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Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken (low carb)

Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken

Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken is a super spicy low carb meal with tons of cheese and bacon. Only 5 ingredients are needed to make this gluten-free, keto friendly meal.

Course Main Course
Keyword keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 530 kcal


  • 4 slices sugar-free bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together bacon, cream cheese, jalapenos, and 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

  2. Cut about 6 slits across the top of the chicken, being careful not to cut all the way through.

  3. Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the slits. 

  4. Place chicken in air fryer basket and set to Air Fry at 350 for 15 minutes. With 1 minute of time left, open the Air Fryer and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Air Fry for the last minute.

Recipe Notes

The chicken should be done after 15 minutes, but cooking time can vary between Air Fryer brands. Cook a few minutes longer if necessary.


You can use finely diced fresh jalapeno instead of pickled jalapeno.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 1080mg47%
Potassium 644mg18%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 309mg31%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.