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Keto Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole Low Carb Recipe

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Casserole dishes are the perfect food. Think about it. You put all of your ingredients into a pan and let the oven do the rest of the work.

For this recipe, we use our instant pot to cook the casserole instead of an oven. It’s a great way to prepare numerous dishes at once. 

You’ll want to save this recipe for special occasions, such as Thanksgiving or your favorite holiday. It’s all of protein, calcium, and tons of flavor!

The primary ingredient in this recipe is chicken breast, which has a mild flavor that pairs well with the spicy jalapeno pepper. 

keto instant pot chicken casserole

Research shows that jalapeno peppers contain a unique compound called capsaicin that has anti-obesity effects. Capsaicin also has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic, and anti-diabetic properties. (*) (*

One study found that supplementing with capsaicinoids may help reduce body fat and fat mass. (*

Jalapeno peppers are also a good source of vitamin C, which is needed for immune system support, to promote wound healing, and to assist with the production of collagen. 

This recipe also calls for cream cheese, sour cream, and cheddar cheese, which are good sources of protein and calcium. Additionally, sour cream contains healthy bacteria that help promote digestive health. Research shows that lactic acid bacteria, the type of bacteria found in sour cream, may help improve intestinal immune function (*). 

low carb instant pot chicken casserole

You can enhance the nutrition of this dish by adding your favorite low-carb vegetables, such as green, leafy vegetables, broccoli, onions, cauliflower, asparagus, or zucchini. 

The bacon, cheese, and chicken pair very well with broccoli! You can also enjoy this recipe with a side salad to get some greens in. Chicken casserole is a great meal for dinner and leftovers for the next day’s lunch.

Don’t forget to check other keto-friendly chicken breast recipes and instant pot recipes on our website for more dinner ideas.

For those craving a comforting yet keto-friendly meal, my keto chicken broccoli cheese casserole is a must-try. This dish, a favorite in my own keto journey, beautifully combines nutritious broccoli with succulent chicken, all smothered in a luscious cheese topping.

How to Make Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole Using an Instant Pot

Combine the sour cream and cream cheese in a bowl. Stir in garlic and sea salt. 

mix sour cream cream cheese

Grease a heat-proof casserole dish that fits inside your instant pot.

Place chicken pieces inside the baking dish.

cooked chicken breast cubes

Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top. 

top cream cheese mixture

Sprinkle cheddar cheese, chopped jalapeno, and bacon on top. Cover with foil.

top cheddar bacon

Pour one cup of water into the bottom of the instant pot. Place a trivet inside and put the casserole dish on top.

cover casserole with foil

Seal the lid and set to “sealing.” Press “pressure cook” and cook on high for 15 minutes.

Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then do a quick release. 

Serve warm!

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Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

This easy and delicious chicken casserole with jalapenos recipe using an Instant Pot will be your favorite go-to dinner for busy weeknights.
Course Dinner
Keyword instant pot chicken casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 508kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 1 chicken breast cooked & cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped, seeds removed
  • 4 oz cream cheese soften
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 slices bacon fried and crushed
  • 1 tsp olive oil for greasing
  • 1 cup water
  • parsley or cilantro for garnish, optional


  • In a bowl, combine sour cream and cream cheese. Stir in garlic and sea salt and set aside.
  • Grease a heat-proof casserole dish that fits inside your instant pot with olive oil.
  • Place chicken pieces into a baking dish and spread cream cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, chopped jalapeno, and crushed bacon. Cover with a piece of foil.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the instant pot. Put the trivet inside and place the casserole on top.
  • Put the lid on and turn the valve to “sealing.” Press “pressure cook” (manual) and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and do a quick release if needed.
  • Top with a few pieces of jalapeno, chopped parsley or cilantro, and serve.



Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 175mg58%
Sodium 1218mg51%
Potassium 564mg16%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1116IU22%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 272mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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