It is still hot here. At first, it looked like an early fall then suddenly it’s back to mid 90’s. My garden didn’t do well at all this year, but I had a few bell peppers, just got a couple of small tomatoes and one or two cucumbers. But my Jalapenos and chili peppers are doing great. I thought this week I would share some recipes using the jalapeno.
We found this recipe a year or so ago that is supposed to be low-carb and I think Keto as well. It is a Jalapeno popper chicken. It is easy to make and everyone in my family loves it…even my son that doesn’t love chicken asks for it pretty often.
Remember when working with Jalapeno to wear gloves and use a cutting board. lemon and salt help wash the heat off as well.
Jalapeno popper chicken
heat oven to 350. Prepare a baking sheet (be sure it has lips not just a flat pan or the juices will run into the oven) with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Season one chicken breast per person with salt and pepper or cajon, creole or your favorite chicken seasoning (if you don’t season the chicken it’s a bit bland.) I use Tony Cacherero creole and cajun the most but also like Mrs dash. Bake about 15 minutes depending on size of breasts until pink is out (do not overcook as you will be cooking a little longer. While that cooks mix 4 oz of cream cheese half a block of shredded cheddar (sharp or mild depending on preference) chopped green onion ( about 3-4 for 5-6 breasts) four slices of cooked and crumbled bacon and a couple tablespoons of mayo or sour cream ( you can use plain greek yogurt) mix until smooth and creamy (use a mixer) Add chopped jalapeno fresh or jarred to your taste. the original recipe called for four large but we found that a bit much depending on the heat. We start with two fresh seeded, put in one mix taste and add from there. remeber you can add but can’t take out the heat. and it gets hotter as it cooks. put this topping on the chicken and put back in the oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese melts and kind of puffs up. Top with crush pork skin (option) I like but the others don’t. Bake about 5 more minutes until skins are crispy. serve with a salad, Garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli or whatever you like. I love mashed potatoes with this it sort of help with the heat. Corn on the cob is good too. you can cook that in your electric pressure cooker for 6 minutes while the chicken cooks. You can cook potatoes for the mashed and the corn at the same time just put potatoes in basket corn on the trivet above it.
Another yummy and low carb thing to do with the Jalapenos is jalapeno poppers. I like this air fryer bacon-wrapped recipe. (you could do in the oven or toaster oven as well.) https://mylifecookbook.com/keto-bacon-wrapped-jalapenos-air-fryer/ I have cut mine in half to clean then wrapped the bacon around and You can use cream cheese, block mozzarella cut into strips or even cheddar. These are good side dish but I like these homemade chicken nuggets with them this is a good air fryer recipe as well. https://mylifecookbook.com/low-carb-chicken-nuggets-air-fryer/ These come out nice and crispy and not all dry tasting.
This is on my to try list maybe this coming week. It is an instant pot meal. https://thefoodieeats.com/instant-pot-crack-chicken/
And I found these that sound interesting as well. A good one for fall and soup lovers. https://thisoldgal.com/instant-pot-chicken-jalapeno-popper-soup/ and this chili one. https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/instant-pot-jalapeno-popper-chicken-chili/ I also found this dip… good for football or any party time. https://www.meatloafandmelodrama.com/instant-pot-jalapeno-popper-chicken-dip/
Do you like Jalapeno poppers? What’s your favorite way of eating jalepneos? If you try one of these let me know how it comes out!