Chicken With Jalapeno Popper Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

Easy chicken recipe with a to-die-for sauce. You'll want to serve this with tortilla chips to eat up the extra sauce!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper toweling and then crumble.
  2. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon grease (reserve grease).
  3. Pound chicken breasts slightly to even thickness. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook chicken in bacon grease over medium heat until done, about 5 minutes per side. Remove to heated platter and cover with foil.
  5. In same skillet, add 1 tablespoon of reserved bacon grease along with jalapenos and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add garlic and stir another minute, then add chicken broth to deglaze pan, scaping up brown bits.
  7. Add cream cheese and stir until melted, then add cheddar and stir until melted.
  8. Stir in cilantro and crumbled bacon.
  9. Pour sauce over chicken. Garnish with chopped avocados if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

Charmie!! I knew when I saw this on your menu I had to try it, but the question is how did it take me so long??!! This is amazing! Sooo delicious and flavorful, and very easy to prepare. I reduced to one serving which worked great for two of us here and served with chips as suggested. I used neufchatel cheese, low fat cheddar and reduced sodium chicken broth to great success. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

Starrynews August 08, 2012

Good, but extremely rich!

Maito February 12, 2013

The sauce is absolutely delicious though I did have some minor problems (probably my own errors though and not the fault of the recipe). I had two huge chicken breasts (the equivalent of three "normal" size) so adjusted ingredients to 2 slices bacon, 2 jalapenos, 2 garlic, 3/4 cup broth, 3 oz cream cheese (Neufchatel), 3/4 cup cheddar (extra sharp). I left out the cilantro. I had to cook the chicken an extra 5-10 minutes to get it cooked through, even after pounding it even. Later, when I added the jalapenos to the pan, it was like having a pan of "Mexican jumping beans" LOL They had been frozen (from a friend's garden) so were fairly wet - when the water got hot, they flew out of the pan! They also almost smoked me out of the kitchen - the fumes from the hot chiles made me cough terribly. Anyway, even with the problems I had, the end result was super delish! Thanks for sharing!

flower7 February 07, 2013