Everyone’s favorite football finger food gets its day in the sun as the main dish. The addition of chicken gives the Jalapeño Popper Casserole more meat—literally and figuratively. The result is a creamy, spicy dinner that will remind you of your Sunday afternoon get-togethers. Jalapeño Popper Casserole is Keto-friendly but can be served alongside a grain for the non-Keto crowd.

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  • 3-4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and cubed
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 slices bacon, optional, cooked and chopped


Step 1 –To begin, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –Prepare a 9×13 inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3 –Place the chicken in the casserole dish, leaving space between the chicken cubes.

Step 4 –Blend together the cream cheese, garlic powder, and heavy cream.

Step 5 –Pour the cream mixture over the chicken.

Step 6 –Top with the diced jalapeños and cheese.

Step 7 –Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Step 8 –Top with the bacon bits and serve.