Give your favorite cheesy jalapeño popper recipe a twist by jazzing it up with chicken and enchilada sauce. Each popper is packed with flavor and just the right balance of heat. They’re sure to become your new favorite party appetizer!

Chicken Enchilada Jalapeño Poppers

 

How to Make Chicken Enchilada Jalapeño Poppers

Chicken Enchilada Jalapeño Poppers

Start by slicing jalapeños in half lengthwise and then removing the seeds and membrane. Be careful not to touch the seeds as oils are hot and will burn should you touch your eyes. Lay each half on a foil-lined baking sheet.

 

Chicken Enchilada Jalapeño Poppers

Combine softened cream cheese, cooked chicken, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese the fill each jalapeño half with the mixture. Next, top with additional cheddar cheese and bake for 18 minutes. Finish under the broiler on HIGH for an additional 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

 

Chicken Enchilada Jalapeño Poppers

Yum!! Creamy, cheese, spicy perfection!! Serve immediately and watch your guest

 

Clever Tips

  • Shred leftover chicken breasts and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to make these poppers.
  • Use canned chicken for an easy and quick protein option.
  • Prepare the poppers through filling the jalapeños and then cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to serve, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake.
  • Serve immediately for the best results.
  • Add a sprinkle of chopped cilantro and a side of sour cream for even more flavor.

 

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