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Baked Jalapeno Popper Chicken Spaghetti

So, if you follow AWATEATS on Instagram ( if you don’t.. What is the matter with you?? JK go click on the Instagram link on the bottom of this page and give me a follow) you know that I have tried to “jalapeno popper” just about everything, and yes to my lovey editor I know that jalapeno poppering is not a verb, however it should be. I have made fried chicken, dragon eggs, pork tenderloin all jalapeno popper style and even a dish which I have posted here on the blog Jalapeno Popper Casserole So, it only makes sense that we now do a little Mexican/ Italian fusion and try a spaghetti!!

Baked Jalapeno Popper Chicken Spaghetti

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: Twisted Food


  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 8 rashers bacon, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 jalapenos, deseeded and diced
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 350g dried spaghetti
  • some reserved pasta water (about 1 cup)


  1. Toss the three cheeses with the cornflour and set aside.
  2. Cook the spaghetti following the directions on the package.  reserve 1 cup of the water then drain and set aside.
  3. Fry the bacon in a non-stick saute pan until quite crisp. Add butter, jalapenos and garlic and fry until fragrant.
  4. Add cream, cream cheese, salt, pepper and chicken. Stir to combine and simmer briefly.
  5. Turn the heat off and stir through half the cheese mix. Add the cooked pasta and the cup of pasta water. Mix well.
  6. Remove from heat and transfer to baking dish. Top with remaining cheese mix. Bake for 15 minutes at 180°C, then grill on high until the top is a pleasing, crisp brown.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!!
I think you will find that this dish has all of the flavours of a jalapeno popper, but is very low on the heat scale. I am going to play around with this dish a little more. And for you spice lovers out there, I’m going to come back and add some “how to spice it up” tips for you . Please give this recipe a try and then leave me a comment to let me know how it turned out.  Enjoy!!

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