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Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole

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Hands up who loves easy casseroles! I'm not sure if it's the convenience of a one-pot meal and minimum clean up, or the fact it's so easy to put together, or the fact that it uses common ingredients. Whatever your reason is, this recipe ticks all the boxes, plus it's a great high-protein, low-carb recipe that will keep you full for longer!

Recipe Tips

Browning is optional but highly recommended. But if you're super busy and don't have time to brown the onion and chicken, or even to steam the broccoli, simply place all of the ingredients (without the cheese sauce) in a casserole dish, cover with a lid (or a baking foil) and bake for about 45 minutes before adding the cheese sauce and the cheddar topping. Simple!

This recipe uses my Keto Blue Cheese Sauce, however, if you're not a fan of blue cheese, you can use my Classic Keto Cheese Sauce or Herb Keto Cheese Sauce instead. The options are endless!

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size about 285 g/ 10 oz

Allergy information for Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per about 285 g/ 10 oz)

Net carbs7 grams
Protein44 grams
Fat42.5 grams
Calories590 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 30%, fat 65%
Total carbs9.9 gramsFiber2.9 gramsSugars3.6 gramsSaturated fat24.8 gramsSodium736 mg(32% RDA)Magnesium73 mg(18% RDA)Potassium896 mg(45% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

Blue cheese sauce:
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese or soft goat's cheese (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese of choice (136 g/ 4.8 oz)
Casserole:
  • 2 medium broccoli, sliced (600 g/ 1.3 lbs)
  • 800 g chicken breasts, cut into chunks (1.76 lbs)
  • good pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp ghee or olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 red onion (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 4 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (115 g/ 4 oz)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the blue cheese sauce. Add butter, cream, cream cheese and crumbled blue cheese to a small sauce pan. Gently heat up over a medium-low heat. Stir with a hand whisk until smooth and creamy. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes (longer for a thicker sauce). If it gets too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Remove from the heat and keep warm. Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole
  2. To make the casserole, preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional).
  3. Cut the broccoli into florets and peel the stem. Cut into about 1 cm (1/2 inch) thick slices. Place in a steamer and cook for just 5 minutes, until crisp-tender. Remove the lid to let the steam escape and set aside.
  4. Cut the chicken into large chunks. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a hot pan greased with a tablespoon of ghee (or olive oil) and brown in batches on high heat for a minute per side. Once browned, place the chunks in a large oven-proof casserole dish. Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole
  5. Grease the skillet with the remaining ghee. Slice the onion and cook it in the pan where you cooked the chicken for just 3 minutes or until fragrant. Transfer to the casserole dish and combine with the chicken. Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole
  6. Add the broccoli, the prepared cheese sauce and freshly chopped chives. Toss to combine. Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole
  7. Sprinkle with grated cheddar and place back in the oven. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and crisped up. Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole
  8. Once baked, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes before serving. Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole
  9. Serve warm. Reheat in the oven or microwave if needed. To store, refrigerate for up to 4 days. This dish is not suitable for freezing as the cheese sauce may split once frozen and reheated. Low-Carb Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole

Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole

5 stars, average of 3 ratings
Chicken Blue Cheese Casserole
This cheesy chicken casserole is an easy dinner recipe for busy weeknights. It's simply made with chicken browned on a skillet with caramelized onions and then baked with blue cheese sauce, broccoli and cheddar topping!
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Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • Blue cheese sauce:

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese or soft goat's cheese (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese of choice (136 g/ 4.8 oz)
  • Casserole:

  • 2 medium broccoli, sliced (600 g/ 1.3 lbs)
  • 800 g chicken breasts, cut into chunks (1.76 lbs)
  • good pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp ghee or olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 red onion (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 4 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (115 g/ 4 oz)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the blue cheese sauce. Add butter, cream, cream cheese and crumbled blue cheese to a small sauce pan. Gently heat up over a medium-low heat. Stir with a hand whisk until smooth and creamy. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes (longer for a thicker sauce). If it gets too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  2. To make the casserole, preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional).
  3. Cut the broccoli into florets and peel the stem. Cut into about 1 cm (1/2 inch) thick slices. Place in a steamer and cook for just 5 minutes, until crisp-tender. Remove the lid to let the steam escape and set aside.
  4. Cut the chicken into large chunks. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a hot pan greased with a tablespoon of ghee (or olive oil) and brown in batches on high heat for a minute per side. Once browned, place the chunks in a large oven-proof casserole dish.
  5. Grease the skillet with the remaining ghee. Slice the onion and cook it in the pan where you cooked the chicken for just 3 minutes or until fragrant. Transfer to the casserole dish and combine with the chicken.
  6. Add the broccoli, the prepared cheese sauce and freshly chopped chives. Toss to combine.
  7. Sprinkle with grated cheddar and place back in the oven. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and crisped up.
  8. Once baked, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes before serving.
  9. Serve warm. Reheat in the oven or microwave if needed. To store, refrigerate for up to 4 days. This dish is not suitable for freezing as the cheese sauce may split once frozen and reheated.

Nutrition (per about 285 g/ 10 oz)

Calories590kcal
Net Carbs7g
Carbohydrates9.9g
Protein44g
Fat42.5g
Saturated Fat24.8g
Fiber2.9g
Sugar3.6g
Sodium736mg
Magnesium73mg
Potassium896mg

Detailed nutritional breakdown (per about 285 g/ 10 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Total per about 285 g/ 10 oz
7 g44 g42.5 g590 kcal
Cheese, blue
0.5 g4.8 g6.5 g79 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g7.7 g68 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.6 g1.4 g5.6 g49 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.5 g0.4 g7.6 g73 kcal
Broccoli, broccolini, fresh
4 g2.8 g0.4 g34 kcal
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g30 g3.5 g160 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Ghee, clarified butter
0 g0 g5 g45 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
0.7 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Chives, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.6 g4.3 g6.3 g76 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

This was awesome! That cheese sauce is fantastic and I will use it on/with other dishes. I made rice to go with it for those than can eat a few more carbs, but I think this would also be great with the linguini palm noodles.

That's what I do too, it's great to have these versatile meals that can be adapted for different dietary needs! 😊

This is a beautiful cheese sauce. Thank you so much for your great recipes. Blessings on your diet journey. I hope to keep mine long term too. It’s amazing to me how little I need to eat. It makes buying food in this economy much less stressful.

Thank You Jeff! This is a great option for keto on a budget too as it's versatile. You can use frozen veg and cheaper meat cuts, plus the cheese sauce can bar done with other types of cheese too!