I wanted to create an epic side dish for a Game Day Party. I combined the elements of a casserole and a dip together to create this Jalapeno Popper Casserole Recipe.
There are many reasons why you might love Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole from Pioneer Woman:
- Flavorful and spicy: The jalapeno peppers and cream cheese give this casserole a spicy and creamy flavor that is sure to be a hit with anyone who enjoys spicy food.
- Easy to make: This casserole is easy to make and requires minimal prep time. Simply mix the ingredients together and bake for a delicious and satisfying meal.
- Versatile: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole is a versatile dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish. It pairs well with a variety of sides, such as rice, potatoes, or a simple salad.
- Great for leftovers: This casserole tastes even better the next day, making it a great choice for leftovers. Simply store it in the refrigerator or freezer and reheat it when you’re ready to eat.
- Perfect for potlucks and parties: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole is a great dish to bring to potlucks or parties because it’s easy to transport and serves a crowd.
- 2 lb Tater tots
- 16 oz Cream cheese, softened
- 2 Chicken breasts, Boneless, skinless, shredded
- 1 c Sour cream
- 1 lb Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 c Mexican blend cheese
- 6 Green onions , chopped
- 6 Jalapeno peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
How To Make Jalapeno Popper Casserole
- Heat the oven to 425 degrees, and grease a 9×13 baking dish well.
- Layer the tater tots into the bottom of the casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, cook the bacon until crispy and crumble it.
- Combine the sour cream, ¾ of the bacon pieces, 1 ½ cups of the cheese, ½ of the green onions and the Jalapeno peppers in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix well.
- Fold the chicken into the mixture.
- Spread the mixture over the tater tots, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese, green onions and bacon.
- Bake for 20 minutes longer.
Calories: 1151kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1106mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 658IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 1mg