Chicken Broccoli Casserole

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This is my favorite kind of dish. It’s easy to make, very satisfying, and the left-overs are awesome too. You can also put this together on the weekend and wait until a weeknight to bake it. If you want to do that,  wait to add the fried onions so they don’t get soggy.

 

 

 

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

4-5 cups cooked chicken, cubed*

2 cups broccoli florets

1 medium onion, diced

8 ounces softened cream cheese

1 cup chicken broth

1  1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese

2 tablespoons fried onions (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 pan with non-stick spray. Place chicken and broccoli in a large mixing bowl. I used raw broccoli; I like mine to be crunchy. If you like your broccoli to be soft, steam it in the microwave 2-3 minutes first.

Sautee onion in olive oil with salt and pepper. When onion is soft and slightly brown (about 3-5 minutes), add cream cheese to sautee pan. When cream cheese is melted, whisk in chicken broth until the mixture is smooth. Allow to simmer for about a minute, or until sauce thickens slightly.

Add cream cheese and onion mixture to chicken and broccoli. Mix well. Add 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese and mix again. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread evenly in baking pan. Add remaining 3/4 cup cheese and fried onions on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbling.

Serves 8: NET carbs 3 per serving.

*I use oven roasted chicken. I make mine with bone in, skin on chicken breasts. I add a little olive oil and lots of salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour, depending on the size of the breasts. I used 4 very large breasts in this recipe.

 

9 thoughts on “Chicken Broccoli Casserole”

  1. My non-low-carb family absolutely LOVED this. It’s delicious and I’ll definitely be serving it again! Can’t wait to eat some leftovers for lunch today. Thank you so much for this wonderful website that I’ve stumbled across :D

  2. Omygoodness!!! I have been doing low carb off and on for years… I am so thankfulI found your website because I DO get bored with my recipes :) this casserole is out of this world….. Now to just keep my carb loving husband and son out of the leftovers……..
    Thank You!!!,

    1. I’m so glad you liked this. I also struggle to keep the carb eaters out of my favorite low carb dishes. Let me know when you figure out how to do that.
      Thanks,
      Anna

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