Spicy keto chicken casserole with blue cheese
Spice up your weeknight dinner with this creamy keto chicken casserole with broccoli. The combination of the heat from the sambal (chili paste) and the richness from the blue cheese and cream are a surprising match in this keto meal.
- 2 lbs 900 g chicken breast, cubed into bite-sized pieceschicken breasts, cubed into bite-sized pieces
- 12 oz. (3¾ cups) 350 g (900 ml) broccoli, quartered
- 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
- 4 oz. (½ cup) 110 g (110 ml) cream cheese
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sambal oelek or chili paste
- 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 5 oz. 140 g blue cheese, crumbled
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Making low carb simple
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Place the chicken and broccoli in a baking pan or baking dish that is about 10 x 14" (25 x 35 cm).
- Add cream, cream cheese, sambal oelek, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Whisk until combined. Stir in the blue cheese. Pour the sauce on top of the broccoli and chicken mix until everything is covered with creamy deliciousness.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked.
Serve this hearty casserole as it is or together with some cauli rice or a fresh salad.
Sprinkle the casserole with a handful of roughly chopped walnuts before popping it into the oven for a nice extra crunch.
Hi Michelle, yes, all of our recipes show net carbs per serving! So for this recipe, it would be 8g of net carbs per serving.
You can also use any chili paste that you can find locally, as noted in the list of ingredients. Some people also like chili garlic sauce or chili garlic paste. Anything that will give a little kick of heat will work well in this recipe.
Second, I could not cook the disk and not get the creamy sauce to separate. Not sure how to fix this; whether the trick is in how to bake a cream sauce, or if it is something to do with the chicken.
But the disk is REALLY great. Thank you !
Hi, Marek! As all ovens can vary, the instructions state to "Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked." This can certainly mean longer than 25 minutes for different types of ovens.