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KETO JALAPEÑO POPPER CHICKEN

KETO JALAPEÑO POPPER CHICKEN

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken
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This jalapeño popper chicken is seriously amazing.  It’s got the holy trinity of Keto, bacon, cheese, and chicken.  I mean come, on what’s not to love about this recipe.  Beside the fact that it’s super delicious and you only need 5-ingredients to make this dreamy recipe a reality, it’s got a nice little kick of spice in there from the jalapeño.

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken
Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Before my Keto days I always enjoyed spicy snacks… Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos, and basically any other member of the -eto’s family, especially if they were of the flaming hot variety.  Most evenings after a fast-food dinner I would sit down with a bag of chips, puffs, or sticks and browse Netflix.  Before I knew it the whole bag would be gone, I was like a magician for making junk food disappear.  I had no idea how nutrition really affected my body at this point in my life, so I had no idea why I would sleep like crap and wake up with heartburn.  I’m not talking about a little bit of heartburn that a tums would take care of either.  It was so bad one night when I was still in college Lauren had to take me to the urgent care because I literally thought I was having some sort of abnormal cardiac event.  Since changing my diet lifestyle I haven’t had any more issues like that, and I haven’t had the slightest touch of heartburn either, though I still consume spicy snack foods (jalapeños cheddar pork rinds) and plenty of meals that contain fresh peppers and spice.

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Moving on, I feel as though there are a lot of misconceptions about protein on the Keto diet.  Each individual's protein needs may vary due to a variety of factors.  Occasionally while on Keto I will increase my protein intake and my personal diet would be best described as “pumped keto” which is their term Leanne Vogel uses in her book The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet.

You can check out more valuable resources concerning keto and protein by clicking on the links below.

Heathful Pursuit - Protein Intake on Keto

Keto Diet App - All You Need to Know About Protein on a Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet

Perfect Keto - How I Fixed the Biggest Ketosis Mistakes

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Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken

This Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken is extraordinarily delicious, super simple, and only made with 5 ingredients.

prep time: 10 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 40 mins

ingredients:

  • 4 (4oz) chicken breasts
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese
  • 8 strips bacon

instructions

1. Flatten chicken out to 1/2 inch thickness. Preheat oven to 375° F.2. Divide jalapeño and cheese equally between each chicken breast and roll the chicken tightly around filling.3. Wrap each chicken breast with 2 slices of bacon and place in skillet or oven safe baking dish.4. Bake for 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy on the outside and chicken is cooked through.

calories

429

fat (grams)

29.4

net carbs

1.5

protein (grams)

41.1
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