Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad

This tasty Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad is a perfect dinner to throw together on busy nights. The chicken salad is a little twist on the classic chicken salad. This dish is loaded with diced chicken, bacon, jalapeño, and mixed with a creamy base.

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This Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad Is…

  • Simple to Create
  • Full of Different Flavors that Blend Together Effortlessly
  • An Amazing Way to Use Rotisserie Chicken
  • Super Easy to Store

Ingredients Needed to Make Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad

  • Bacon – Will be Crispy and Crumbled
  • Chicken – I love using Rotisserie Chicken for this Recipe
  • Jalapeños – Diced, Stemmed, and Seeds Removed
  • Cream Cheese – Should be Softened
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded Cheese – I reached for Cheddar
  • Green Onions
  • Salt & Pepper – For Flavor

How To Make

Add your chicken to a bowl. Then, add in bacon, jalapeño, cheese, and green onions. Finally, mix in the cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.

Mix it together and refrigerate until ready to eat! Serve with bread, on croissants, crackers, or enjoy it plain for a keto friendly option. Top with green onions. Your family will love this dinner!

How To Tame Down the Jalapeños

If you’re looking to tame down the jalapeños, start by removing the seeds and white membrane. Then, rinse the peppers under cold water to remove excess oil.

When doing so, make sure you wear gloves! The excess oil can affect your skin.

How 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. 

What 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 family dinner so simple and quick.

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Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad is the perfect choice for quick dinners and lunches! The fresh ingredients combine to make a delicious and simple chicken salad recipe!


  • 10 Slices of Crispy Bacon Crumbled
  • 3 Jalapenos Diced, Stem & Seeds Removed
  • 5 Green Onions
  • 4 cups of Cooked, Shredded Chicken
  • 1 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pepper to Taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl add chicken, jalapenos, bacon, cheese, and green onions.
  2. Add mayo, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir until completely mixed.
  4. 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

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