Keto Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole

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  • prep time

    prep time

    12 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    42 min

Keto Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole

108 ratings

Instead of painstakingly standing in your kitchen stuffing jalapeno poppers, turn everyone’s favorite snack into a dinner casserole! Save yourself time in the kitchen and get all your favorite parts of a jalapeno popper in one dish. A base of cream cheese holds loads of juicy chicken thighs topped with a blanket of cheddar cheese and freshly chopped jalapenos. You get crunch, spice, and everything nice!

  • Net Carbs

    5.4 g

  • Fiber

    0.7 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.1 g

  • Protein

    59 g

  • Fats

    46.7 g

688 cals

Keto Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole

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  • Chicken Thigh, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    Chicken Thigh, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    1-½ pound

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    1-½ tablespoon

  • Cream Cheese

    Cream Cheese

    8 ounce

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    1-¼ cup, shredded

  • Jalapeno Peppers

    Jalapeno Peppers

    2 large - approx 4" - 6" long

Recipe Steps

steps 6

42 min

  • Step 1

    Lay your chicken thighs out flat and sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder over them.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Place the chicken thighs seasoned-side down in the oil and place a lid over the pan.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Cook the chicken thighs for about 5 minutes per side or until they naturally release from the pan and are lightly golden brown. Once done, set the chicken thighs aside to cool slightly.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Spread the cream cheese across the entire bottom of a standard 8x13 glass baking dish. You may let the cream cheese sit out to soften slightly for easier spreading.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Use a pair of forks to shred the chicken thighs into loose shreds. Spread the chicken over the cream cheese. Then, sprinkle the cheddar over the chicken.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Dice the jalapenos and sprinkle them on top of the casserole. Loosely wrap foil over the top of the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. At your discretion, you may then remove the foil and continue baking for a golden crust on the edges of the casserole.
    Step 6

Comments 26

  • Wolvenclad

    Wolvenclad 4 months ago

    Dangerously addictive. The fact that it’s so easily made is worse lol. I could eat this everyday.

    • rledgerwood95f1

      rledgerwood95f1 9 months ago

      Delicious! I usually add a little more cream cheese so that I can use a 9by 13 pan. This gives us a few more servings.

      • Teri

        Teri a year ago

        Love this. I did make the mistake by adding extra jalapeno. Maybe my jalapeno batch was very strong and this was hella spicy. I ate it anyway it was amazing. But not for the rest of the group. Test your jalapenos before you throw them in. If you're happy with the spice and stick to the recipe. I usually like spicier but you can always add more later I guess. I had the whole thing to myself LOL. I'll definitely do this again and my family loved it.

        • Teri

          Teri 5 months ago

          I use sour cream to calm down the spicy! And it’s delicious.

      • Diana

        Diana a year ago

        I mixed the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeño and added bacon bits then spread on top of chicken. Chicken came out so tender. Will definitely make again.

        • RousingKale175233

          RousingKale175233 a year ago

          I layered with cream cheese, chopped chicken thighs, jalapeños, then cheese on top. Wish I would have remembered my avocado on the counter 🤦‍♀️ Paired with cilantro lime cauli rice and it was delicious!!

          • UnbelievableArugula202410

            UnbelievableArugula202410 a year ago

            Loved it! My husband even asked me to add it to the regular rotation! I used canned chicken for a super quick version (ran out of time to cook and I hate shredding meat) and it was still awesome!

            • Rggm9714

              Rggm9714 2 years ago

              We had this tonight and it was a hit! Will def make this a regular. I made the crispy chicken thigh recipe yesterday and used left over chicken (2.5 thighs). Also topped with uncooked bacon and just broiled it for a few minutes until the bacon was nice and crispy. We served it on romaine lettuce and ate them like tacos. My 8 yr old said this was delicious.

              • BethVegas

                BethVegas 2 years ago

                Super fast and tastes great. To bad you can’t put photos on here. To make it faster I used Costco rotisserie chicken. I also put bacon bits on top.

                • RemarkableKale140019

                  RemarkableKale140019 2 years ago

                  Great dish!!!!

                  • OutstandingMacadamia259923

                    OutstandingMacadamia259923 2 years ago

                    Wonderful, I too added bacon bits🥰

                    • GorgeousMacadamia381986

                      GorgeousMacadamia381986 2 years ago

                      One of the easiest and best recipes.

                      • IneffableCauliflower281436

                        IneffableCauliflower281436 2 years ago

                        It’s a keeper! Satisfying.

                        • cindyb48b0e9

                          cindyb48b0e9 2 years ago

                          Sooooooooo delish!! I add bacon bits to the top and it makes it even better. My son loves this too.

                          • sheloveshermost

                            sheloveshermost 2 years ago

                            Made this last night. Topped with bacon and sour cream. My wife said this was the best things she's ever eaten. Things like this make Keto EASY. Cannot say enough good things about this recipe. YUM!

                            • StellarAvocado680581

                              StellarAvocado680581 2 years ago

                              Top with crispy bacon and avocado. Perfect

                              • NomNomKeto

                                NomNomKeto 3 years ago

                                So yummy. I added more jalapenos, crumbled bacon and pork rinds. No more jalapeno popper cravings 🤤

                                • NomNomKeto

                                  NomNomKeto 3 years ago

                                  I'm going to try pork rind crumble on top of it for a little crunch maybe?

                                  • ExcellentKale414003

                                    ExcellentKale414003 3 years ago

                                    Good. Next time i'm goin to add bacon. Feels more like a dip than casserole imo.

                                    • Kiwichook

                                      Kiwichook 3 years ago

                                      Was very nice hubby even approved 👌

                                      • SplendidAvocado697026

                                        SplendidAvocado697026 3 years ago

                                        Add some crumble bacon and it’s perfect.

                                        • Brandy_R

                                          Brandy_R 3 years ago

                                          Love this!

                                          • Chellee

                                            Chellee 3 years ago

                                            Love this recipe!!

                                            • Yippinurse

                                              Yippinurse 3 years ago

                                              Love it! This will be a regular!

                                              • Christins19

                                                Christins19 4 years ago

                                                Soooo yummy!

                                                • Lchap329

                                                  Lchap329 4 years ago

                                                  Just made this tonight. Good flavor. I used chicken breast (had on hand), and put the recommended portion size on top of a cup mixed greens. Yum!