Crockpot Jalapeño Chicken is a delicious and cheesy dish loaded with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeños and bacon! You only need a few minutes of prep and 5 ingredients to have this wonderful meal ready for dinner. This dish is also gluten free, low carb and Keto!
I had a few leftover jalapeños from another meal we had so I was trying to think of what I could make with them and I had some cream cheese in the fridge too. Of course, one of my favorite recipes came to mind, Crack Chicken! What if I added jalapeños to the mix?? It was great! It added a little bit of heat and gave it a Mexican twist. I always love when I can add an ingredient to another recipe and make a whole new meal out of it. I didn’t have any ranch to mix in but it was still tasty without it! But I might add it next time…
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How Spicy is Crockpot Jalapeño Chicken?
You can make Jalapeno Chicken as spicy or mild as you want! If you want to keep it spicy you would cut up the jalapeños and put all the seeds and membrane into the dish.
If you want it to be less spicy you would cut the jalapeños lengthwise and then cut the membranes and seeds out and discard them. You can also wash them real fast to make sure everything is removed.
Another option for less spice is to use pickled jalapeño from a jar. These always have less spice. But as the jalapeños cook they do lose a lot of the heat. Just make sure not to add any fresh jalapeños as a garnish on top after cooking, I know from personal experience!!
Keto, Low Carb and Gluten Free
We have been trying out new meals since my husband started his low carb diet. This was another one that we tried and loved. It is also gluten free since all my recipes are gluten free since my husband is also allergic to gluten. This meal shows how you can cook low carb and gluten free and still have tasty and easy meals. Eat over cauliflower rice or with a salad to keep it low carb!
How to Make Crockpot Jalapeño Chicken
You only need a few ingredients to make this tasty dinner!
- Chicken Breasts
- Cream Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
Step 1. Place chicken breasts in bottom of crockpot.
Step 2. Mix jalapeños, cream cheese and cheddar cheese together.
Step 3. Take jalapeño mixture and spread over chicken breasts.
Step 4. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3.
Step 5. Top with cheddar cheese and bacon.
Crockpot Jalapeno Chicken
- 2 pounds chicken breasts boneless skinless
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3-4 jalapeños sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese plus 1/3 cup for topping
- 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled
- Place chicken breasts in bottom of crockpot.
- Mix jalapeños, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese together.
- Take jalapeño mixture and spread over chicken breasts.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3.
- Top with cheddar cheese and bacon.
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