KETO CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

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This recipe is similar to the Creamy Broccoli Cheesy Bake and basically only has cooked chicken added. These are two recipes that my children absolutely love.

There was a time in my life, a few years ago, where I didn’t plan my meals that well and ended up buying a rotisserie chicken from Woolworths in the evening on my way home. It was already too late and there wasn’t any time to cook. The rotisserie chicken and ready-made coleslaw, that was dinner most weeknights.

Now, I look at this recipe and think to myself how easy it is to just cook delicious meals with a little bit of planning. This is how I do it differently now.

I would cook a whole chicken, sometimes two, at a time. From these chickens, I can make this Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole, Chicken Stir-Fry and the Loaded Egg Muffins. The Chicken Stir-Fry is so quick and easy if you do a little food prep before the time and have your veggies pre-cut, ready in the fridge. And, Loaded Egg Muffins are such good lunchbox fillers.

You can honestly take such a weight off your shoulders if you spend 10-15 minutes at the beginning of the week on planning your meals for the week. Take a look at this post on some Meal Planning Tips.

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KETO CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Banting, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Broccoli, Casserole, easy keto dinner
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 542kcal
Author: Chan

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Butter divided
  • 340 g Broccoli coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/2 cup Grated parmesan cheese
  • Pink Himalayan Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups Cooked chopped chicken (approx 560g)

Instructions

  • Set a 10-inch ovenproof skillet or (a suitable pan that can go into the oven) over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of the butter. Once melted, add the broccoli and sauté until bright green and just tender, about 4 minutes. Remove the broccoli to a bowl.
  • Melt the remaining butter in the pan and add the garlic, cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the cream and bring to a simmer, then cook until reduced by about half, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of the mozzarella and all of the Parmesan until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the broccoli and the chicken and top with the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Preheat the oven grill. Set the pan about 15 cm from the heat and grill until the cheese begins to brown, 2 to 5 minutes (depends on how intense your grill is!).

Notes

Original recipe adapted from Carolyn’s website All Day I Dream About Food.

Nutrition

Serving: 194grams | Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.7g | Protein: 31.2g | Fat: 44g
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Nutritional Label

Nutrition Facts
KETO CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
Amount Per Serving (194 grams)
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Carbohydrates 6.7g2%
Protein 31.2g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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