff the slits in the chicken, you can wipe the excess filling off the top of the chicken with a paper towel.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 0.5chicken breast | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 14g
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Recipe Rating




Jordan Klein

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

Hello! I have made this several times with chicken breasts, but tonight I only have chicken tenders. I've mixed it all up and have it in a casserole dish but there is a LOT of cheese-y mix, so it seems itll be more of a casserole. How do you suggest I change the bake temp/time for tenders? 30 mins ish?

staysnatched

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

I don't typically bake tenders. A general rule of thumb is chicken should be baked until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees for safety.

Tori

Friday 16th of July 2021

This stuffed chicken is sooo good!! If you don't like spicy food, don't let the Jalapeno scare you. If you just use 1/2 Jalapeno like Brandi says, it is very mild! Love this dish!

staysnatched

Sunday 18th of July 2021

Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed it.

Erika

Sunday 30th of May 2021

This was delicious and super easy to prepare. I had all the ingredients on hand so I was pleasantly surprised when I found this recipe. All the flavors came together created a delicious dinner. For anyone concerned about spice level, I used a whole jalapeño (seeds and veins removed) and the spice was minimal. I can’t wait to try your other stuffed chicken recipes!

staysnatched

Friday 11th of June 2021

I hope you enjoy them!

Mallory

Saturday 6th of March 2021

I’ve never had a bad recipe of Brandi’s, but this one is definitely in my top 5 now! Such amazing flavor and even better that it’s low carb!

staysnatched

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

That warms my heart! Glad to hear it.

Malika J.

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

You are so GIFTED! Every one of the recipes I’ve made have been delicious, this one included. I’m a subscriber and got this email this morning and luckily had every item needed in my kitchen! It’s bomb. This recipe leads to JUICY chicken breast with perfect amount of spice, creaminess, and the lime sets it off. Thank you for all of your content!

staysnatched

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Yay! Thank you so much.