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Craig on September 1, 2015

Nacho Chicken Casserole

Keto Recipes > Dinner

Keto and casseroles seem to go hand in hand when you think about the type of high-fat foods that are being included. All of the cheeses you’re able to use create an ooey, gooey texture that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re a working mom, a college student, or you just want an easy meal – this casserole will get the job done!

This is my Southwestern-esque take on Shepherd’s Pie. It’s got a great heat coming through from the chili seasoning, a good balance of acidity and sweetness from the tomatoes, and plenty of cheese to boot. The cauliflower on top just adds a layer of fluffy goodness that lightens up what might be considered a heavy dish.

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One tip to make things go a little quicker is to pre-cook the cauliflower when you start browning the chicken. It will still be warm enough to melt the cheese into the cauliflower, and will save on 5-6 minutes of down time while you’re cooking. This way, you can have everything ready in just about 30 minutes.

Yields 6 servings of Nacho Chicken Casserole

The Preparation

  • 1.75 lbs. Chicken Thighs, boneless skinless
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Chili seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 4 oz. Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Green Chilies and Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese (~45g)
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 16 oz. package Frozen Cauliflower
  • 1 medium Jalapeno Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

The Execution

1. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Using kitchen shears, chop chicken into bite-size chunks. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and chili seasoning.

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2. Over medium-high heat, cook chicken in olive oil until browned on all sides.

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3. Add cream cheese, sour cream and 3/4 of the cheddar cheese to the chicken, then stir together until melted and mixed. Add tomatoes and green chili and mix well.

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4. In a casserole dish, add chicken mixture from the pan.

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5. Microwave frozen cauliflower until cooked through. Use an immersion blender to blend with remaining cheese into a mashed potato-like consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

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6. Cut a jalapeno into chunks. Spread cauliflower mixture over the top of the casserole, then sprinkle jalapeno pepper over the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until some color is on the top and the jalapenos are cooked.

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7. Slice and serve. Some fresh chopped cilantro tastes great over the top!

Nacho Chicken Casserole. A delicious, cheesy cauliflower and chicken casserole that's ready in just over 30 minutes. Dinner has never been so easy and tasty! Shared via http://www.ruled.me/

This makes a total of 6 servings of Nacho Chicken Casserole. Each serving comes out to be 426 Calories, 32.2g Fats, 4.3g Net Carbs, and 30.8g Protein.

Nacho Chicken Casserole Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Net Carbs (g) Protein (g)
1.75 lbs. Chicken Thighs, boneless/skinless 1134 71 0 0 0 135
1 1/2 tsp. Chili Seasoning 15 1 3 1 2 1
2 tbsp. Olive Oil 240 28 0 0 0 0
4 oz. Cream Cheese 400 40 4 0 4 8
4 oz. Cheddar Cheese 460 38 2 0 2 27
1 cup Green Chilies and Tomatoes 50 0 10 2 8 2
45g Parmesan Cheese 63 4 1 0 1 4
1/4 cup Sour Cream 120 10 2 0 2 2
1 packet Frozen Cauliflower 68 1 13 7 6 6
1 medium Jalapeno Pepper 2 0 0.5 0 0.5 0
Salt and Pepper to Taste 4 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 2556 193 35.5 10 25.5 185
Per Serving ( /6 ) 426.0 32.2 5.9 1.7 4.3 30.8
Nacho Chicken Casserole

This makes a total of 6 servings of Nacho Chicken Casserole. Each serving comes out to be 426 Calories, 32.2g Fats, 4.3g Net Carbs, and 30.8g Protein.

The Preparation

  • 1.75 lbs. Chicken Thighs, boneless skinless
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Chili seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 4 oz. Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Green Chilies and Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese (~45g)
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 packet Frozen Cauliflower
  • 1 medium Jalapeno Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

The Execution

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Chop and season chicken, then cook over medium-high in olive oil until browned.
  2. Add cream cheese, sour cream and 3/4 of the cheddar. Stir together until melted and mixed. Add tomatoes and green chili and mix well. Add everything to a casserole dish.
  3. Microwave frozen cauliflower until cooked through. Use an immersion blender to blend with remaining cheese into a mashed potato-like consistency. Season to taste.
  4. Cut a jalapeno into chunks. Spread cauliflower mixture over the top of the casserole, then sprinkle jalapeno pepper over the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
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