Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    10 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    20 min

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

6 ratings

This recipe for jalapeno popper chicken salad can serve as a hefty side dish or can be a component to your lunchtime meal. You can use precooked chicken for this recipe if you’re in a pinch, but you will be far more satisfied with the seasoned, blackened chicken breast used here. You can taste the classic Tex-Mex spices: cumin, paprika, and a little heat. Enjoy the crunch of fresh jalapeno, a Mexican-style blend of cheese, a splash of lime, and the tangy and cooling effects of cream cheese. This is a delicious way to enjoy a crowd-favorite snack while keeping your low carb diet intact. Serve cold if you want the spice of your jalapeno to stay mild, or you can serve warm as a dip or scooped between two pieces of your favorite Keto bread as a sandwich. Enjoy the comfort food flavors at your next Keto barbecue or summer meal on the patio.

Jessica L.

Why Chicken Salads Are The Ultimate Keto Recipes

Not only are chicken salads a delicious way to use leftover chicken, but this American retro side dish is conveniently keto almost any way you make it. When you’re making the salad, you can easily alter the amount of protein you add (the recipe here uses only about 3 oz chicken per serving). The other wonderful thing about chicken salad is it is typically made with mayonnaise: one of the underdogs of a successful keto diet. Load up on the mayo and flavor it with your favorite seasonings, low carb condiments, and chopped keto veggies. Your options are seemingly limitless with chicken salad.

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  • Net Carbs

    4.2 g

  • Fiber

    0.9 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.1 g

  • Protein

    10.8 g

  • Fats

    39.6 g

415 cals

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

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  • Chicken Breast Boneless Skinless Raw

    Chicken Breast Boneless Skinless Raw

    6 oz

  • Salt


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Cumin, Ground

    Cumin, Ground

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Paprika


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Oregano, Dried

    Oregano, Dried

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 teaspoon

  • Jalapeno Peppers

    Jalapeno Peppers

    1 large - approx 4" - 6" long

  • Cilantro


    1-½ tablespoon, chopped

  • Mayonnaise


    3 tablespoon

  • Mexican Blend Cheese

    Mexican Blend Cheese

    ½ cup, grated

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Lime Juice, Fresh

    Lime Juice, Fresh

    1-½ teaspoon

  • Cream Cheese

    Cream Cheese

    2 ounce

Recipe Steps

steps 2

20 min

  • Step 1

    Pat a whole chicken breast dry with a paper towel. Butterfly the chicken breast if it's thick. Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and oregano. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and place in the chicken breast seasoned side down. Cook on both sides for 5-6 minutes each or until the spices on the chicken are blackened. Set the cooked chicken aside to cool.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Dice or chop the jalapeno and combine in a bowl with chopped cilantro, mayo, cheese, pepper, and lime juice. Microwave the cream cheese for 10-15 seconds, then stir it into the bowl of ingredients. Dice the cooled chicken into small pieces and stir them into the bowl as well.
    Step 2

Comments 7

  • Leea66

    Leea66 2 months ago

    This is was delicious on celery! I did add green onions and bacon!

    • JumboQuail

      JumboQuail 7 months ago

      Looks great! Ingredients look great. I'll try it with my homemade virgin olive oil mayo. Thanks for posting!

      • FatGuyInaLittleCoat82

        FatGuyInaLittleCoat82 2 years ago

        This was very good and easy to make. Did the chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Then shredded the meat mixed it all up together.

        • Anonymous

          Anonymous 4 years ago

          Very good I used about 4 chicken breasts 1 whole jalapeño 4oz of cream cheese Couple spoonfuls of mayo 1 cup of cheese winged the seasonings Worked great Squeezed alittle lime in and was really good

          • Anonymous

            Anonymous 4 years ago

            This is excellent. Today I made it again. It reminds me of stuffed jalapeños to a certain extent.

            • dwall1973

              dwall1973 4 years ago

              Really good!!! Easy to make!!

              • Schoolie

                Schoolie 4 years ago

                This is sooooo good and simple. I cook meat in instant pot for several meals requiring cooked chicken. I use rest of chicken on fat head pizza and in egg muffins. I’m the only keto in my house. This makes work meal planning simpler!