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This low carb keto chicken casserole is spicy, savory, and downright mouthwatering. Jalapeño popper chicken casserole with bacon is about to become a weeknight favorite in your home when you need an easy, one dish keto dinner that the whole family will enjoy. Serve it up all on its own or with your vegetables or fresh salad on the side.
Jalapeño poppers are so yummy. So is bacon. And this keto chicken casserole combines the two for the perfect low carb dinner treat! (Also works as a Trim Healthy Mama S meal.)
The cheesy, savory goodness combined with the salty, smoky bacon and subtle heat from the jalapeños in this keto casserole recipe come together in a way that leaves you feeling incredibly satisfied.
Easy Keto Chicken Casseroles: A Great Dinner
Low carb chicken recipes are popular for those on the keto diet, especially for those with families. Chicken is a frugal meat to include in your meal plan, its flavor lends itself well to a variety of styles, and most people enjoy it.
Chicken casseroles are an easy, delicious, satisfying way to stay on plan and still only make one dinner for the whole family. This keto broccoli chicken casserole is super easy and very popular here at My Montana Kitchen. And this low carb Alfredo chicken casserole? Not only is it a reader favorite, but my family can’t get enough of it!
And the best part is how easy it is to make shredded chicken for your meals when you have an Instant Pot. You can, of course, use store-bought chicken or make it another way, but I love just tossing a couple or frozen chicken breasts into the Instant Pot with salt, pepper, and a cup of water and cooking on manual for 30 minutes. They come out ready to shred every single time.
And don’t forget to check out these other absolutely amazing and easy keto chicken casseroles!
How To Make Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole
Now, onto your creamy keto chicken casserole recipe…are you ready? It’s sooo good.
First you’ll get your oven pre-heating while you put your casserole together.
In a large bowl, combine your cooked and shredded chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, part of your jalapeños, and the spices.
Once it’s evenly distributed in your casserole dish, sprinkle on the shredded cheddar and bacon pieces. You’ll bake the casserole for 30-35 minutes and, if you want to brown it a bit more, can broil it at the end. Garnish with the remaining jalapeño slices.
Adjusting The Spiciness Of Your Casserole
Most of the heat in a jalapeño is in the seeds, so to turn the heat down on this dish just remove the seeds when you slice your jalapeño.
If you want more heat, you can add some extra jalapeños or just leave the seeds in. Also, you can add the garnish before broiling to kick it up a notch.
The smoother, greener the pepper is, the less heat it has. If you notice a lot of lines, the pepper plant has undergone stress and your jalapeño will be spicier (source). So check your peppers carefully and choose the one best suited to your preferred tastes!
Serving Your Spicy Chicken Keto Casserole
This casserole is best served right out of the oven for gooey cheesy, creamy texture, and best flavor.
If you want to make it up in advance, it makes a marvelous make ahead meal or even a freezer dinner. Simply cover and store it uncooked, and bake it before serving.
You can keep any leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container. To reheat simply sprinkle the top with a few drops of water and microwave lightly covered.
If you are looking for more low carb dinner ideas, you may enjoy my Low Carb Dinner Cookbook!
You may also like this Low Carb Bacon Jalapeño Popper Pizza.
And these Buffalo Bacon Jalapeño Poppers.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except shredded cheese, bacon and additional sliced jalapeños.
- Pour mixture into a 9x13 pan and top with 1 cup shredded cheese and bacon pieces.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese just starts to brown. (I broiled mine for a couple minutes at the end.)
Duke's Real Mayonnaise Smooth & Creamy 2-16 fl oz Jars
Frontier Garlic Salt Certified Organic, 16 Ounce Bag
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Organic Onion Powder, 18-Ounce
Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits, Hickory Smoke, 9 Ounce (Packaging May Vary)
KitchenAid W10672617 Coated Flat Stand Mixer beater
Pyrex Easy Grab Glass Oblong Baking Dish with Red Plastic Lid (2-quart)
Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker, 6Qt, 1000W
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Serving Size1/9 of Recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 370 Total Fat 30g Trans Fat 0g Carbohydrates 4g Fiber 1g Protein 24g