These smoked chicken thighs are first stuffed with strips of jalapeno and a healthy dollop of cream cheese then wrapped in bacon and smoke cooked to … Now to make my life easier I will sometimes use precooked diced chicken, or rotisserie chicken. Jalapeno popper chicken casserole recipe. Bake in 450F (230C) oven until golden and instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of thighs reads 160F (71C), 20 to 25 minutes. Add panko to small bowl; press all sides of chicken firmly into panko to coat. Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes or until cheese gets brown and the chicken is cooked through with a thermometer reading of 165°F (74°C). Yum! Jalapeno popper taquitos are easy to make thanks to a slow cooker, are a crowd-pleasing appetizer when served with guacamole and sour cream! Our kids love those jalapeno poppers and the dinner is inspired by those. Brush chicken all over with 1 tbsp olive oil. Place, seam side down, on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chicken. Combine chicken thighs, cream cheese, jalapeno peppers with juice, green enchilada sauce, salt, and black pepper together in a slow cooker. Top with the cheddar cheese and return to the oven. I’m about to share with you one yummy and easy dinner idea – Jalapeño Popper Chicken casserole.