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Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
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4.64 from 11 votes

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Challenge butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 ounces Challenge cream cheese, softened, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 jalapenos, 2 diced and 1 sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick pan. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Add onion to bacon grease and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Add butter to pan. When melted, sprinkle flour into pan. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk.
  • Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in half of Monterey Jack cheese and half of cheddar cheese until smooth.
  • Stir in diced jalapeno, chicken, pasta, and half of bacon.
  • Pour into a greased casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining bacon, cheese and the sliced jalapeno.
  • Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes.

Notes

You can use fresh or canned jalapeno. I actually like to use 1 fresh jalapeno and 1 canned jalepeno for the diced jalapeno.