How To Make Chicken Casserole

 


I love making casseroles – you can throw together keto ingredients you have on hand, then walk away, ending with a delicious dish for dinner! Casseroles make enough for leftovers so they are one of my go-to meals to make when I meal prep for the week.



This casserole highlights chicken, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, and a luscious cream sauce. The cream sauce in this recipe ties together perfectly with the cherry tomatoes, pesto, and lemon. They bring a wonderful fresh flavor to cut through the richness of all the fat and savory ingredients. I used heavy whipping cream as the main ingredient for the cream sauce, but you could use sour cream if you prefer a touch more acidity. You can also pre-cook the cauliflower some and wring it out gently to get rid of some of the extra moisture in the casserole if preferred.

Yields 6 servings of Keto Chicken Casserole

Ingredients:


3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

4 ounce cream cheese

3 tablespoon pesto

1/2 medium lemon, juice of

Salt and pepper, to taste

3 tablespoon butter

32 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into pieces

1/2 medium yellow onion

4 ounce cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves

16 ounce cauliflower

7 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded


Instructions:


1 Gather and prep all ingredients. Preheat oven to 400F.

 


2 In a bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice. Stir until well combined, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

 


3 In a frying pan over medium to high heat, melt the butter. Add the cut up chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they are golden brown in color.

 


4 Put the cooked chicken in the bottom of a baking pan. Pour in the cream mixture on top of the chicken.

 


5 Top this off with the yellow onion, cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower.

 


6 Top all of this off with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cauliflower is fully cooked and cheese has melted.

 


7 Serve and enjoy!

 


Notes

This makes a total of 6 servings of Keto Chicken Casserole. Each serving comes out to be 619 calories, 50.5g fat, 5.9g net carbs, and 37.3g protein.

NUTRITION

CALORIES

FAT

CARBS

FIBER

NET CARBS

PROTEIN

NUTRITION

0.75 cup heavy whipping cream

607

64.4

4.9

0

4.9

5.1

0.75 cup heavy whipping cream

4.00 ounce cream cheese

388

38.6

4.7

0

4.7

7

4.00 ounce cream cheese

3.00 tablespoon pesto

162

15.8

3

0.9

2.1

1.8

3.00 tablespoon pesto

0.50 medium lemon

12

0.1

3.9

1.2

2.7

0.5

0.50 medium lemon

0.00 none salt and pepper

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00 none salt and pepper

3.00 tablespoon butter

305

34.5

0

0

0

0.4

3.00 tablespoon butter

32.00 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1297

81

0

0

0

153.9

32.00 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs

0.50 medium yellow onion

21

0.1

4.8

0.7

4.1

0.6

0.50 medium yellow onion

4.00 ounce cherry tomatoes

20

0.2

4.4

1.4

3.1

1

4.00 ounce cherry tomatoes

16.00 ounce cauliflower

104

2.3

18.6

10.4

8.2

8.2

16.00 ounce cauliflower

7.00 ounce cheddar cheese

802

66.1

6.1

0

6.1

45.4

7.00 ounce cheddar cheese

Totals

3718

303.1

50.4

14.5

35.9

223.7

Totals

Per Serving (/6)

619.7

50.5

8.4

2.4

6.0

37.3

Per Serving (/6)



Ingredients:

 

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

4 ounce cream cheese

3 tablespoon pesto

1/2 medium lemon, juice of

Salt and pepper, to taste

3 tablespoon butter

32 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into pieces

1/2 medium yellow onion

4 ounce cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves

16 ounce cauliflower

7 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded

 

Instructions:

 

1 Gather and prep all ingredients. Preheat oven to 400F.

 

2 In a bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice. Stir until well combined, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

 

3 In a frying pan over medium to high heat, melt the butter. Add the cut up chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they are golden brown in color.

 

4 Put the cooked chicken in the bottom of a baking pan. Pour in the cream mixture on top of the chicken.

 

5 Top this off with the yellow onion, cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower.

 

6 Top all of this off with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cauliflower is fully cooked and cheese has melted.

 

7 Serve and enjoy!

Notes

This makes a total of 6 servings of Keto Chicken Casserole. Each serving comes out to be 619 calories, 50.5g fat, 5.9g net carbs, and 37.3g protein.


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