Here is a tasty and spicy jalapeno popper chicken salad. This chicken salad is a twist to a classic chicken salad. This recipe is loaded with diced chicken, bacon, jalapeno, mixed with a creamy base.
Dive in with a fork, top on a lettuce leaf, or pile on a croissant or bread. This jalapeno chicken salad will not disappoint. Plus you can choose how mild or spicy you would like your salad.
This Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad Recipe Is…
- Easy to Make
- Full of Flavor
- Great way to use rotisserie chicken
- Stores well
- Cream Cheese
- Shredded Cheese
- Green Onions
- Salt and Pepper
How To Make
Start by adding your chicken in a bowl, add bacon, jalapeno, cheese, and green onions. Then mix in the cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.
Mix it up, and then refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve on bread, croissants, on crackers, or eat it plain for a keto friendly option. Top with green onions.
How to Tame Down Jalapenos
If you want to tame down jalapenos is by removing the seeds and white membrane. Then rinse the peppers under cold water to remove excess oil.
Make sure if you have have sensitive skin wear gloves, as the oils can affect your skin quite a bit.
Ways to Spice Up The Salad
If you are looking to spice up the salad, all you have to do is leave the seeds in the peppers. Or mix in a hot sauce of choice to ramp up the spice.
Type of Chicken To Use
This salad is a great one to use rotisserie chicken. Or you can cook or grill up chicken and then dice it up for this recipe. Just make sure the chicken itself doesn’t have a ton of flavor, as the salad will take on a lot of flavor from all the ingredients.
I like to make chicken in advance and then use it for this quick throw together chicken salad. It makes a dinner so simple and quick.
More Chicken Recipe Ideas
- 10 slices of crispy bacon, crumbled
- 3 jalapenos diced, stem & seeds removed
- 5 green onions
- 4 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large mixing bowl add chicken, jalapenos, bacon, cheese, and green onions.
- Add mayo, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir until completely mixed.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve topped with extra bacon or green onions, if desired.
TIP: Some people like this recipe with a little more kick, so feel free to add a couple splashes of Frank's Hot Sauce (or another favorite brand) while mixing this all together!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 740mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 35g