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Ninja Foodi Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken

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Jalapeno and cream cheese stuffed chicken breasts, wrapped in bacon and fried in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer, a delicious and easy weeknight chicken recipe. Creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside – DELICIOUS! 

jalapeno stuffed chicken breasts wrapped in bacon

In my house the kids seem to like chicken the best and without these main dish meals, there are very few ways to present a delicious side dish recipe! This awesome chicken breast recipe really dials up the chicken into a mouthwatering dinner by stuffing it with cheese and jalapenos, an incredible combination.

Of course if you do not like spicy, you can still use this recipe as a base for other recipes and stuff with cream cheese and asparagus, pepperoni or simple mozzarella and tomatoes.

Either way, I hope this Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno and Cheese Stuffed Chicken makes your table delicious. 

Air Fried Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken

This bacon wrapped cream cheese stuffed chicken is an easy Air Fryer recipe! This particular recipe is cooked in my Ninja Foodi 6.5 quart and should be a no fail recipe for even a novice.

If you scroll all the way to the bottom there is also an easy to print recipe to make following a long a breeze. 

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slices salami
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 jalapenos, seeded and sliced thin
  • 6 slices of bacon, uncooked

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How to Make Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Place chicken breast in a gallon bag and flatten to 1/4″ with a meat tenderizer. Remove chicken from bag and discard the bag.

Season chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Top each chicken breast with 3 slices of salami (or thinly sliced deli ham), 2 slices of cheese, 1 ounce of cream cheese and 2 sliced jalapenos.

pound out chicken breasts super thin and place meat, cream cheese, cheese and jalapenos inside

Wrap Jalapeno Chicken in Bacon

Roll chicken and place seam side down.

Wrap Jalapeno Chicken and cream cheese up in Bacon

Wrap with 3 slices of bacon, tucking ends under.

Place raw chicken into the Foodi inner ceramic pot. 

wrap up rolls of chicken in 3 pieces of uncooked bacon and place in ninja foodi air fryer

Air Fry Jalapeno Chicken

Place the Air Crisp lid onto the Ninja Foodi.

Press the Air Crisp function and heat at 375 for 20 minutes.

Remove chicken breast from Foodi and serve.

Air Fry Jalapeno Chicken sitting in the ninja foodi inner pot already cooked with bacon

Common Recipe Questions

Does this Jalapeno Recipe have a lot of spice?

They have a kick but not too much.

Do I need to Pressure Cook the Chicken First?  Nope! Part of the reason you pound down the chicken is to make the breasts even and flat so they cook a lot quicker. Plus it also makes them easy to roll!

I don’t like salami, what else can I use? Thinly sliced ham (deli ham), pepperoni or even prosciutto makes a great complimentary center meat.

stuffed jalapeno chicken breast on  plate

Serve with These Side Dish Recipes

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  • Cast Iron CornCreamy Corn and Crispy Bacon Smothered in Shaved Parmesan is a delicious (and easy!) corn side dish that really dial up the boring into something wonderful.
  • Crispy Herb Roasted Potatoes – Oven baked for ease and soft centers, but smothered in butter, herbs, and Parmesan that crisps to perfection. These potatoes are the perfect complimentary side dish to your dinner.
  • 10 Minute Mushrooms – Combined with perfectly seasoned and sauté onions, garlic, and of course any other varied herbs and spices you love, you can serve sautéed mushrooms and onions as a stand alone or a complimentary classic side dish recipe.

NINJA FOODI LINE OF PRODUCTS

Personally I love having a Ninja Foodi because its a whole line of kitchen products in one! You can also check other the other Ninja Foodi items to meet your kitchen needs – I have slowly been collecting them all myself!

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Ninja Foodi Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Easy Air Fryer Chicken, stuffed with cream cheese, Pepper jack cheese, deli meat and jalapenos, a delicious weeknight combo that is done in under 30 right in an Air Fryer (like a Ninja Foodi). Super simple and flavorful chicken breast recipe! If you love jalapeno poppers, you will love this chicken! Want more spice in this stuffed chicken? Low carb flavors can be hard to enjoy some days but this chicken breast recipe does not disappoint. Add more jalapeno or serrano peppers and include spicy pepper jack cheese. The creamy flavor of cream cheese just enhances the chicken and turns the whole thing into a jalapeno popper without the popper!  The best part about this Ninja Foodi Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken is that it can be made right in the Air Fryer, keeping the oven free for all those other baked side dishes. Set it and let the Air Fryer bring tonight's meal to life!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slices salami or deli ham
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 jalapenos seeded and sliced thin
  • 6 slices of bacon uncooked

Instructions

  • Place chicken breast in a gallon bag and flatten to 1/4" with a meat tenderizer.
  • Remove flattened chicken breast from bag and discard the bag.
  • Season chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Top each chicken breast with 3 slices of salami (you can also use thinly sliced deli ham), 2 slices of Pepper Jack cheese, 1 ounce of cream cheese and 2 sliced jalapenos.
  • Roll chicken and place seam side down.
  • Wrap chicken with 3 slices of bacon, tucking ends under.
  • Place prepped stuffed chicken into the Ninja Foodi inner ceramic gray pot.
  • Place the Air Crisp lid onto the Foodi.
  • Press the Air Crisp function and heat at 375 for 20 minutes.
  • Remove cooked chicken from Foodi (tongs work great for this) and serve while hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 979mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1073IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. This sounds delicious. I love any recipe that has jalapeños!

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