Kettle Brand Chip Crusted Chicken with Bacon and Cheese

October 23, 2017

This crispy Kettle Brand Chip Crusted Chicken is loaded with a creamy and cheesy stuffing studded with jalapenos and bacon. I’ve partnered with Kettle Brand chips to bring you this recipe. Hope you enjoy!

Kettle Chip Crusted Chicken stuffed with Bacon, Cheese, and Jalapenos


For my potato chip crusted chicken, I went with the Sea Salt and Black Pepper Krinkle Kettle Brand chips to keep things simple, but I think this recipe could be equally delicious with the Jalapeno flavor, or any of the Barbecue flavors if you’re looking to mix things up! The crispy chip coating on the outside gives way to tender chicken and a lava flow of cream cheese, mild melted cheddar, jalapenos and bacon.

Potato Chip Crusted Chicken with Cheese, bacon, and jalapeno stuffing

It’s also quick to put together and bakes on the grill (or in your oven) for the ultimate weeknight easy meal. Serve with some simple Grilled Lemon Parmesan Broccoli and you’re all set!

crusted chicken with bacon and cheese

Kettle Brand Chip Crusted Chicken with Bacon and Cheese

This crispy Kettle Brand Chip Crusted Chicken is loaded with a creamy and cheesy stuffing studded with jalapenos and bacon. So juicy and flavorful with a crunch!
4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 25 mins
Total Time : 35 mins
Servings : 4 people


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 8.5 oz bag Kettle Brand Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper Krinkle Cut Chips
  • 3 eggs (lightly beaten)

For the Stuffing

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2/3 cup medium cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium jalapeno (seeded and diced)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon Homemade BBQ Sweet Rub (link in recipe notes)


  • Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F for 2 zone, or indirect cooking. That means you will either have heat on half of the grill and cooking on the cooler half, or you can use an elevated grilling shelf to remove the chicken from the direct flames of the grill. If you would like you can also bake in the oven at 375 degrees F.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice each chicken breast almost all the way in half. Open the slice and press each breast flat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeno, bacon, and homemade sweet rub. Spread 1/4 of the mixture onto each of the butterflied chicken breasts. Fold the breasts over and press the cream cheese mixture so it is evenly distributed within the chicken.
  • Dump the bag of Kettle Brand chips into a food processor or blender and pulse until the chips are broken down into crumbs. Alternatively, use a kitchen mallet to crush the chips while they are in the bag. Pour the crumbs out onto a large plate.
  • Crack the eggs into a pie pan or other shallow dish and beat lightly with a fork. Dip the stuffed chicken breasts into the eggs, then into the chip crumbs, coating each side.
  • Once all of the chicken breasts are coated with the eggs and Kettle Chips, place them on your grill or onto a baking sheet and into the oven. Cook for about 25 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reads 165 degrees F. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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51 thoughts on “Kettle Brand Chip Crusted Chicken with Bacon and Cheese

  1. I bought a ton of Kettle Brand chips, just to win one of these! I’ve been shooting for the Backyard BBQ, since I live in Oregon already. But the culinary crawl is very tempting!

  2. Excited to try this. I am doing pork rins for the coating. I am doing Keto. Do you have any great recopies that are Keto friendly?

    1. I don’t really plan my recipes to be keto, I’m not that familiar with it. I do have a lot of friends that say my recipes are easily adaptable for keto if you know what good substations are.

  3. could this be made in the oven? I do not have a grill. (not allowed at my apt complex) It looks really yummy and I would love to try it.

  4. I saved this recipe and just now screenshot it so I can make it. I start chemo tomorrow but still plan to make this soon. I will have to get back on for my food thought

  5. I tried making this the other night minus jalapenos. It was a big hit with the family. Thank you for sharing! FIVE STARS*****

  6. Making this tonight! Didn’t have jalapeno’s or bacon in the house but I did mince up scallions and put Cheddar Jack cheese, salt, pepper cajun seasoning, ground mustard, brown sugar & garlic powder in the cream cheese and I also used BBQ kettle one chips! The mixture alone tasted delicious!!! I will let you know the outcome! I’m very excited to try this out, I hope it comes out amazing! Hey lol I put my traditional Sunday dinner aside for this dish!!

  7. Love it today i wl try but in my own style wth some Salami n chesse stuffing and shud go well wth mash potatoes.My Son Azarel will enjoy it

  8. I made this last night for dinner and it was absolutely delicious!!! I chose to bake mine instead of grilling it and glad I did. My chicken breast we’re really big so the cook time was a lot longer than the recipe said. I started with recommend time of 30 min and added 10 min at a time checking with a meat thermometer it took almost an hour to be completely done (165°) very easy to make omit jalapeno if you prefer I did on my sons piece. The chicken was moist and flavorful and just a small amout of stuffing oozed out I did use a few tooth picks to keep together. This one gets 5 ⭐ in my book!

  9. Sounds only concern was that it could be too salty with the chips..but doesn’t appear to be an issue in the comments I read! Printed and going to try it! 🙂

  10. I used Barbecue Chips Instead aswell & didn’t use the Jalapenos or Bacon Bits. I baked it for 35 min then tossed in some home made bacon And Seasoned with Salt & Pepper. This recipe was Delicious, E.a.s.y & Cheap.
    The whole household Enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing Ive even shared the Recipe with some neibors and friends.

  11. Can someone tell me how to successfully grill this without all your Kettle Chips falling off?? Also, my BBQ did not even begin to TOUCH 325 degrees F…

    1. I’m surprised your grill didn’t get up to temperature, what are you grilling on? I wonder if there is a way to get it hotter. I processed the Kettle Chips until they were pretty fine so they would stick easier to the eggs on the chicken.

  12. I’m always on the hunt for new and exciting chicken recipes. My husband isn’t a fan of it, but I love chicken. I usually use thighs, but I found a great deal on whole fresh breasts and thought immediately about seeing this recipe. I actually stopped in the middle of the grocery store and looked it up. I’ve prepared everything, just waiting to assemble them. The rub smells so good, I’m probably going to use the rest on pork chops this weekend. I can’t wait ????. We don’t have kettle brand chips here, but I bought a store brand kettle chip and added a pinch of pepper to the food processor.

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