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Jalapeno Popper Pocket

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


  • 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


  • 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-lined baking sheet. Spread 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 237 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.
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  • snker0521
    Jan 30, 2019

    I made some slight changes to this. I never buy rotisserie chicken since I buy my chicken breasts in 10 pound bags. Therefore, I just cooked up a couple of breast halves and chopped them fine. Second, I couldn't find puff pastry sheets but I could get phyollo dough so I used that. We loved it. Although, next time I may use puff pastry shells or even phyollo shells depending on what I can find. The filling would stay the same.

  • chris_giles18
    Oct 9, 2016

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