Tasty Jalapeno Popper Chicken Skillet

Tasty Jalapeno Popper Chicken skillet recipe is a simple dinner casserole made in one cast iron skillet. Low-carb and keto friendly, this is sure to be a healthy baked recipe your family will love.

Moist chicken, oven baked crispy bacon pieces, minced garlic sauteed in butter, plenty of spicy jalapeños, cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, chicken broth and cheddar make for a cheesy, tasty meal that comes together in one skillet.

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Easy Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

The best part about this recipe is that not only is it tasty and healthy but it is so simple to make. This entire one skillet meal comes together in under 30 minutes once the bacon has been cooked.

As many great recipes do, this recipe starts by baking up the bacon in the oven to the perfect crispness. The perfect, no mess way to cook bacon is to layer it on a stoneware baking stone, slide it in the oven and bake. And, don’t forget to save the bacon grease, I promise it makes the best fried sweet potatoes in a cast iron skillet.

How Spicy is Jalapeno Popper Chicken

This recipe is not as spicy as you might think. My husband and I love spicy, but our children do not. However, this is a recipe that we all enjoy. To avoid the spice, be sure to remove the seeds from the jalapenos. If you want the spicy kick, leave the seeds.

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What You Need For Jalapeño Popper Skillet

For this recipe, I use only the best whole food ingredients. That includes real butter, full fat sour cream, cream cheese and a good amount of heavy cream. It all comes together to create the most delicious creamy jalapeno popper chicken skillet recipe.

  • Butter
  • Minced Garlic
  • Softened Cream Cheese
  • Chicken Broth
  • Sour Cream
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Crispy Bacon Pieces
  • Jalapenos

Kitchen Essentials You May Need

How to Make a Tasty Jalapeno Popper Chicken Skillet Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • On a large baking sheet or stoneware baking stone, place bacon in a single layer. Place in oven and bake until crispy. Once done, remove from oven and set aside.
  • Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees.
  • In a large cast iron skillet, add the bacon grease and heat over medium high heat. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper. Cook through, remove from skillet, shred into small pieces and set aside.
  • In same cast iron skillet, add butter and minced garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant, about one minute.
  • Add softened cream cheese, chicken broth, sour cream and heavy cream. Mix until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
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  • Once mixture is smooth and creamy, add shredded cooked chicken, some of the crispy bacon pieces and a few diced jalapenos.
  • Top mixture with shredded cheese, a few jalapenos and remaining bacon pieces.
  • Place in oven for 15-20 minutes until bubbly.
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Tips for Making Jalapeno Popper Chicken Skillet Recipe

  • Use a fork to mix the softened cream cheese into the mixture.
  • Use a rotisserie chicken to make the meal even more quickly.
  • Make sure to remove seeds from jalapenos if you want to avoid the spicy flavor.

How to Store Leftover Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Store leftovers in a glass refrigerator storage container. This makes a delicious option for lunch the next day.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Skillet Recipe

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Tasty Jalapeno Popper Chicken Skillet Recipe

Yield: 8-10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Tasty Jalapeno Popper Chicken skillet recipe is a tasty simple dinner casserole made in a cast iron skillet. Low-carb and keto friendly, this is sure to be a healthy baked recipe your family will love.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 8 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2/3 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 8-10 Shredded Chicken Tenderloins
  • 8-10 Crispy Bacon Pieces
  • Jalapenos - to your level of spice

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

On a large baking sheet or stoneware baking stone, place bacon in a single layer. Place in oven and bake until crispy. Once done, remove from oven and set aside.

Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees.

In a large cast iron skillet, add the bacon grease and heat over medium high heat. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper. Cook through, remove from skillet, shred into small pieces and set aside.

In same cast iron skillet, add butter and minced garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant, about one minute.

Add softened cream cheese, chicken broth, sour cream and heavy cream. Mix until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Once mixture is smooth and creamy, add shredded cooked chicken, some of the crispy bacon pieces and a few diced jalapenos.

Top mixture with shredded cheese, a few jalapenos and remaining bacon pieces.

Place in oven for 15-20 minutes until bubbly.

Notes

For this recipe, I use only the best whole food ingredients. That includes real butter, full fat sour cream, cream cheese and a good amount of heavy cream. It all comes together to create the most delicious creamy jalapeno popper chicken skillet recipe.

Use a fork to mix the softened cream cheese into the mixture.

Use a rotisserie chicken to make the meal.

Make sure to remove seeds from jalapenos if you want to avoid the spicy flavor.

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