Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers

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Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers
Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers
Ishita Singh

Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers

Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers are a fiery twist on that Super Bowl must-have, Buffalo wings. For the chicken, either poach two chicken breasts or use half of a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Also, if you’re staunchly in the “wings and ranch” group, omit the blue cheese and use 4 ounces of cream cheese mixed with 2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning instead.

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10
Servings
158
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound jalapeño peppers (16-20)
  • 2 Cups cooked chicken breast
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 Cups buffalo sauce
  • 3/4 Cups crumbled blue cheese
  • blue cheese dressing (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with tin foil.

Remove the tops of the jalapeño peppers, then halve lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and ribs of each pepper (take care to avoid touching your hands and face while doing this).

 In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, yogurt, buffalo sauce and blue cheese. Pack the mixture into each of the peppers, then place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, rotating the baking sheet 180° halfway. When the poppers are done, the jalapeños will be slightly charred and filling will start to brown. Serve hot, with blue cheese dressing (if desired).

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
13%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Protein
17g
33%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
46µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.7%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
21.7%
Vitamin C
54mg
90%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
9µg
11%
Calcium
84mg
8%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
19µg
5%
Iron
0.9mg
4.9%
Magnesium
20mg
5%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
27%
Phosphorus
145mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
262mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.3%
Sodium
163mg
7%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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