Creamy chicken casserole based on the French classic, but without the carbs. This will be one of your favorite recipes. Low-carb and ketogenic diet-friendly.

Chef DJ
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken breasts into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a breast should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken from the water.

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 3 to 6 minutes. Chop broccoli.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Melt butter in a deep saucepan over low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is clear and tender, 8 to 12 minutes. Add garlic salt, parsley, salt, and pepper.

  • Pulse cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles rice. Add cauliflower and chicken broth to the onion mixture; cook and stir until broth is nicely absorbed, about 10 minutes. Add heavy cream and lemon juice. Let simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until well combined, about 10 minutes. Stir in mayonnaise and remove from heat. Let sauce cool until thickened.

  • Pull chicken apart with 2 forks into bite-size pieces. Add 1/2 the pulled chicken to the sauce.

  • Line the bottom of a casserole dish with the rest of the pulled chicken. Lay steamed broccoli on top; pour the cauliflower sauce over the broccoli. Top with Cheddar cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese at the edges is slightly browned, about 10 minutes more. Let casserole cool for 5 to 10 minutes; slice into 6 even portions.

Cook's Notes:

You can use frozen cauliflower if desired.

Edam and Colby cheese would also work in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; 36.6 g total fat; 105 mg cholesterol; 614 mg sodium. 7.8 g carbohydrates; 16.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2018
This was very good. I added twice the minced garlic and 2 cups of sliced mushrooms. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2019
For the amount of work this was not worth it! Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2018
This was very good. I added twice the minced garlic and 2 cups of sliced mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2018
This was very good. I added twice the minced garlic and 2 cups of sliced mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2018
Very good. If you like this try the one with Cream of Chicken soup Mayo and Curry. It's a soup can recipe and is good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2018
The most delicious casserole you cant even taste the veggies! Great for kids! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2018
This was much better than I expected. I have never used cauliflower to replace pasta before and it was a huge success. I didn't have mayonnaise at home so substituted with Miracle Whip which gave it a little extra tanginess. Definitely going to make this again. Thank you for sharing this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2018
Perfect! My picky husband asked for seconds. This recipe was such a standout I know we will be having it regularly. Easy to make Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2018
Will surely make this again. I think I may experiment with spicing it up some to taste. If you are cooking for two like I am be aware that you will have a lot of left overs. Also found a short cut on the cauliflower grind. You can buy it frozen like that at the supermarket. The frozen version is sold as a substitute for rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
I made the casserole. It was tasty although a bit on the heavy side. Also it made a lot of servings. This might be something I would fix in the future for a large gathering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2018
This recipe was great. I thought it would be bland but it was full of flavor. Only changes I made was using frozen riced cauliflower. Loved that this did not use canned soup. My son and his friend (16 and 18) loved it as well. Making this again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2018
This dish was amazing! Husband doesn't like a lot of my low carb meals but this one he loved! I will definitely be making this again! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2019
For the amount of work this was not worth it! Read More