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Low-Carb Chicken & Broccoli Casserole – Cheesy, Creamy and Keto-Dreamy!

Keto Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 35 MINUTES

cook time: 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES

total time: 2 HOURS

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 lbs)
  • 3 medium heads broccoli, cut into 1" to 1 1/2" florets (approx. 9 cups of raw, cut broccoli)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup block cream cheese, (8 oz package) softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (8 oz bag), divided (1 1/2 cups + 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, (8 oz bag) divided, (1 1/2 cups + 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon powder (can substitute with one crushed bouillon cube)
  • 1/2 cup hot water

Directions

1

Place chicken breasts in a large pot and pour in enough water to cover the breasts. Salt the water. Place over medium/high heat, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until no longer pink, about 40 minutes. Allow chicken to cool, then shred it into small pieces. Set aside.

2

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.

3

Add a few pinches of salt to the broccoli florets and steam until crisp-tender using your favorite method. I find the microwave steam bags to be super fast and easy. Once cooked, set aside.

4

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, blend sour cream, softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, egg, and spices (salt through pepper) until thoroughly combined. Dissolve bouillon in 1/2 cup of hot water and beat into the mixture. Now add 1 1/2 cups each cheddar and mozzarella, mix well. Lastly, add the shredded chicken, stir to combine.

5

Spread about 1/4 of the chicken mixture into an even layer on the bottom of your greased baking dish. Make a second layer using the broccoli, followed by the rest of the chicken mixture. Top with remaining cheese.

6

Bake for 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: approx. 1 1/4 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 558, Total Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbohydrates: 7g, Total Fat: 38g, Protein: 46g

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keto chicken broccoli cheese casserole - a fork with a big bite

One of the many joys of keto… CHEESE! And, this chicken broccoli casserole is full of it.

Oh, this casserole! It’s on my MVP list of keto dinners that the entire family loves, particularly on cold winter evenings. For anyone who adores the marriage of chicken and cheese, it’s a match made in heaven, with tiny broccoli florets to help balance the rich, creaminess of the dish.

keto chicken broccoli cheese casserole – in the baking dish, ready to cook

I love casseroles because they’re easy to make ahead of time.

Dinner time is a bit chaotic in my house, so make-ahead meals are a real time-saver. This chicken and cheese keto casserole is super easy to prepare and can be refrigerated until you’re ready to pop it in the oven. The leftovers reheat wonderfully, so I can serve it two nights in a row. And wouldn’t you know it — nobody ever complains!

Low Carb Cheesy Chicken Casserole - a large serving of chicken casserole being scooped from a pan


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Keto Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 35 MINUTES

cook time: 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES

total time: 2 HOURS

For anyone who adores the marriage of chicken and cheese, it’s a match made in heaven, with tiny broccoli florets to help balance the rich, creaminess of the dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 lbs)
  • 3 medium heads broccoli, cut into 1" to 1 1/2" florets (approx. 9 cups of raw, cut broccoli)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup block cream cheese, (8 oz package) softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (8 oz bag), divided (1 1/2 cups + 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, (8 oz bag) divided, (1 1/2 cups + 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon powder (can substitute with one crushed bouillon cube)
  • 1/2 cup hot water

Directions

1

Place chicken breasts in a large pot and pour in enough water to cover the breasts. Salt the water. Place over medium/high heat, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until no longer pink, about 40 minutes. Allow chicken to cool, then shred it into small pieces. Set aside.

2

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.

3

Add a few pinches of salt to the broccoli florets and steam until crisp-tender using your favorite method. I find the microwave steam bags to be super fast and easy. Once cooked, set aside.

4

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, blend sour cream, softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, egg, and spices (salt through pepper) until thoroughly combined. Dissolve bouillon in 1/2 cup of hot water and beat into the mixture. Now add 1 1/2 cups each cheddar and mozzarella, mix well. Lastly, add the shredded chicken, stir to combine.

5

Spread about 1/4 of the chicken mixture into an even layer on the bottom of your greased baking dish. Make a second layer using the broccoli, followed by the rest of the chicken mixture. Top with remaining cheese.

6

Bake for 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: approx. 1 1/4 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 558, Total Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbohydrates: 7g, Total Fat: 38g, Protein: 46g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

keto chicken broccoli cheese casserole – person taking a bite

Hip Tips:

1) You can prepare this dish ahead of time! Just cover it in a sheet of plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking.

2) For steaming veggies, I absolutely LOVE these easy to use, no-cleanup microwave steam bags.

3) If you’re away from home for most of the day, use this easy slow cooker method for cooking the chicken: Arrange chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour water (or broth) over the chicken. Add a touch of salt. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 


Marley (marley@hip2keto.com) is a keto foodie that loves crafting and cooking unique recipes for Hip2Keto.com.

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Comments 19

  1. Michelle. (Super Sidekick)

    I made this this week and it was AMAZING! I used a rotisserie chicken that I had on hand. We loved it as leftovers the next day and the whole family loved it!

    • Marley (Sister Sidekick)

      Yipee!! So happy to hear that it was a hit!

  2. Kelly

    What do you make for Keto side or do you not have one

    • Marley (Sister Sidekick)

      Hi Kelly! Often I’ll serve it as a stand-alone one dish meal but my go-to side is a leafy green salad with an olive oil vinaigrette. Yum!

  3. Olgraygirl

    Yum-love the rotisserie chicken idea. We are a smaller household so I would divide into 2 casseroles: eat one, freeze one. Thanks for great recipe!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Great idea! You are SO welcome! Hope you love it as much as we have!

  4. Juanita Crake

    Sodium content?

    • Marley (Sister Sidekick)

      Hey there, Juanita! The sodium content per serving is 298 mg.

  5. Dave

    Wow Great tasting casserole

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! SO glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Patsy Brookover

    Prepared this recipe yesterday and it was delicious. Just served it with a tossed salad. Thanks!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are very welcome! Super happy you enjoyed it!

  7. Carolyn

    Has anyone successfully cooked this after freezing?

  8. Jaycee

    AWESOME recipe! Whole family LOVED it! Will definitely be making again!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Woohoo! Happy to hear what a hit it was, Jaycee! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  9. Jo Ellen Washburn

    My husband and I just went low-carb, and I made this last night. It was so good! Thanks for helping us on our low-carb journey!

    • Marley (Sister Sidekick)

      Hi Jo Ellen! Thank you so much for letting me know. 🤗 This is one of my personal faves! I also REALLY like the spaghetti squash “lasagna” if you decide to try another hearty casserole. https://hip2keto.com/recipes/italian-sausage-spaghetti-squash-casserole/

      Best of luck with your new low-carb lifestyle! 🎉 Following Hip2Keto is a great way to start!

  10. Crystal

    Can you freeze this before you cook it? Has anyone tried to?!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You could try that or refrigerate until you are ready to make dinner! Hope that helps!

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