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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


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


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.



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