Jalapeno Popper Chicken Sasserole

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole 

So quick and easy.  Everyone will love this delicious chicken casserole recipe! Shredded chicken, stuffed with Jalapeño peppers, heavy cream, and cream cheese, topped with cheddar, savory bacon, and ready to eat in 30mn. Great for lunch or dinner. Gluten-free, and low carb / keto diet friendly. Relish today! 

Ingredients:

2 lbs (900g) boneless, skinless, chicken breast cooked and shredded (about 3-4 chicken breasts)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (125ml) heavy cream or milk
1/4 cup (60ml) chicken stock
1/2 pound (125g) jalapeño peppers (about 5-6 peppers)
4 oz (125g) sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup crumbled crispy bacon


Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 375˚F (190ºC). Lay shredded cooked chicken in a casserole dish. Season with garlic powder, paprika, and pepper.
2. Whisk together heavy cream, cream cheese, and chicken stock. Spread the mixture evenly over shredded chicken.
3. Wash the jalapeño peppers and cut the tops off. Remove the seeds and stems if you want it milder, or leave some if you want more spicy. Cut the peppers into strips and lay them on top of the cream cheese. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top.
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and hot. Remove from oven 5 minutes before cooking is complete and sprinkle with bacon; then return for the remaining cooking time. Garnish the jalapeño chicken casserole with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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