Creamy CauliBroc Chicken Casserole

This recipe is great if you’re in the mood for some comfort food.  I love a good casserole, but with potatoes being nixed on a low carb diet, it’s hard to think about decent replacements.  I know there are recipes out there with decent alternatives (eggplant, parsnip, sweet potato, etc), but my youngest is still in his picky eater phase so my replacements in this recipe are cauliflower and broccoli.  And besides I like saying caulibroc.  My creamy caulibroc chicken casserole certainly hit the spot the other night when I was craving a big bowl of cheesy comfort!  And it’s always nice when Aidan cleans the plate with little fuss… well, less fuss then usual.

I’m going to just jump right to the recipe today.  I hope you guys enjoy it!  Please let me know what you think, I welcome the feedback!

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Creamy CauliBroc Chicken Casserole

Ingredients:

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  •  – 1 – 2 lbs chicken thighs
  •  – 1 lb frozen cauliflower
  •  – 1 lb frozen broccoli
  •  – 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  •  – 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  •  – 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  •  – 1 – 2 tbsp garlic salt (or to taste)
  •  – salt and pepper (to taste)
  •  – 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil

Video Demonstration (written recipe with pictures below):

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Instructions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400°.

2.  Heat 1 – 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium low heat.  Add chicken and season with desired amount of salt, pepper, and garlic salt.  Cook for 7 – 10 minutes.

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3.  Flip chicken, season again and cook for another 7 – 10 minutes. Chicken is done at an internal temperature of 165° F.

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4.  Remove chicken from pan and set aside to cool slightly.  Leave chicken drippings in pan.  Adjust temperature of burner to low and add 3/4 cup of heavy cream and the can of cream of mushroom soup.

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5.  Stir well. Simmer on low, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.

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6.  While that is simmering, dice chicken.

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7.  In a large bowl, add frozen cauliflower and broccoli, creamy mushroom sauce, and diced chicken. Mix until well blended.

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8.  Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese and mix well.

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9.  Pour bowl into a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.

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10.  Add a bit more cheese to the top of the casserole and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

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11.  Enjoy!

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This recipe makes 6 servings, each about a cup and a half of casserole.  I just divided the pan evenly into 6 sections.  Using a calculation of 6 servings, this came to about 413 calories, 8 grams net carbs, 30 grams of protein, and 27 grams of fat per serving.

I used the MyFitnessPal recipe creator to calculate nutritional information.  Nutritional values may change based off the ingredient brands you use, and of course, the size/number of servings you make.

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I hope everyone enjoys!  Let me know what you think in the comments!

Please don’t mind the mess.

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Creamy CauliBroc Chicken Casserole recipe, minus the story:

Creamy CauliBroc Chicken Casserole

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 9 x 13 casserole, 6 servings

Serving Size: About a 1 1/2 cups each.

Calories per serving: 413 cal

Fat per serving: 27 g

Saturated fat per serving: 14 g

Carbs per serving: 14 g

Protein per serving: 30 g

Fiber per serving: 6 g

Sugar per serving: 3 g

Sodium per serving: 1568 mg

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1 lb frozen cauliflower
  • 1 lb frozen broccoli
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 - 2 tbsp garlic salt (or to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 - 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Heat 1 - 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet.
  3. Add chicken thighs.
  4. Season thighs with garlic salt, salt, and pepper as desired.
  5. Cook for 7 - 10 minutes.
  6. Flip chicken, season again and cook for another 7 - 10 minutes. Chicken is done at an internal temperature of 165° F.
  7. Remove chicken from pan and set aside to cool slightly.
  8. Adjust temperature of burner to low and add 3/4 cup of heavy cream and the can of cream of mushroom soup.
  9. Stir well. Simmer on low, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  10. Dice chicken.
  11. In a large bowl, add frozen cauliflower and broccoli, creamy mushroom sauce, and diced chicken. Mix until well blended.
  12. Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese and mix well.
  13. Pour bowl into a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
  14. Add a bit more cheese to the top of the casserole and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  15. Enjoy!

Notes

14 grams carbs - 6 grams of fiber = 8 grams net carbs per serving

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Video Credits

Music – Amerigo Mancini by Marsel Minga is licensed under a Public Domain License.

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