Slow cooker Jalapeño popper pulled chicken

Tuesday started off perfect with a playdate to the park and then afterwards we ventured towards a local burger joint.  Olivia took a two hour nap, which rarely ever happens anymore.  It’s like she woke up and my day went to sh*t.

My husband and I are in the process of potentially building a home this next year to put us closer to his job.  We arrive at the builder’s model home just to be told that the plan we fell in love with is not going to work on any lot that would fit our budget.  He then proceeds to tell us that we can tweak the current floor plan of the model home we are in.  Now when a builder openly suggests that you can ask for things to tweak they don’t really mean it.  (It’s their home and its perfect in their eyes.)  This is where my mouth got me in trouble because I told him that the kitchen wasn’t big or roomy enough.  BAD IDEA  Next I told him that the pantry needed to be 3 to 4 times bigger and I got shot down again.  Next up on my list was the natural light in the house.  There needed to be more windows and once again he told me it wasn’t possible.  After be denied 3 times I decided to keep my mouth shut and just leave.  

After we get home I’m thinking about my universities football season tickets.  We should have received them by now and everyone else that I know got there’s two weeks ago.  Totally fretting that something happened and I will not have season tickets.

Slow cooker jalapeno popper chicken

Next up on my Tuesday night mishaps was todays post.  It was supposed to be about cookies.  Well it helps if you keep the recipe to write down for your readers instead of throwing it away with other papers.  That means I get to make the cookies over again to make sure I get the right amount of ingredients and measurements for all of you.

So now that I vented and I got all of that off my chest…. I get to share a GREAT and easy recipe with you.  It’s slow cooker jalapeno popper pulled chicken.  This is the type of recipe you need when your day has gone south and you just need some quiet time alone without worrying about dinner.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Slow cooker jalapeño popper pulled chicken


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 5 jalapeños, de-seeded, de-veined and chopped
  • 8 ounces beer
  • 8 ounces philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese (use less if you don’t like a lot of cheese)
  • 2 cups grated mild cheddar cheese
  • tomatoes and jalapeños for topping
  • hamburger or Kaiser rolls


  1. Turn the slow cooker to low.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into the slow cooker except for both cheeses.  Cook for 5 hours and then pull apart the chicken with two forks causing it to shred.  Stir in the cheeses and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes.
  3. Serve on bread with tomatoes and extra jalapeños.

*If you are not a huge cheese fan, cut out 2 ounces of cream cheese in the recipe.

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22 comments on “Slow cooker jalapeño popper pulled chicken”

  1. Looks delicious and I love using the slowcooker but recipes like this make me nervous because my cooker will be on low for about 8 hours. (I plan on getting a new one with a timer eventually….) Would there be a way to adjust this so it would cook that long without burning? Would adding a few more ounces of beer fix that or is this something I should save for a weekend.

    • You could try turning the slow cooker to high to see if it will cook faster. There are also slow cooker liners at the grocery store and that might help with the burning.

  2. I sure hope your Wednesday is MUCH better – maybe the cookie recipe will magically reappear!

  3. Yikes, sounds like a tough day. At least your awesome chicken could cheer you up – I’m going to save it for when I have a tough day, too 🙂

  4. Oh man, I totally feel you. I deleted a recipe’s pictures the other week right before I was going to post it during vacation–not fun. And yesterday, my site was down all day due to Comcast issues.

    Hope your Wednesday goes better!! 🙂

  5. Where has this been all of my life. Like for reals.

  6. Sorry about your building issues! That’s frustrating!
    Love this chicken. Just the kind of meal I need more of!

  7. These sound amazing, and I just love that I can make them in the slow cooker!

  8. It’s like you live inside my head!! I’ll be over 5!

  9. As fall approaches I become slow cooker obsessed! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  10. Holy cow, what a day! I hope today is a brighter one for you. This pulled chicken looks fantastic and it would be the perfect meal to come home to after a long day.

  11. that slow cooked chicken looks amazing.. definitely craving some now!

  12. What type of beer did you use?

  13. Hi there I’ll be making this today- will it still be tasty if I use Budweiser or Miller Genuine Draft? Thanks!

  14. I didn’t know you guys were thinking about building. You need to talk to my builder! He has been great to work with! Let me know if you want his info.

  15. You poor thing. What a NIGHTMARE ugh. Hang in there!!!! Wish I could give you a hug (and bake those cookies for you!)

  16. Do you still taste the beer at all? Hate beer. If so could I use chicken stock and still get the good flavor?

    • I don’t taste the beer and I would recommend and light beer. You could try substituting chicken stock but maybe do 6 ounces instead of 8 ounces of beer.

  17. I’m sorry if I missed this but how many does this serve? I’m so excited to make this dish!! It sounds delicious!!

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