Jalapeno Chicken Casserole 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.

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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.


  • 3 lbboneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 Tbspbutter
  • 1yellow onion, chopped (see my tip for tearless onion chopping)
  • 1 can(s)diced jalapenos (4 oz)
  • 1 tspcumin
  • 1 tsponion powder
  • 2 clovegarlic
  • 2 can(s)cream of chicken (10.5 oz)
  • 2 can(s)cut spinach (14 oz each)
  • 1 pkgcream cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 bag(s)Fritos corn chips, tortilla chips
  • 3 ccheddar jack, colby jack, or monterey jack cheese

How to Make Jalapeno Chicken Casserole

  1. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Boil chicken for about 30 minutes. Once done, chop or shred. You can also use leftover roasted chicken.
  2. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Drain spinach of water. If you don’t want your casserole to be really spicy, drain the jalapenos as well.
  3. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole In a large pan, melt butter. Sauté onions and jalapeños until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Add your seasonings and cream soup. Stir well.
  5. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Add chicken and spinach; mix well.
  6. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Add in cream cheese; mix well.
  7. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Put a thin layer of the mixture in the bottom of a 13×9 casserole dish.
  8. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Next, layer it with crushed chips of your choice.
  9. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Then top with cheese. Repeat this until the dish is filled, ending with chips and topped with cheese.
  10. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until casserole is heated thoroughly. Enjoy!


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