Best Ever Keto Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken Recipe

Best Ever Keto Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken Recipe

Best Ever Keto Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken Recipe

This Cheesy Jalapeño Keto Chicken is the perfect easy dinner with just 5 net carbs! This recipe is perfect for busy nights and easy keto meal prep!

 One pan dinners are the best. I love them even more than slow cooker dinners! When I started Keto I was a little bummed because my “go to” easy one pan dinners were off limits. So, I decided to work on some easy, delicious one pan low carb, keto-friendly dinners for busy weeknights! 

This One Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken is ready in under 30 minutes and loaded with flavor. It reheats perfectly so it is great for weekly keto meal prep or a freezer friendly dinner.

This would be perfect served over some cauliflower rice to keep things keto. However, if you aren’t worried about carbs I would totally serve this with some warm tortilla chips or Mexican rice!

Ingredients in This Keto Chicken Dinner

The ingredients for this keto jalapeño popper chicken are pretty basic, they are probably things you have on hand pretty often making it great for nights when you have no dinner inspiration. Chicken breast, spices, a bit of onion and jalapeño and a few other pantry staples to make a creamy sauce.

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The exact ingredients are:

Chicken Breast

Spices (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper)


Onion (small amounts are ok on keto, Jalapeños , and Garlic

Heavy cream

Chicken broth

Cream cheese and Cheddar cheese

overhead view of four keto jalapeno popper chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet 

How to Make Cheesy Jalapeño Keto Chicken 

Begin by combining the spices. Sprinkle each side of the chicken breast and set aside.

Next, heat a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, spray with nonstick spray or add up to 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Sear the chicken in the skillet 2-3 minutes on each side until nicely browned, remove from skillet and set aside.

The next step is to make the cheesy jalapeño sauce.

The last step is to add the chicken to the skillet and cover with the remaining cheese. Place a lid on the skillet and let simmer over low for 6-8 minutes.

Serve immediately. 

Can I Make This Keto Chicken Recipe in Advance? 

Yes! This keto jalapeño chicken recipe can be prepped in advance and enjoyed throughout the week. I recommend reheating leftovers in a skillet over low heat (microwaving chicken often dries it out, but you can totally do that too!).

Best Ever Keto Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken Recipe

Tips for Making This Keto-Friendly Dinner

If you are making this keto chicken recipe for kiddos or those without a spice tolerance, you can sub a can of mild green chilies for the jalapeños, either way it is delicious!

For an even spicier keto dinner, leave the seeds in the jalapeño pepper. 

I used shredded cheddar cheese, but I bet Pepper Jack or something similar would also work.

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