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Spicy Jalapeno Popper Grilled Chicken slathered with barbecue sauce as it cooks on a charcoal grill

Spicy Jalapeno Popper Grilled Chicken

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Grilling
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Spicy Jalapeno Popper Grilled Chicken

Butterflied boneless chicken breasts are seasoned with seasoned salt and pepper before filling with a spicy jalapeno popper filling. The chicken is then grilled to perfection on a charcoal grill.

The spicy flavors of jalapeno popper filling combine perfectly with a well seasoned boneless chicken breast.



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Lawry’s® Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 4 oz. can medium heat chiles, drained well
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican Cheese blend
  • 1/3 cup pickled sliced jalapeno peppers, drained
  • Stubb’s® Bar-B-Que Sauce


  1. Prepare the boneless chicken by first carefully butterflying each chicken breast with a sharp knife and then by pounding it flat with a meat mallet.
  2. Place the flattened chicken breast pieces on a large cookie or baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of each breast piece generously with the Lawry’s® Seasoned Salt and McCormick® Black Pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while preparing the filling.
  4. In a small bowl mix the softened cream cheese, drained green chiles, and the shredded cheeses. Mix well to combine.
  5. Gently fold the pickled jalapeno pepper slices into the mixture.
  6. Remove the tray of chicken from the refrigerator and unwrap.
  7. Mound the filling in the center of each butterflied chicken breast, dividing it evenly between the four chicken breasts. Spread the filling evenly over each breast with a spoon. Fold one side of each breast over the filling.
  8. Secure the cut edge of each breast with a couple of toothpicks or a wooden skewer that has been soaked in water for about 10 minutes.
  9. Place the filled chicken breasts on a clean baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  10. Grilling the chicken on a charcoal grill. Prepare your grill as usual. Once the coal is medium hot cook the chicken until completely cooked. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer.
  11. Chicken is done when the temperature has reached 165 F. at the thickest sections.
  12. Once the chicken is done brush with Stubb’s® Bar-B-Que Sauce and cook each side 3 to 4 minutes.
  13. Remove the chicken from the grill and place on a clean baking sheet or serving platter.
  14. Immediately remove the toothpicks from each piece of chicken.
  15. Serve with a pasta salad and grilled corn on the cob.
  16. Makes 4 servings.


  • Serving Size: 1 Chicken Breast
  • Calories: 623

Keywords: Spicy Jalapeno Popper Grilled Chicken, Grilled Chicken Recipe, Stuffed Grilled Chicken recipe, BBQ Chicken Breasts

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