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Jalapeno Popper Chicken Burgers

Jalapeno poppers and chicken burgers collide in this flavour mash-up. Roasted jalapeno and cheddar accent a perfectly moist and seasoned chicken patty crowned with a jalapeno popper inspired blend of 2 cheeses and peppers.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min


2 jalapeno peppers, halved, seeds and stem removed
125 g cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 tbsp butter
½ cup panko
450 g ground chicken
1 egg, lightly beaten
¾ tsp onion powder
¾ tsp ground sage
¼ tsp salt

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Cook jalapeno halves until charred, about 4 minutes per side. Remove to cutting board and dice. Melt butter in pan and stir in panko. Toast until golden, about 2 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Stir cream cheese with half the jalapenos and ½ cup of the cheddar cheese. Set aside.

  3. Mix ground chicken with remaining jalapenos, remaining ½ cup cheddar, panko, egg, onion powder, sage and salt until combined. Shape into 4 ½-inch thick patties. Place on bbq over medium heat and cook, lid closed, for 5 min. Flip burgers and top with cream cheese mixture, cook until no pink remains in burger and cheese is melted over top, lid closed, about 5 min.

  4. Serve burgers dressed as desired.

Helpful Tip

Tip: These burgers can also be made on the stovetop in an oiled grill pan or skillet.

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Protein26 g
Fat26.5 g
Saturated Fat12.9 g
Carbohydrate6.9 g
Fibre0.3 g
Sugar0.6 g
Cholesterol187 mg
Sodium480 mg
Per serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A13
Vitamin C1