This delicious jalapeno popper casserole recipe is made with jalapeno popper dip, chicken, bacon, and pasta.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
Author: Alea Milham
1poundboneless/skinless chickencut into bite-size pieces
1poundbaconcooked and crumbled
2 - 8ozpackages of cream cheesesoftened at room temperature.
2cupsMexican Cheddar Jack Shredded Cheesedivided
6Jalapeno Peppersdeseeded, and diced
6green onionsthinly sliced
Grease a 12 x 9 casserole dish.
Cook pasta according to package directions.
While the pasta is cooking, cut the bacon and chicken into bite-size pieces. Then cook the bacon and chicken together in a large skillet. Cook until the chicken in cooked through and the bacon is crispy. Remove to a plate and blot the excess fat away.
Dice the peppers and slice the onions.
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, 1½ cups of Cheddar jack cheese, diced Jalapeno peppers, and most of the sliced onions (save a few for the top). Stir to thoroughly combine ingredients.
Once the pasta has been drained, place it in the casserole dish. Add the cooked chicken and bacon (save a little of the bacon for the topping if you wish).
Spoon the jalapeno mixture over the top of the pasta. Gently stir to coat the pasta.
Top with remaining ½ cup of cheese. Sprinkle the extra bacon piece, onion slices, and jalapeno slices over the top.