The whole family will love this cheesy Keto Shredded Chicken and Broccoli Casserole! Made with simple ingredients, under 40 minutes, and 2 different ways to make it.
Colder temps always scream comfort food and casseroles to me. Especially healthier casseroles like my low-carb Chile Relleno Casserole, Baked Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti, or Keto Chicken Divan Casserole! What is fantastic about all of these casseroles, is that you’ll never believe they are healthy.
As a nutritionist, I love taking comfort food dishes and creating a lighter variation. All the yummy flavor (hello healthy fats and cheesy goodness), but with some vegetables too. Casseroles also make the best family dinners on a busy weeknight. You can make them in advance and just toss in the oven. Or do some meal prep on the weekend to have everything ready to go with minimal prep!
In this recipe, you will absolutely love the garlic white cheddar sauce. It pairs perfectly with fiber rich broccoli! I am also giving you some options to bulk up the dinner with cauliflower rice (or regular rice if you prefer a more kid-friendly option).
Reasons you will love this Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole Dinner!
- It’s simple to throw together with a shortcut (rotisserie chicken or meal prepped chicken)
- Creamy and decadent, leaving you satisfied
- Loaded with gut-friendly and fiber rich broccoli
- Versatile! You can enjoy this as is, or with rice, cauliflower rice, or even pasta.
- Make it ahead and enjoy for dinner throughout the week!
- It’s Keto friendly and low-carb
Making this Keto-friendly Broccoli Chicken Casserole
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- Pre-cooked chicken
- Minced garlic
- Cream cheese
- Half and half
- Dijon mustard
- White cheddar
- Black pepper and sea salt
- Rice or cauliflower rice (optional)
We start by bringing the broccoli florets to a boil. We want to get them al dente, a bit softened, but not too much! This will only take about 3 minutes. Place inside a 9×13 casserole dish and toss together with shredded chicken, and cauliflower rice (or rice) if using.
Meanwhile, make your cheesy sauce in a small saucepan. Melt the butter, then add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add the cream cheese, half and half, dijon mustard, and salt. Whisk the sauce until smooth and heated through. Pour on top of the broccoli and chicken.
Transfer the casserole to the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned. Serve hot!
Serving/Storing and Making Ahead
Serve this recipe as is, or add in the additional cauliflower rice or rice.
This recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week and re-heated in the oven at 350 covered in foil, or individual servings in the microwave.
You can also freeze this casserole! Bring to room temperature, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes and covered in foil.
Other Casserole recipes you will love!
- Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole
- Bacon Ranch Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
- Beef Enchilada Casserole
Keto Shredded Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Dinner
Only a handful of ingredients and less than 40 minutes is all you need to get this easy Keto Shredded Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Dinner on the table! Creamy and delicious, and filled with nutrients. Loved by the whole family!
- 1 lb Broccoli florets
- 1.5 lb Cooked and shredded chicken breast*
- 1 tbsp Unsalted butter
- 8 oz Cream cheese or creme fraiche
- 1 cup Half and Half
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 cup Shredded sharp white cheddar
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- Cracked black pepper, to taste
- 2 cups Cooked rice or cauliflower rice
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a large saucepan, boil the broccoli florets until al dente (about 3- 5 minutes). Remove from heat, drain water, and place the broccoli in a 9×13 casserole dish. Toss in the shredded chicken and gently mix. If using rice or cauliflower rice, stir in with the broccoli and chicken.
Heat a small saucepan to medium low. Once hot, add the butter and garlic. Saute for about 2 minutes, and add the cream cheese, half and half, dijon mustard, and salt. Whisk the sauce until it’s smooth and heated through.
Pour the sauce over the broccoli and chicken. Top with cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with black pepper.
Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and browned.