Cheesy Jalapeno Chicken is a quick and easy recipe that is keto-friendly and easy to make kid-friendly as well! It’s full of flavor and sure to be a new favorite.
My husband is not the biggest fan of chicken. He prefers red meat but I want to reduce our red meat intake so I’m always looking for new chicken recipes he will approve of.
He loves spicy food so I decided to take another recipe he likes pretty well and spice it up. The original recipe is one I’ve made for a long time and still need to get up here for you to try. It’s a bacon wrapped chicken stuffed with cream cheese. It’s delicious.
This recipe is even easier since you don’t have to wrap the chicken. I like to pound it thinner so it will cook faster and there is more of the cheese and jalapeno flavor per bite.
You may notice from the photos that one of the pieces of chicken doesn’t have jalapenos on it, that’s because I’m not a big fan of jalapenos. That’s another reason this recipe is so great, it’s simple to leave the jalapeno off and it’s still delicious.
If you want it spicier you can use more jalapenos or a spicier pepper. You can also deseed the jalapenos and use fewer to make it milder.
This recipe is also low carb and keto-friendly. We don’t eat low carb or keto but we do try and eat a moderate amount of carbs. Having the main dish be low carb means we can have a more carby side dish.
I like to serve this with some garlic bread or with rice and of course some vegetables. Both ways are delicious.
Since I first made this recipe it’s become a favorite and is now on our meal plan every month. I’m sure it will be a family favorite in your house as well.
Adjust cook time if you are using tenders or smaller chicken breasts. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 168mg Sodium: 624mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 45g
Adjust cook time if you are using tenders or smaller chicken breasts.
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