This jalapeno popper chicken tastes like the popular party food, but is made healthy and gluten free with a quinoa crust! Perfect for busy, weeknight meals!
Well look what we have here. Crunchety-crispy-cheesy covered chicken that has been baked to golden brown perfection, and STUFFED with MORE ooey-gooey melted cheese and a few little pops of spicy jalapeño pepper.
As delicious as that sounds, that’s kindasorta a mouthful of a title, so let’s just call it what it is: your dinner tonight.
Unless you don’t like things that taste good. Then maybe you shouldn’t have it for dinner tonight. But then you should also question everything you know about life AND I’m questioning our friendship. You know, just keepin’ it realz.
But, like, easy dinners. The kind that you can make when you get home from work after a LONG tough day, and they take not very many minutes to whip up AT ALL, PLUS you can even prepare the quinoa in ADVANCE. You like those kind of meals. And I know that you REALLLLY like them when you walk in the door and your need-food-now-self, well, wants food RIGHT. NOW.
Anyway. Tender chicken that does not enter the death lands of dry-food-badness due to it being shielded from its BFF quinoa, just like the quinoa crusted chicken with goat cheese. EXTRA-juicy and crispy chicken that tastes JUUUUST like your most favorite little Mexican bite. HELLO.
Don’t try it. And FOR SURE don’t try mixing your cauliflower rice WITH the jalapeño peppers in the food processor. Unless you want your husband to ask why you made “Hulk Chicken” for dinner.
OK. GO. NAOW.
I also shared the Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe over on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
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WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMARTPOINTS: 6 POINTS+: 7. OLD POINTS: 6
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Healther Jalapeno popper-inspired recipes from around the web:
Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs – Ari’s Menu
Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers – Fit Foodie Finds
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