Appetizers, Dinner

Air Fried Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® 6-in-1 8-qt. 2-Basket Air Fryer with DualZone™ Technology
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 50 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Air Fried Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Tip: The bacon helps to hold the filling inside the chicken as it bakes. To secure the bacon, use a few toothpicks and tuck the ends under the chicken.  If you prefer a spicier chicken, include the jalapeño seeds in the cream cheese mixture.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy


  • 2oz Cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 4 Small jalapeño peppers, seeds removed, diced
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 4 Perdue Farms Organic boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 slices Bacon

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, jalapeño, and salt and pepper, as desired. 

  • Step 2

     Cut a deep pocket in the center of each chicken breast; be careful not to cut all the way through to the other side. 

  • Step 3

    Fill the pocket of each chicken breast with the cream cheese mixture. 

  • Step 4

    Wrap each chicken breast tightly with two slices of bacon and secure with toothpicks, if necessary

  • Step 5

    lace two chicken breasts in each Zone. Insert both baskets in unit. Select Zone 1, select AIRFRY, set temperature to 350°F, and set time to 30 minutes. Select MATCH COOK to match Zone 2 settings with Zone 1. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin cooking. 

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove chicken breasts and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.