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Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole


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This Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole has all the delicious flavor of the classic dish without all the carbs. Not all carbs are bad, and the few carbs you’ll find in this recipe are the kind you want — full of fiber from a cruciferous vegetable (i.e. broccoli).

chicken broccoli casserole and a fork on a white plate on a cloth with title text reading Low-Carb Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

What’s Wrong with Carbs?

Despite what you might have heard, not all carbs are bad. Bad carbs can cause spikes in blood sugar levels and are generally, lacking nutrients.

They’re also really easy to spot. They tend to be in “white” foods like white bread, white rice, white pasta, and pastries.

These foods are white because they’ve been processed and most (or all) of the fiber and nutrients have been stripped out of them. Sugary foods and drinks are also loaded with bad carbs.

Another way to identify bad carbs is to pretend you are a 5-year old and can eat whatever you want. Pretty much everything you’d pick is a bad carb (e.g. sweetened cereal, fruit punch, macaroni, Pop-Tarts, and soda).

In contrast, good carbs contain several helpful nutrients and should actually be a part of a healthy diet. You’ll find these in whole grains (or “brown” foods), vegetables, fruit, and beans.

In fact, you should be including good carbs from fruits and vegetables at every meal since your body desperately needs the fiber they provide.

That’s why this Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole isn’t a zero carb dish. Your body needs the broccoli in this dish (plus it tastes amazing with the sauce).

chicken broccoli casserole and a fork on a white plate on a linen with a bowl of greens and a salt shaker in the background

How to Make Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole

I don’t know about you, but I have way better things to do than spend hours and all my energy on dinner. So, this recipe, like almost all of mine, was created with ease and speed in mind.

Step 1: Combine Ingredients

That’s right, we’re going to add all of the casserole ingredients except the cheese to a large bowl — chicken, broccoli, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, and a little salt and pepper.

chicken, broccoli, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, and a little salt and pepper in a white bowl

Stir them all together until they’re well combined. You want to make sure the broccoli and chicken pieces are well coated in the other ingredients.

chicken, broccoli, sauce and seasonings in a bowl

Step 2: Transfer to Baking Dish

Next, you just need to pour the casserole mixture into a baking dish.

unbaked chicken and broccoli casserole in a glass baking dish on a wooden trivet

Then, sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the top.

chicken broccoli casserole topped with shredded cheese in a glass baking dish

Step 3: Bake

Pop the casserole in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for about half an hour. Since we started with pre-cooked chicken, we just need to bake it long enough to melt the cheeses and heat the dish through.

Remove from oven and serve immediately. It’s best while it’s still hot from the oven.

chicken broccoli casserole and a fork on a white plate on a linen with the rest of the casserole in a baking dish in the background

Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Ready to make your own Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.

Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Healthy AND delicous, could it get any better?
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets steamed
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the chicken, broccoli, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder and salt & pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Serve warm with a side salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 6gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 299mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 796IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 141mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken broccoli casserole, low carb casserole
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

If you’re looking for more low-carb dinner options, check out this Instant Pot Chicken Marsala.

I also love this cookbook from Wholesome Yum. Not only are the recipes all low in carbs, they’re all ready in 30 minutes or less too!

30 Dinners in 30 Minutes Cookbook - 30 Easy Low Carb Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

If you liked this recipe for Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole, make sure to pin it so you can make it again later.

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11 thoughts on “Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole”

  1. 5 stars
    This looks like a delicious low carb chicken broccoli casserole! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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  2. This looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing in the Oh My Heartsie Wednesday Linky Party! Can’t wait to put this one on the table!

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  3. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more Link Party last week. I pinned this! Hope to see you again this week.

    Reply
  4. I’m so far behind, but I wanted to make sure I stopped by and thanked you for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope to see you again this week!

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  5. Corinne, this looks like an amazing dish! I have been transitioning to a much healthier diet and this looks easy, delicious, and healthy! I have pinned to my meal planning board because I will definitely be trying out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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