Keto Broccoli Cheese Casserole on a white plate and in a red baking dish
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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a quick recipe that is perfect for meal prep and leftovers! This freezer-friendly dish is loaded with cream cheese to provide a large dose of cheesy, creamy goodness. You can even substitute with cauliflower. Are you a fan of chicken divan? You will love this dinner dish.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chicken and cream cheese recipes, easy keto dinner recipes, keto chicken broccoli casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 353kcal
Author Brandi Crawford

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breasts Cut into 1 inch cubes.
  • McCormick's Montreal Chicken Seasoning to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream I used a brand that has zero carbs.
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 15 oz frozen broccoli I used the packaged steamable kind to save time.
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, add the olive oil, onions and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken cubes to the skillet and season with the chicken seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes, stirring and flipping the chicken until it is no longer pink on each side.
  • Remove the chicken, onions, and garlic and set aside on a plate. 
  • Add the butter to the skillet on medium-high heat. Allow the butter to melt and then add the xanthan gum. Use a whisk and stir until combined. This will create a roux and the sauce should thicken.
  • Pour in the chicken broth. Whisk to combine. Then add the cream cheese and heavy whipping cream. Whisk. Lower the heat to medium and allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes until thick.
  • When thickened, add the cooked, steamed broccoli and stir. Then pour the mixture into the casserole dish with the chicken mixture.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese throughout the top.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes until the cheese begins to bubble.
  • Cool before serving.

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Notes

I do not use pre-shredded cheese in this recipe. Pre-shredded cheese is loaded with chemicals to keep it intact and sometimes carbs. I purchase block style cheese and grate it myself.
I have only tested this recipe using xanthan gum. If you require a substitute I recommend that you research other possible alternatives.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g