Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
This Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole is super comforting. It's rich and cheesy, and it has just a bit of heat from the jalapenos. It's a perfect way to use up leftover chicken or turkey, too. —Kerry Whitaker, Carthage, Texas
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Arrange Tater tots in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, jalapeno peppers, garlic salt and pepper. Stir in half each of the chicken, Mexican cheese blend, green onions and bacon. Arrange remaining chicken over Tater tots. Top with cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining Mexican cheese blend, green onions and bacon. Cover and bake until heated through, 20-25 minutes. If desired, top with additional sour cream and jalapeno slices.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole Tips

What sides go well with jalapeno popper chicken casserole?

Rice, steamed or roasted veggies or a side salad would be great sides for this jalapeno popper casserole.

What are some variations of this casserole?

You can make this recipe a little more keto-friendly by swapping the tater tots for cauliflower tater tots and adding sliced avocado on top of the baked casserole. On the keto diet? Here are some of our other favorite keto recipes.

How do you store jalapeno popper chicken casserole?

Like other casserole recipes, store this jalapeno popper chicken casserole in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three to four days. If you loved this recipe, make sure to check out our other jalapeno popper recipes.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 701 calories, 53g fat (24g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 1648mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein.