Chicken salad seems like one of those recipes that you don’t want to improve upon. It’s easy comfort food that comes together relatively quickly, is tasty, and filling.

But you actually can improve chicken salad, and it’s not much more effort, but has much more flavor. Jalapeno popper flavor to be specific. With a bit of sweet heat, thanks to Sweet Habanero seasoning blend.

This blend is sweet, hot — but not too hot — and complex. It’s herby and smoky, with a well-rounded finish that doesn’t leave your mouth on fire. Perfect to contrast a creamy, cheesy chicken salad. Fresh minced jalapeños add a vegetal heat, and bacon bits give it additional smoky savory goodness. It’s perfect on crackers, toasted bread, or scooped into a lettuce leaf if you’re trying to be extra healthy.

This is the perfect use of leftover chicken, or if you’re making some for dinner, just cook extra for lunch the next day.

Sweet Habanero Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Ava Jane's Kitchen Pumpkin Pie Spice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 105kcal


  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • 1-2 jalapeños minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 2 tbsp sliced green onions
  • 2 tsp Sweet Habanero spice blend
  • Colima Sea Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Put the cream cheese and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Chill until ready to serve.


Use this again: Eat this on crackers, as a sandwich, or overspinach or Romaine.
For one or two servings: Recipe can be easily doubled orhalved.
Store leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container inthe fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg