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jalapeno chicken casserole

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Tiphane Fleming
spanaway, WA

Someone gave me this recipe 13 years ago when I first got married. It's a very versatile recipe, you can change it up with different chips, make it spicier or less spicy. It has unlimited yummy potential. We've also used the filling as a dip.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This layered jalapeno chicken casserole is unique and easy to make. A great alternative when you want to have Mexican food, but don't feel like tacos. It's layered with chicken, cheese, spinach, Fritos, and jalapenos. Super cheesy, this will be a dish your family will ask for again and again.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 9 +
prep time 45 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jalapeno chicken casserole

  • 3 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1
    yellow onion, chopped (see my tip for tearless onion chopping)
  • 1 can
    diced jalapenos (4 oz)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 clove
  • 2 can
    cream of chicken (10.5 oz)
  • 2 can
    cut spinach (14 oz each)
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 bag
    Fritos corn chips, tortilla chips
  • 3 c
    cheddar jack, colby jack, or monterey jack cheese

How To Make jalapeno chicken casserole

  • Shredded chicken on a cutting board.
    Boil chicken for about 30 minutes. Once done, chop or shred. You can also use leftover roasted chicken.
  • Draining spinach and jalapenos.
    Drain spinach of water. If you don't want your casserole to be really spicy, drain the jalapenos as well.
  • Sauteeing onions and jalapenos.
    In a large pan, melt butter. Sauté onions and jalapeños until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Seasonings and creamed soup stirred in.
    Add your seasonings and cream soup. Stir well.
  • Chicken and spinach mixed in.
    Add chicken and spinach; mix well.
  • Cream cheese mixed into skillet.
    Add in cream cheese; mix well.
  • Layer of chicken mixture in a baking dish.
    Put a thin layer of the mixture in the bottom of a 13x9 casserole dish.
  • Corn chips sprinkled on top.
    Next, layer it with crushed chips of your choice.
  • Cheese sprinkled on top.
    Then top with cheese. Repeat this until the dish is filled, ending with chips and topped with cheese.
  • Layered casserole baking in the oven.
    Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until casserole is heated thoroughly. Enjoy!