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Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip is an easy and addictive keto party appetizer with a kick of spice.

I love jalapeno poppers – they’re one of my favorite appetizers whether dining out or at a party. However, they can be time-consuming to make and when I’m hosting or attending a party with a lot of people, sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy to make enough jalapeno poppers. 

That’s why I love this Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip. It’s full of all the jalapeno popper flavor that I love but comes together in just a few minutes. The ingredients are simple and in the time it’d take to make just a few jalapeno poppers, you have a delicious keto party dip to feed a crowd.

Like most keto party dips, this Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip has a cream cheese-based, with a variety of other cheeses mixed in.  The shredded chicken makes this a heartier, protein-packed dip and I’ve found this rivals the traditional buffalo chicken dip in terms of a crowd favorite at parties.

This keto chicken dip is best enjoyed warm so I like to prepare it in the baking dish ahead of time, leave in the fridge, and then pop in the oven just before the party starts. This recipe calls for a variety of cheese – parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella – but if you don’t have one on hand, feel free to substitute it. I personally like the flavor combo of those three cheeses but pepper jack or a shredded mix would work.

This keto party dip recipe uses shredded chicken – you can cook a chicken breast and shred it yourself, buy cans of shredded chicken or shred a rotisserie chicken. I’ve used all three, depending on what I have on hand. I love using leftover rotisserie chicken in this recipe. 

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip makes a great keto game day appetizer. My husband’s friends LOVE to devour this while watching football!

Serve this keto party appetizer with cheese crisps or other keto chips, or veggies. I like to offer both keto cheese crisps and veggies – usually celery and carrots. 

How To Make Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (skip this step is prepping to bake later)

Step 2. Melt butter over medium heat.

Step 3. Add in garlic and jalapeno. Saute.

Step 4. Pour in heavy whipping cream.

Step 5. Stir in shredded cheeses – parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella

Step 6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7. Add in shredded chicken.

Step 8. Mix in cream cheese and combine well.

Step 9. Place mixture in baking dish.

Step 10. Top with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, as well as bacon bits.

Step 11. Bake 20-25 minutes – until cheese is bubbly and brown.

Step 12. Serve warm with keto-friendly veggies or cheese crisps.


What variations can I make to this Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip?

As mentioned above, you can switch out or substitute any of the cheeses. You could also mix in some bacon bits instead of just layering them on top. If you’d prefer a lighter, creamy dip you can leave out the chicken. 

Can I store this keto chicken dip?

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip is best served warm. If you happen to have leftovers (I never do!), you can refrigerate and heat it up the next day.

How should I serve Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip?

This keto party appetizer is best served warm. I like to serve with keto cheese crisps, celery and carrots.

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Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip is an easy and addictive keto party appetizer with a kick of spice.


  • 6 Sliced cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1 tbsp Butter unsalted
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Jalapenos de-seeded and finely chopped
  • ¾ c. Heavy whipping cream
  • ½ c. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 c. Cheddar cheese
  • 1 c. Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 oz. Softened cream cheese
  • 10 oz. Shredded chicken
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat in a large skillet.
  3. Add in the garlic and the chopped jalapeno, and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in the heavy whipping cream.
  5. Whisk in the parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Mix in the shredded chicken.
  8. Fold in the softened cream cheese until combined well.
  9. Place the chicken mixture into a small baking dish.
  10. Top the mixture with a small amount of the cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and the crumbled bacon pieces.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbly and browned.
  12. Serve with your choice of keto-friendly vegetables or parmesan crisps

Don’t Miss These Other Best Keto Recipes:

  • Keto BreadThis Keto Bread, loaded with cheddar cheese, will become a staple in your keto diet. 

  • Keto Jalapeno Cloud BreadFor this Jalapeno Cloud Bread, we took a traditional keto cloud bread recipe and spiced it up with…you guessed, it jalapenos.

  • Keto Low Carb Mug Bread It will curb those cravings you have for traditional bread while keeping your carbs in check.

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