Chicken in a creamy cheesy sauce with pieces of jalapeno and loads of bacon. This Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole is one of the best casseroles ever.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole – Low Carb, Keto, THM S, Grain & Gluten Free
When I decided to make this for dinner I knew I needed another jalapeno to slice to put on top. So, I called my husband and asked if he could stop at the farmer’s market. He said yes. Great. And then he was late. So I had to bake the casserole without the sliced jalapenos on top. Not a big deal until I topped it with raw ones and he said, “You know you aren’t supposed to serve raw jalapenos? You should blanch those first.”
Yeah. They were supposed to be baked on top of the casserole. But I really wanted to share this with you today. And my kids really wanted dinner at the usual time. So it got topped with raw jalapenos. Que Sera, Sera. I can hear my grandmother singing it in my head whenever I think of that song.
You can just stop here and eat that creamy mixture with a spoon if you want. Or use it as a dip. It is awesome just as is.
To cook the chicken for this I put it in a 9 x 13 casserole dish, cover it with foil, and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes until it is 160 degrees on a meat thermometer. These were huge chicken breasts. You may need to adjust the time depending on the size of your chicken.
I like to serve this with a green salad but any non-starchy vegetable will work as a side dish.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole – Low Carb, THM S
- 2 lb chicken breasts cooked and chopped
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
- 1/2 cup bacon crumbles
- 1/2 cup jalapeno or poblano pepper seeded and diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
- 1/4 cup crumbled bacon
- 1 thinly sliced and seeded jalapeno optional
- Combine the first 8 casserole ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until smooth. Add the cooked chicken.
Put into a greased casserole dish. Top with the reserved cheddar, bacon, and sliced jalapenos (if using).
- Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until bubbly and hot. Serve with a side salad.