Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili With Bacon. A Warm Greeting To The Oh Hellos.

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili

I made this Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili on Sunday night and I cannot get it out of my mind. I know I posted a chili recipe last week, but this one is so different and I didn’t want you to live another day without it.

If you love jalapeño poppers and enjoy white chicken chili, then this recipe has your name all over it.

Packed with chicken, beans, corn and bacon it is a creamy, dreamy bowl of goodness.

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili
Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili


3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
5 jalapeño peppers diced, seeds removed (I used only 3 peppers and my chili was plenty spicy…and more kid friendly)
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 (10 oz) can dice tomatoes with green chiles (such as Ro*tel)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 (14 oz) can navy beans, drained
1 (14 oz) can corn, drained
8 ounces cream cheese
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
Shredded cheddar, cilantro and tortilla chips to serve, if you like


1. In a large Dutch oven heat 2 Tbs of the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat and sauté onion, jalepeño, and garlic until tender.

2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then add to the saucepan along with the other tablespoon of olive oil. Add cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Toss chicken and seasonings together and lightly brown chicken on all sides.

3. Stir in can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, corn, and beans and increase heat to bring to a boil. Decrease heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Add cream cheese and stir until completely melted. Stir in 1/2 of the crumbled bacon. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper as needed. (If the chili is too thick, you can add more chicken broth).

5. Garnish servings with cheddar cheese and the rest of the crumbled bacon. Cilantro and tortilla chips are also good accompaniments.

Serves 6

Recipe from Sweet Treats & More

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili
Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili

Musicians from the great state of Texas are a perfect match for a spicy Tex-Mex Chili.

I first got hooked on The Oh Hellos when I heard ‘Hello My Old Heart’ from their self titled 2011 release.

Can a song be any more gorgeous?

“Oh, don’t leave me here alone
don’t tell me that we’ve grown
for having loved a little while
oh, I don’t want to be alone
I want to find a home
and I want to share it with you”

Imagine my excitement when The Oh Hellos’ next album, “Through The Deep, Dark Valley”, turned out to be a concept album.

As you may recall, I adore concept albums.

This one does not disappoint. Guy/Girl vocals that are so beautiful and full of emotion. ‘The Valley’ is the opening track.

Check out The Oh Hellos on Facebook and Bandcamp, where you can buy their music.


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