Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
Pinch of Wellness
Jalapeno chicken casserole has cream cheese, chicken, jalapenos and bacon layered into a casserole dish to make a quick and easy dinner option!
dinner, Main Course
shredded chicken breast, cooked
bacon, cooked & chopped
fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped
(remove all or most seeds)
salt and pepper (optional)
cream cheese, softened
(optional: use low-fat cream cheese)
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
(optional: use sharp cheddar cheese with 2% milk fat)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 2.5 quart baking dish.
Combine the cooked & shredded chicken, chopped bacon, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Mix until combined
Chop jalapenos into ¼ inch pieces (see notes section regarding the seeds). Add to the chicken mixture and mix well.
Add softened cream cheese. Mix well.
Spread evenly into prepared baking dish.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, top with shredded cheese.
Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve warm.
To make this casserole less spicy: remove the seeds from all jalapenos.
To make this spicier: leave about 4-5 seeds in each jalapeno.
Calories if healthy modifications are made: 300 calories/serving
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