These yummy Jalapeno Chicken Poppers are baked in the oven. So easy to make for game day or happy hour!
Looking for a healthier chicken popper with a delicious spicy flavor? You will enjoy this recipe – instead of frying in oil, these spicy chicken poppers are baked in the oven, making them perfect for a keto diet.
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Jalapeno Chicken Poppers
Often poppers are made from chicken breast and deep fried in oil, but this recipe uses ground chicken instead, making it a quicker treat to put together.
Serve along with other finger food appetizers for your next cocktail party or game day.
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Spicy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Ingredients:
- Ground chicken
- Taco seasoning
- Bacon pieces
- Cheddar cheese
- Large egg
- Jalapeno pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine chicken, taco seasoning, jalapeno peppers and egg and combine together well.
Add in diced bacon and the cheddar cheese and mix together.
Form the mixture into 16 evenly sized small meatballs or small patties, and layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
Use a spatula to remove the jalapeno chicken poppers from the baking sheet and place onto paper towel. Let them sit a couple of minutes to rest.
Then transfer to a serving dish. Spoon up any extra drippings or cheese from around each popper bite and add to the dish before serving.
Jalapeno Popper Variations
If you want a dip for these poppers, serve alongside a small bowl of hot sauce or buffalo sauce. Or both in separate bowls!
Looking to add even more flavor? Add a teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder to the meat mixture. Also adding a teaspoon of chili powder will really ramp up the spiciness.
Chicken Popper Questions:
How to make keto-friendly chicken meat ball poppers at home?
This recipe is a keto-friendly chicken meat ball popper recipe! Because it’s baked in the oven instead of fried in oil, it’s a healthier choice.
Can I add vegetables to this popper recipe?
Yes you sure can! One of our favorite vegetables to add to this recipe is zucchini! Chicken zucchini poppers are delicious – all you need to do is add 2 cups of grated zucchini to the chicken mixture.
Tip: Be sure to squeeze the excess liquid from the zucchini before adding!
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Chicken Poppers Recipe:
- 1 lb. Ground chicken
- 2 tsp. Taco seasoning
- ⅓ C. Bacon pieces
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 Large egg
- 1 Jalapeno deseeded and finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, and knead to combine well.
- Form the mixture into 16 evenly sized small balls or patties, and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a serving dish.
- Spoon up any extra drippings or cheese from around each popper bite and pour over the poppers before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g