I absolutely love spicy food. Healthy, low-carb jalapeno lime chicken poppers are the perfect spicy dish. Those who know me well are very much aware of how much Sriracha I load onto my pho and ramen. Aside from those dishes, I love to enjoy spicy in a variety of dishes. According to WebMD, spicy foods have natural chemicals that can kick your metabolism into a higher gear. Cooking foods with a tablespoon of chopped red or green chili pepper can boost your metabolic rate. The effect is temporary, but if you eat spicy foods often, the benefits may add up. For a quick boost, spice up pasta dishes, chili, and stews with red pepper flakes. I like to believe my love for spicy foods is another one of the many ways I stay SNATCHED.
Calories: 350 Fat: 13.6G Net Carbs: 6.5G Protein: 38G
Low-Carb Jalapeno Bacon Cream Cheese Chicken Poppers
Low-Carb Jalapeno Bacon Cream Cheese Chicken Poppers is a keto roll-ups recipe with zesty lime and savory, crunchy bacon and lots of spice.
- 2 chicken breasts 16 oz, sliced in half
- 3 slices of nitrate-free uncured bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 1/2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 lime juice of
- 2 tablespoons green onions chopped
- 1/2 to 1 whole jalapeno include the seeds if you prefer a more spicy dish, chopped
- McCormick's Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning salt, and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Season the chicken breasts.
Place the cream cheese in a bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften.
Combine the cream cheese, cheddar, green onions, jalapeño, and bacon in a medium bowl.
Squeeze fresh juice from 1/2 of the lime into the mixture.
Load the cream cheese mixture onto each of the sliced chicken breasts. Create roll-ups and secure with tooth picks to prevent the mixture from leaking.
Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray.
Cook each chicken roll-up for 3-4 minutes on each side until each side has been seared.
Combine the olive oil and juice from 1/2 of the lime.
Using a cooking brush, spread the liquid mixture onto each of the roll-ups.
Sprinkle breadcrumbs onto each.
Bake 20-25 minutes until the surface of the chicken becomes brown.