Successful Together: Secret Recipe Club: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Burgers

October 17, 2011

Secret Recipe Club: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Burgers

Hello and welcome to my newest installment for the Secret Recipe Club! For those who may be unaware, this is a group of food bloggers that are "secretly" assigned a special blog each month to choose a recipe and recreate it in their own kitchen. Sounds like love, doesn't it? :)

I was so excited for my assignment this month. I was given The Lady Behind The Curtain. I had been following her blog for a little while and she always has such great ideas and recipes. You should check her out!

After a long decision, I finally decided to do my version of her Jalapeno Popper Burgers, delicious looking in their own right, but hubby doesn't like cream cheese. I went with a different cheese for the filling and the results were yummy.

1 lb ground chicken ( you could use 100% ground chicken breast to lighten it up some more)
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1 tsp garlic pepper grinder seasoning
4 tsp diced jalapenos, jarred with juice
1/2 cup shredded Colby and Monterrey jack cheese
33g (or 3 servings) shake and bake coating (optional)

Preheat oven 400.
Mix Burger ingredients together, combining well.
Mix the filling ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well, breaking cheese in to small pieces, until it begins to stick together.
Measure burger mixture in to 5-6 equal size portions; do the same with the filling. Make flat patties out of the burger mixture and spoon one serving of the filling in to the center of each. **if the burgers don't see to want to close around the cheese, set aside some of the filling. you can place it on top of the burger when you bake it**Wrap meat around cheese and pepper until well sealed. Set aside. On a plate or something :) spread out the coating and coat each side of each burger. Place each burger on a baking sheet, sprayed with pan spray and bake at 400 for 20 minutes, turning halfway. Serve and enjoy :)

Makes 5 burger @ 5 PPV each
Makes 6 burgers @ 4 PPV each


  1. Okay.

    a) How does he not like cream cheese?!


    b) They look awesome. I would totally eat my weight in them! And I don't even like jalapenos that much!

  2. These would make a yummy burger and I agree, The Lady Behind the Curtain has some wonderful posts!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE, this is what I am craving.

  4. These sound delicious. Definitely going to try them soon!

  5. Hi Angie,
    This is a really delicious Burger! Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Southwest Chicken and Potato Soup

  6. Hi Angie!
    I'm so glad you liked my recipe! That's what I love about this recipe you can change so many things about it but still get great flavor. Enjoy!!! Sheryl :)

    Also, Thanks for the nice words.

  7. I can't imagine not liking cream cheese but, the gooey melty cheese looks yummy.

  8. I've been hearing a lot of buzz around the Secret Recipe Club.... what a great and fun idea! Love your choice of recipe.... I'm bookmarking this to try. Will definitely use the ground chicken breast. Great low WW Pt dinner idea.

  9. Looks and sounds delicious and the Colby & Jack are great sounding too in place of the cream cheese.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  10. Those burgers sound wonderful! I love any kind of cheese, so it's nice to see that you can substitute.

  11. Yum! Looks great! Fun to participate in SRC with you!

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  13. I enjoyed making the Frozen Burritos from your blog! :-)

    Thanks for being a part of the SRC, Group B, I love being your host (new assignments coming soon)!


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