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Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

This simple casserole is shockingly simple to make and never fails to satisfy. If you are not a jalapeno person, feel free to substitute the much milder poblano pepper.
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs cooked and shredded
  • ½ pound jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cooked and crumbled bacon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, minced onion, garlic, and paprika. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the shredded chicken and spread in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  • Cut the tops of the jalapeƱos and cut lengthwise. Carefully remove the seeds and ribs (the white part). Slice into thin strips and sprinkle on top of the chicken mixture.
  • Top with cheddar cheese bake for 25 minutes. Top with the bacon and cook for 5 minutes longer.