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Flavorful Chakalaka is stuffed inside some fresh, seeded jalapeños before wrapping in bacon and sticking them in the air fryer! These Chakalaka Stuffed Jalapeños are the perfect spicy snack for any evening or party.


Stuffed Jalapeños

Serves 6 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Total Time 30 minutes


  • 6 large jalapeños, halved and de-seeded
  • 1 package prepared medium Chakalaka, cooled slightly
  • 12 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Ranch dressing, for dipping (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. If using the air fryer, preheat to 400 degrees F.

  2. Halve and carefully de-seed your jalapeños. Wash your hands immediately after to prevent any burning.

  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of Chakalaka to the middle of the jalapeños.

  4. Wrap each jalapeño with one slice of bacon. Secure a toothpick into each side so the bacon stays put when cooking. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

  5. Place the stuffed jalapeños on a baking sheet and bake or place them right into the air fryer. Cook for 20 minutes if using an oven, and 8-10 minutes if using an air fryer.

  6. Once the bacon is cooked and crispy, remove the stuffed jalapeños.

  7. Allow them to cool slightly before serving. Serve with a garnish of parsley and ranch dressing for dipping.