Jalapeno Popper Chicken

One of my favorite not-so good for you foods is Jalapeno poppers. Today, I’m sharing a much healthier and body friendly version of this recipe with flavor that is out of this world! You’ll have all the heat expected from this spicy dish, but its quickly cooled by the blue cheese sauce. Give it a try!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Yield: 2 Servings


2 ea. Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 ea. Jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 oz. Blue cheese, reduced sodium
1 whole Shallot, diced
1 tsp. Olive oil
Cumin, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste

Method of Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat the chicken with breadcrumbs, pressing down to ensure an even coating. After chicken is coated, place on a foil lined sheet pan and bake for about 20 minutes.

2. In a small saucepan over medium high heat; heat olive oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shallots and jalapeno and cook for an additional 4 minutes, stirring constantly.

3. Place 1 cup of water into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for about 3 minutes.

4. Reduce heat to a simmer and add blue cheese into the sauce, stirring until the crumbles are well blended, about 2 minutes. Continue to reduce the sauce – for about 5 more minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chicken breasts and serve hot.

Nutritional Information: per serving

290 Calories; 32g Protein; 20g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber; 9g Fat

Johnathan Zamora
The Fit Chef