Jalapeno Popper Pocket Recipe

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Jalapeno Popper Pocket Recipe
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Jalapeno Popper Pocket Recipe

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For a fresh take on fried jalapeno poppers, we stuff chicken, cheeses and jalapenos inside puff pastry and bake. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°. In a bowl, mix chicken, cream cheese, pepper jack cheese and peppers.
On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry; roll into a 13-in. square. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spread one half with chicken mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges. Fold remaining half over filling; press edges with a fork to seal.
Brush lightly with beaten egg. Cut slits in pastry. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Jalapeno Popper Pocket in Simple & Delicious August/September 2016

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 237 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

  • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a bowl, mix chicken, cream cheese, pepper jack cheese and peppers.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry; roll into a 13-in. square. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spread one half with chicken mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges. Fold remaining half over filling; press edges with a fork to seal.
  3. Brush lightly with beaten egg. Cut slits in pastry. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Jalapeno Popper Pocket in Simple & Delicious August/September 2016

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