Hash Brown Chicken Jalapeno Casserole

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 6 reviews

Casserole Chicken

Cook time Cook time: 23 minutes

Last updated on May 17th, 2022 at 04:57 pm

Hash Brown Chicken Jalapeño Casserole is loaded with spicy jalapeños, sweet corn, tender chicken, lots of cheese and topped with a thick layer of hash browns.

We love making delicious Casseroles at our place. Like Cheesy Crack Chicken Casserole and Chicken Spaghetti Casserole, this is the ultimate comfort food to make at home.

Hash brown Chicken Jalapeño Casserole

Hashbrown Chicken Jalapeno Casserole is the epitome of comfort food. Spicy, creamy, loaded with cheese and topped with golden brown hash browns. I knew that the hash browns would make the perfect casserole topping, so I jumped into using them without hesitation. This Hash Brown Chicken Jalapeno Casserole became a family favorite! Layers and layers of delicious things like tender shredded chicken breast, sweet corn, spicy jalapenos, lots and lots of cheese, with a thick and cheesy hash brown layer.

Hash Brown Chicken Jalapeno Casserole Recipe Tips:

  • To make this dish even easier, you can use rotisserie chicken. Also, the casserole can be made with leftover turkey, it turns out delicious.
  • If you prefer the casserole super spicy, add more jalapenos and you can also add some hot sauce into the ricotta cheese mixture.
  • Cook the hash browns per package direction and 5 minutes before the casserole is done, turn on the broiler for a crispy finish.
  • This meal is loaded with cheese, don’t skip it, its what makes it so creamy and comforting.
  • Mozzarella cheese can also be substituted with provolone cheese or sharp cheddar. Also, spicy Pepper Jack cheese would be a great substitute.
  • The sweet corn is optional, you can skip it if you don’t like corn, but it adds a nice texture and sweet flavor.

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Can you use other meats to make this Casserole?

Absolutely! You can substitute chicken with turkey, pork, or beef. Also, if you are short on time, you can even use rotisserie chicken or cooked ham. The cooking time might vary as well.

How to freeze and thaw this Hash Brown Chicken Jalapeno Casserole?

Before freezing makes sure the dish is completely cooled. Then, cover pan tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze for up to 6 months. When ready to cook, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 min.

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Hashbrown Chicken Jalapeño Casserole

Hashbrown Chicken Jalapeño Casserole is loaded with spicy jalapeños, sweet corn, tender chicken, lots of cheese and topped with a thick layer of hash browns.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 54 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 2 cooked chicken breasts (shredded)
  • 2 Jalapeños (cut into rondelle)
  • 1⅓ cups sweet corn
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 packages (4.2 oz each) hash browns (I used the Hungry Jack brand)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Choose a cooking method for the chicken, it can either be grilled, boiled for 10 minutes, or cooked in the slow cooker. Leftover pulled chicken or rotisserie chicken can also be used. 
    Mine was slow cooked and shredded.
  • Shred the chicken and add it to the bottom of a 9x13 inches baking dish. Top with 1 cup of sweet corn and the 2 jalapeños cut into rondelles. If you want to reduce the spiciness of this dish, remove the seeds from the peppers.
  • In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat combine ricotta cheese, heavy cream and 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth and combined, about 4-5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  • Top with ⅓ cup of sweet corn and 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Cook hash browns per package directions and add them as the final top layer.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 mins at 400F and broil for 2-4 minutes. Remove from oven, let the casserole stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, top with extra jalapeños (optional) and serve.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 399mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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It seems like a lot to fit in a 9x9 dish, s that a misprint? Should it be a 9x13?


Yes, sorry Meg, please use a 9x13 dish.



Good but very boring. Could have used onions, garlic, something.


Definitely adjust to your own preference!



If I wasn’t going to use chicken and make it vegetarian would the corn go on the bottom? Also do you think it would matter if I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta?


cottage cheese is much runnier, I would stick with ricott. Yes, corn can go on the bottom, you can also add other veggies, like mushrooms.


Christopher Brown

This is one of the greatest recipes ever, thank you! Made it for the first time around a month ago and have made it several times per week since; my wife is 38 weeks pregnant and it’s all she wants to eat! We use all of ingredients as the recipe calls for, just a couple of notes: for the chicken, we buy a rotisserie chicken and pull off all of the breast meat and some of the dark meat. For the hash browns, we buy two packages of the refrigerated “simply potato” brand, cook them until just slightly brown in a skillet, and then layer on top. Sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese as the icing on the cake and bake @ 425 for 25 min. 5 minute broil at the end and you have pure heaven!


Hi Chris, first congrats on the pregnancy! I am so happy that you both enjoy this recipe :) thank you for the feedback!


Bonnie Hurst

I can’t wait to try this. If I wanted to add diced onions, garlic and bell peppers how would you suggest I add them? Sauté before hand or throw them in with everything else? Thanks and I’m so looking forward to this.


Hi Bonnie, I would sautés them before adding.



I’m confused. I’m making this now and my wife brought home two 4.2 oz boxed hungry jack hashbrowns. I also have regular hashbrowns in the freezer. Which should I use and how? Thanks if you could respond quickly I would appreciate it.


use the hungry jack hashbrowns



Thanks for the recipe inspiration. Made this for my family with a few adjustments and its ALMOST perfect but I'll play with it again to tweak it further. I smoked the jalapenos and the chicken on the grill first to give it a little more depth of flavor. I'm not a fan of the texture of ricotta, so i used cream cheese instead added in a little white pepper and garlic powder for flavor and it worked and melted beautifully. Next time I'd add some sauteed onion or some other veggies for some depth and texture because it is alot of cheese, but overall very solid.


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