Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Popper Bites

Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Popper Bites

I'm about to introduce you to a snack that's gonna light up your tongue: Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Popper Bites. Juicy, spicy buffalo chicken stuffed inside fiery jalapeño peppers, all wrapped up in crispy, golden-brown goodness. It's like a flavor explosion in every bite, with just the right amount of heat to keep you comin' back for more.
We're talkin' about takin' that classic jalapeño popper and kickin' it up a notch with the bold flavors of buffalo chicken. Each bite is a symphony of savory, spicy, and downright addictive—perfect for game day snacking, party platters, or just satisfying those late-night cravings.
So if you're ready to take your snack game to the next level, whip up a batch of Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Popper Bites and get ready to experience flavor nirvana. Peace, love, and snack time vibes, y'all!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 popper bites

Ingredients
  

For the chicken

  • 1/2 pound chicken breast
  • Salt
  • Onion powder

For the buffalo chicken mixture

  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon bits
  • 1 cup room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup your favorite hot sauce

For the jalapeño popper bites

  • 2 large jalapeños
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 2 cups bread crumbs

Instructions
 

  • Season 1/2 pound of chicken breasts with salt and onion powder. Fry them on medium high for 3 minutes a side and transfer the chicken to a food processor.
  • Pulse the chicken a few times to break it up, then add 1/2 cup of cooked bacon bits, 1 cup of room temperature cream cheese, 1 cup of sharp shredded cheddar, 1 tablespoon of onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika, and a pinch of salt. Run the food processor and then add 1/4 cup of your favorite hot sauce. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag or plastic freezer bag.
  • Cut the top off a large jalapeño and using a fork, scoop out the seeds and stems from the inside. Fill the jalapeño up with the chicken and cheese mixture and then slice them into 1 inch pieces. Put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine 5 eggs with 1/2 cup of hot sauce. In another bowl combine 2 cups of all purpose flour with 1/4 cup of paprika and garlic powder. In a 3rd bowl 2 cups of bread crumbs.
  • Coat the jalapeño piece in the flour, the in the egg wash, then in the bread crumbs, then back in the egg wash and breadcrumbs for a double dredge.
  • Fry the jalapeños at 375°F for 3-4 minutes or airfryer at 425° for 10 minutes.
Keyword buffalo chicken, jalapeño popper

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