Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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Chicken and broccoli are coated in a creamy sauce and mixed with cheddar and parmesan cheese for a boost of savory, salty flavor. Baked until golden and bubbly, this low-carb dish is all about rich flavors without any guilt! 

Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole! Best Casserole for Dinner.

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    What can I expect? 

    This cheesy low carb chicken and broccoli casserole has all the rich taste and chunky texture of traditional recipes. However, you won’t find any starchy carbs in this dish! Instead, we use simple, nutritious ingredients and savory spices to create a flavorful filling. Then, we thicken it up with almond flour to hold all the ingredients together and add a boost of healthy fats. 

    The result is a comfort food casserole that tastes even better than the original and leaves you feeling full and energized! With minimal prep time and a quick cooking time, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes or less. Even better, with protein, veggies, and healthy fats, this casserole can be served as a complete meal, eliminating the need to make additional side dishes! 

    Is Low Carb Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Healthy?  

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      Let’s take a look at the main ingredients: 

      • Chicken
      • Broccoli
      • Almond flour
      • Cheddar cheese
      • Parmesan cheese

      Chicken breasts, broccoli, and almond flour are all natural, nutritious food sources. Use them to create a wide variety of nutritious, delicious recipes. 

      But what about cheddar cheese and parmesan? Is dairy healthy?

      Here’s what we know. Dairy is full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and natural fat energy. But if everyone consumed dairy all of the time, dairy farming would become abusive and unsustainable…

      Let’s be mindful of our dairy intake. Buy dairy that comes from pasture raised cows and try to eat less. 

      Sugar is what makes food unhealthy.

      Traditional chicken and broccoli casserole recipes are made with white rice (starchy carbs), which digests very similarly to sugar. 

      Add 1 cup of white rice to this recipe, for a total of 45g of sugar, and you’re looking at heartburn with an energy crash. (And you’ll be scouring the pantry for your next sugar snack within the hour.)

      Omit the rice, and this recipe becomes nourishment. The ingredients provide vitamins, minerals, protein, and quality, whole-food energy. 

      Enjoy this low carb chicken and broccoli casserole knowing it supports your well-being. Learn more about eating less sugar here.

      Low Carb Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Tips

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      1. Store leftovers

      Once cooled, leftovers can be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to eat, warm individual portions in the microwave. Or, place the entire dish back in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through. 

      2. Add sides

      This recipe can easily be served on its own as a complete meal. However, if you’re feeding a crowd or want to make it last, try pairing it with sides like lemon parmesan salad or low carb dinner rolls

      3. Have leftover chicken? 

      Freeze it for later, or use it to make creamy garlic chicken, chicken marsala, or marry me chicken, and you’ll have meal prep done for the week! 

      4. Include more veggies

      If you want to add even more nutrients to this dish, feel free to include extra veggies like spinach, mushrooms, onions, or cauliflower rice! 

      5. Grate the cheese

      For the best results, use blocks of cheddar and Parmesan, and grate them yourself. They will have a bolder flavor and melt more easily, creating the gooey consistency we want. Also, know that pasture-raised cheeses always taste better (happy cows make for tasty cheese). 

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        Low Carb Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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        Low Carb Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
        Prep Time:10 minutes
        Cook Time:30 minutes

        Ingredients

        • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded or diced
        • 4 cups broccoli florets
        • 1 Tbsp olive oil
        • 2 cloves garlic minced
        • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk coconut milk, heavy cream
        • 1/2 cup chicken broth
        • 2 cloves garlic minced
        • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
        • 1 tsp onion powder
        • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
        • 1/4 cup almond flour optional, for extra thickness
        • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided ½ cup and 1.5 cups
        • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided ¼ cup x2
        • Cooking spray

        Instructions

        • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
        • Cook broccoli in the microwave for 3 minutes.
        • Spread the chicken and broccoli evenly in a greased casserole dish.
        • In a saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil and minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant.
        • Add almond milk (or heavy cream), chicken broth, Dijon mustard, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper to the saucepan. Stir to combine.
        • Mix in almond flour until well combined.
        • Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until it starts to thicken.
        • Remove the sauce from heat and stir in a half cup of the cheddar cheese and half of the Parmesan cheese until melted.
        • Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken and broccoli in the casserole dish.
        • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar and Parmesan cheese on top.
        • Bake in the preheated oven for about 18-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the casserole is heated through.
        • Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving.

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        Author: Neutral Eating
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