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.


29 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 😀

  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.

    1. I’m sorry. I don’t have all the stats for this recipe. When I first started, I only did carb counts. I do include info for new recipes though.

  3. I’m making this for dinner tonight. Do you have the rest of the nutritional values for this recipe so I can plug it into my the app I use?

  4. I’m going to fix this tomorrow. I’m using pre cut up rotisserie chicken I bought com schnucks.
    I’m diabetic and my family can be hard to please on the low carb meals sometimes. I think this will work. I’m thinking about adding bacon. I recently made a low carb spinach lasagna with cream cheese replacing the noodles and they loved it.

  5. We’ve been eating low carb for a few months and I came across this recipes. AWESOME!!! I added some cauliflower chopped real small and it tricked my son that there was rice in it 😉
    Definitely will be making this again. Thank You

  6. Delicious! I made this dish last night and it was fantastic! I will definitely be making this again. Thank you for this delicious and easy to make dish.

  7. How much is a serving? 1/2 cup or 1 cup etc?
    I love your site and have been wanting some new casserole dishes. This sounds great. It would be nice if you would add the serving size to the recipes.

    1. A serving is 1/8th of the pan. I usually cut it in half both ways to create four pieces. Then I cut each of those in half and I know I’ve got the right portion.

  8. I would love to do this in the crock pot. Would you just put all the raw items in together and let the crock pot do its thang? Can’t wait to fix this. Sounds wonderful!!!! TKS, Brenda :)

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s got 10 more min in the oven right now. i got a really late start today doing my prep cooking for the week but this was so quick throw together. Now my husband and I won’t have to stress about having to eat out tomorrow at work. I think this is the 3rd or 4th recipe of yours that I’ve tried and I love them all!!!!!

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