Jalapeno Popper Pocket

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
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
Jalapeno Popper Pocket Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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-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.
  3. 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.