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Low Carb Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole

This Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole is packed with the flavors you love in a jalapeño popper but it is low carb! It is creamy, decadent and oh so delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, gluten free, keto, low carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 416kcal
Author Sara


  • 3 slices Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion diced
  • 1 Fresh Jalapeño diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 3 cups Riced Cauliflower frozen
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Shredded Chicken
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Tbls Pickled Jalapeno diced


  • Preheat the oven to 375' F
  • Cook the bacon in a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium/high heat until completely cooked through - remove from pan and set aside. Crumble the bacon when cool enough to handle
  • Turn the heat medium and remove all but 2 Tbls of the bacon fat from the pan
    Add in the red onion, jalapeño and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes, stirring to keep the garlic from burning
    Add the frozen riced cauliflower to the pan and let it cook (stirring occasionally) for 5 minutes - season with the salt, pepper and garlic powder, cook another 2-3 minutes to let any remaining liquid evaporate
    Turn off the heat and set the pan aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the shredded chicken, cream cheese, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, the cauliflower rice mixture, crumbled bacon and pickled jalapeños. Stir to combine and pour into your casserole dish
  • Top with remaining shredded cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and the casserole is completely heated through
    You can turn on the broiler at the end to crisp up the cheese if desired, be careful not to burn it
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!
    Feel free to top with more bacon, onion and jalapeños


Chicken - use a rotisserie chicken to save some time!
Bacon - I get mine from ButcherBox, it is the best
If you want to lower the fat/calories in this dish, feel free to swap out the cream cheese and shredded cheese for the low fat versions


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 909mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 2mg