jalapeno chicken casserole

Jalapeno Chicken Casserole is super creamy, cheesy and spicy comfort food. Hot chicken and yummy pasta combined into one delicious dish.


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons of Sinai Gourmet Jalapeno Original, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken (if using raw chicken see *Note).
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked


  • Cook bacon until crispy, crumble and set aside.
  • Add onion to bacon grease and cook until translucent.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Add butter to pan. When melted, sprinkle flour into pan. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk until smooth and creamy.
  • Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in half of Monterey Jack cheese and half of cheddar cheese until smooth.
  • *NOTE: If using raw chicken, we recommend cutting the chicken into small pieces and seasoning with a tablespoon of Sinai Gourmet Jalapeno Original. Cook in separate pan with olive oil or butter until done (interior temp of 165°f (73.9°c)).
  • Stir in 4 tablespoons of Sinai Gourmet Jalapeno Original, chicken, pasta, and half of bacon.
  • Pour into a greased casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350°f (177°c) for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining bacon, cheese and dollop the remaining 2 tablespoons of Sinai Gourmet Jalapeno Original over top.
  • Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite salad and crusty bread.

Bon appétit!