Thai Chili Chicken Poppers

There is nothing better than catching up with friends over appetizers. If you’re looking for an easy appetizer recipe, you’re going to love these sweet chili chicken poppers.

Made with less than five ingredients, this twist on chicken poppers is going to be the hit of the get together.

sweet thai chili chicken poppers recipe

Thai Chili Chicken Poppers

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I love this time of year.

The season of visiting friends and celebrating is here and food is abundant. There is something comforting about enjoying the company around us while snacking on appetizers.

I love to have simple recipes on hand for last-minute gatherings or a quick pop in from family.

thai chili peppers

One of my family’s favorites is chicken poppers. Or maybe I should say, they’re my husband’s favorite.

I personally don’t enjoy the traditional recipe where it’s breaded and deep-fried, so I created my own to work for my tastes.

The end result were these sweet Thai chili poppers that not only got my approval but my husband’s thumbs-up as well.

Tip to Make Holiday Grocery Shopping Easier

sweet chili stuffed jalapeno peppers

Since we’re chatting holiday parties and food, I wanted to share a tip that will make organizing your grocery list a little easier.

Download ChickenApp.

This shopping app will make your life during the holidays (and everyday life) a little easier.

Here’s why I love it:

On days where I’m crazy busy (which is every day during this time of year), it’s nice to have the Chicken App because my husband will see the grocery list and can grab a few things on his way home from work without me texting him a list.

The bonus is that there are a ton of recipes there as well!

As always, and I cannot stress this enough, to look for the Raised by a Canadian Chicken Farmer logo when you shop for chicken. The Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo ensures that your chicken is raised by a Canadian farm, which is audited by third parties for food safety and animal safety.

sweet thai chili chicken stuffed poppers

How to make poppers less spicy?

The mixture of the jalapeno and the thai chili sauce can be a lot. Especially for those with mild tastebuds.

I recommend using the mini bell peppers. I used a mix of the baby bell peppers and jalapenos for this recipe and they turned out great.

How to make Chicken Poppers

shredded chicken in a sweet thai cream cheese mix

This recipe is so simple, there isn’t really any need for additional tips to make it easier for you.

However, I do have a few notes:

  • If you are using jalapenos, I recommend using gloves. This prevents the spicy oils to hit your hands…which will inevitably end up in your eye. If you’re using mini bell peppers disregard this tip.
  • To make mixing the cream cheese easier, use a simple hand mixer. If you don’t have one you can find them for under $10 to a couple hundred dollars. Or you can use a blender or food processor.
close up of a stuffed jalapeno with cream cheese, chicken, and thai chili sauce

Easy chicken appetizer recipes:

As I mentioned before, I love a good chicken appie. Here are a few of my past recipes that I know you’ll love:

For more chicken appetizer recipes please visit Canadian Chicken on the following social channels: Facebook: Canadian Chicken, Twitter: @ChickenFarmers, Instagram:@ChickenDotCA; Pinterest: ChickenDotCA.

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Thai Chili Chicken Poppers

You're going to love these baked sweet thai chili chicken poppers! They're a twist on the traditional spicy jalapeno poppers but made with thai chili sauce, chicken, cream cheese, and sweet or jalapeno peppers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 poppers
Calories 72kcal


  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sweet thai chili sauce
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked
  • 12 jalapeno peppers or mini bell peppers for no heat


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Take the tops off the jalapeno/mini bell peppers and slice in half lengthwise. Discard ribs and seeds.
  • In a medium bowl mix the cream cheese and sweet thai sauce. I find it works better when you use a hand mixer.
  • Shred the chicken (either pull with forks, chop in a food processor, or use a hand mixer) and mix it in with the cream cheese mix.
  • Spoon the cream cheese thai chili mix into the halved peppers and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes.


Nutritional information varies dependant on brand of Sweet Thai Chili sauce.


Serving: 1popper | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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