Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole Low Carb Recipe | KetoVale

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

Chicken casserole with jalapeño is a smooth and creamy recipe with unparalleled flavor. If you are on the Keto diet, you should try this low carb version of casserole. The roasted chicken thighs, bacon and jalapeno make an unbeatable combination. It looks and tastes delicious and will make a great family dinner.

You can use chicken breasts for this recipe but we prefer chicken thighs as it will taste much better. You can buy the meat with or without skin but it needs to be boneless or you’ll have to debone the meat before adding cheese and cream mixture.

If you love spicy foods, this recipe is for you. If you can’t handle spicy foods, don’t worry! You can reduce the amount of jalapenos and hot sauce used in this recipe to your desired amount.

A lot of hot sauce products from store are not keto-friendly due to added sugar. The brand we recommend is Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce as it’s made of keto-friendly ingredients.

Don’t forget to serve your meal with some fresh lettuce and a crispy buffalo chicken wing.

Jalapeno Chicken Casserole recipe

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Set the oven to 350 F to preheat.

First, bake the chicken: You can choose chicken thighs with or without skin. If your chicken thighs still have bones, simply debone first before seasoning. Marinate the deboned chicken thighs (or boneless chicken thighs) with salt, pepper, and minced garlic.Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet. Let these brown in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Additionally, bake together with some buffalo chicken wings if desired.

Next, place a non stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the chopped bacon until the fat is melted, add jalapeños in.

frying bacon pieces

Once the bacon crisps and turns golden, add the hot sauce, cream cheese, and mayo into the sautéed jalapeños and bacon bits. Stir to combine well then remove from the stove.

adding cream cheese and sauce

Take out the baked chicken from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Remove the skin from the meat if you prefer to serve the skin separately. Chop the chicken meat into bite-sized chunks.

baked chicken thighs

Transfer the chopped chicken in a baking dish. Spread the cream cheese and bacon mixture on the surface and top with slices of mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

topping with cheddar cheese

Rebake for another 10 minutes to melt the cheese. Garnish with chopped coriander and chicken wings if you used (optional). Serve in a platter with lettuce salad on the side. Best served warm.

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Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
Votes: 29
Rating: 4.03
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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs (can replace with chicken breast)
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 3 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 10 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 3 jalapenos fresh, medium size
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce (keto-friendly, up to your liking)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coriander leaves for decoration, optional
  • 6 chicken wings (optional, for 6 servings)
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs (can replace with chicken breast)
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 3 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 10 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 3 jalapenos fresh, medium size
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce (keto-friendly, up to your liking)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coriander leaves for decoration, optional
  • 6 chicken wings (optional, for 6 servings)
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
Votes: 29
Rating: 4.03
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Season your boneless chicken thighs with minced garlic, salt and pepper then put the chicken on a baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 40 minutes or until brown. (You can throw in some buffalo chicken wings too. It's optional)
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add chopped bacon in and stir until the bacon start releasing the fat then add chopped jalapenos in and stir constantly.
  4. When the bacon is cooked, add cream cheese, mayo and hot sauce to the pan. Mix well and remove from heat. Set aside.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked. Remove the baked chicken from the oven. Let it cool down then remove the crispy skin to serve separately (if available). Cut the chicken meat into small pieces.
  6. Add chicken into a baking dish and cover with the cream cheese mixture then put the mozzarella and cheddar cheese in pieces on the top.
  7. Baking for another 10 minutes at 350 F until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle coriander on top and serve warm with a lettuce salad and a crispy chicken wing (optional).
Recipe Notes

This makes 6 servings. Here's the nutritional information per serving (without chicken wings).

Macros (per serving): Calories: 653 – Fat: 54.6g – Net carbs: 2.4g (total carbs: 2.6g, dietary fiber: 0.2g) – Protein: 36.2g

Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole Recipe For Keto Diet

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