Hasselback Jalapeno Popper Chicken
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4 from 3 votes

Hasselback Jalapeno Popper Chicken

This Hasselback Jalapeno Popper Chicken is a deliciously creative stuffed chicken breast recipe - all you need is a bit of light cream cheese, cheddar and some jalapeno peppers!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hasselback chicken, jalapeno popper, stuffed chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each paprika & salt
  • 1/2 (8oz) block light cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 jalapenos, finely diced make sure to remove the seeds!

Optional sides

  • Salad
  • Roasted baby potatoes


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Slice into chicken widthwise making cuts deep enough to fill with cheese mixture (see video for details). Drizzle olive oil overtop and rub with paprika and salt.
  • In a large bowl, microwave cream cheese on high for 45 seconds (make sure to cover dish otherwise it will make a mess of your microwave!) Remove from microwave then stir in cheddar cheese and jalapenos.
  • Stuff each little slit in the chicken breast with jalapeno-cheese mixture. Bake in oven for 30-32 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 577mg | Potassium: 279mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 1.6mg