Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken
Today I have a quick, easy and super tasty meal for you, a jalapeno popper skillet chicken aka cheesy jalapeno chicken! This chicken dinner is so easy to make! You simply cook the chicken in a skillet and then make a cheesy jalapeno sauce with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and, of course, jalapenos! These flavours are very similar to jalapeno poppers, or jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar cheese so I like to call this a jalapeno popper skillet chicken. Since I sometimes like to wrap my cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers with bacon, it makes a perfect addition to this dish! This recipe comes together in about as much time as it takes to cook some rice and steam some veggies which complete the meal and make it perfect for busy work days!

Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken
Top with extra cheese!

Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken
Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 5

Chicken in a cheesy jalapeno sauce! All of the flavours of jalapeno poppers in a skillet chicken dinner!

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound chicken, boneless and skinless, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced or diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper) and cook until lightly golden brown.
  2. Add the onions and jalapenos and cook until tender, about a minute before adding the garlic and cooking another minute.
  3. Add the chicken broth and deglaze the skillet by scraping the brown bits up off of the bottom of the pan as the broth sizzles.
  4. Add the cheese and cook until it has melted and the sauce is nice and smooth

Option: Start by cooking 4 strips bacon until crispy, set aside and use the bacon grease in place of oil before continuing with the recipe and serving with the crumbled bacon!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 415, Fat 32g (Saturated 13g, Trans 0.2g), Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 361mg, Carbs 4g (Fiber 0.4g, Sugars 2g), Protein 25g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


JChanel said...

Looks good! Definitely gonna try

trav whitmer said...

i might like this recipe, but right now there are 4 video ads all playing with audio at the same time, and they won't let me scroll back up to look at the recipe, so i'll never know..

Kevin Lynch said...

trav whitmer: Argh! There should not be any ads with audio! Can you take a screen shot so that I can see which ones they are? Send to kevin@closetcooking.com Thanks

Dana Tompkins said...

Kevin, thank you for this site, you have the most scrumptious recipes! Your Buffalo Chicken Chili won my chili cookoff at work!

lyndsey said...

I've made this 3 (!) times since you posted it...SO yummy! Thank you!

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