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Keto 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

The Preparation

  • 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

The Execution

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!

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
0.75 cup heavy whipping cream 607 64.4 4.9 0 4.9 5.1
4.00 ounce cream cheese 388 38.6 4.7 0 4.7 7
3.00 tablespoon pesto 162 15.8 3 0.9 2.1 1.8
0.50 medium lemon 12 0.1 3.9 1.2 2.7 0.5
0.00 none salt and pepper 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.00 tablespoon butter 305 34.5 0 0 0 0.4
32.00 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1297 81 0 0 0 153.9
0.50 medium yellow onion 21 0.1 4.8 0.7 4.1 0.6
4.00 ounce cherry tomatoes 20 0.2 4.4 1.4 3.1 1
16.00 ounce cauliflower 104 2.3 18.6 10.4 8.2 8.2
7.00 ounce cheddar cheese 802 66.1 6.1 0 6.1 45.4
Totals 3718 303.1 50.4 14.5 35.9 223.7
Per Serving (/6) 619.7 50.5 8.4 2.4 6.0 37.3

Keto Chicken Casserole

Keto Chicken Casserole

The Preparation

  • 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

The Execution

  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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