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Best Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole Recipe for Two

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole with a spoon lifting up some of the casserole out of the dish

Best Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole combines juicy tender chicken mixed with hash browns, cream cheese, chives, jalapeño peppers, gooey melted sharp cheddar and bacon.

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Jalapeño popper lovers, this recipe is for you. All the flavors you love in a full satisfying meal. This easy recipe makes a great lunch, dinner, or impressive date night meal for two.

How to make Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).

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Dice the chicken into bite sized cubes using a filet knife. Click here for a Rada Filet Knife with Leather Scabbard.

diced chicken on a cutting board with a knife

In a bowl, mix together the hash browns, chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, dried chives, cream cheese, salt and pepper until well combined.

hashbrowns, chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, cream cheese, salt and pepper mixed in a bowl

Spray two 18.6 oz oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click for 18.6 oz oven safe dishes.

Spread the mixture into the two prepared dishes, divided evenly.

chicken hashbrown mixture divided into two baking dishes

Wash the jalapeño pepper and then cut the top off. Remove the seeds and ribs for a milder effect. (Leave the ribs for a spicier effect.)

Dice the pepper into small cubes.

diced jalapeno peppers on a cutting board

Sprinkle over the cream cheese mixture, divided evenly.

diced jalapeno peppers sprinkled into the two baking dishes

Top with the sharp cheddar cheese, divided evenly.

cheddar cheese sprinkled into the two baking dishes

Cut the bacon slices into ½ inch pieces and layer on top of the cheese.

1/2 inch pieces of bacon layered over the cheese in the two baking dishes

Bake for 35 – 40 minutes until chicken is cooked through and bacon is cooked.

Serve hot dishes on cork trivets to protect tables and surfaces. Click for cork trivets.

Be careful, dishes will be very hot.

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Best Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole with a spoon lifting up some of the casserole out of the dish

Best Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole combines juicy tender chicken mixed with hash browns, cream cheese, chives, jalapeño peppers, gooey melted sharp cheddar and bacon.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb boneless chicken
  • 2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Dice the chicken into bite sized cubes using a filet knife. Click for a Rada Filet Knife with Leather Scabbard.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the hash browns, chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, dried chives, cream cheese, salt and pepper until well combined.
  4. Spray two 18.6 oz oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click for 18.6 oz oven safe dishes.
  5. Spread the mixture into the two prepared dishes, divided evenly.
  6. Wash the jalapeño pepper and then cut the top off. Remove the seeds and ribs for a milder effect. (Leave the ribs for a spicier effect.)
  7. Dice the pepper into small cubes.
  8. Sprinkle over the cream cheese mixture, divided evenly.
  9. Top with the sharp cheddar cheese, divided evenly.
  10. Cut the bacon slices into ½ inch pieces and layer on top of the cheese.
  11. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until chicken is cooked through and bacon is cooked.
  12. Serve hot dishes on cord trivets to protect tables and surfaces. Click for cork trivets.
  13. Be careful, dishes will be very hot.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1322Total Fat: 90gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 50gCholesterol: 226mgSodium: 2266mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 60g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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