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Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole {Keto, Low-Carb}

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Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole {Keto, Low-Carb}
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Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole - #eatwell101 #recipe A quick, easy, and over the top tasty #Chicken and #Cauliflower  #Casserole #dinner - #glutenfree, #keto, #lowcarb friendly
Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole - #eatwell101 #recipe A quick, easy, and over the top tasty #Chicken and #Cauliflower  #Casserole #dinner - #glutenfree, #keto, #lowcarb friendly
Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole - #eatwell101 #recipe A quick, easy, and over the top tasty #Chicken and #Cauliflower  #Casserole #dinner - #glutenfree, #keto, #lowcarb friendly

Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole – A quick, easy, and over-the-top tasty dinner. You’ll find all of the delicious flavors of chicken, cauliflower, cream, cream cheese, spices, and cheddar in this loaded casserole. Not only this chicken cauliflower casserole recipe is super yummy, but it is also gluten-free, low carb, and keto-friendly!

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Ingredients list for the Chicken Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

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Chicken cauliflower casserole recipe

This chicken casserole with cauliflower is a fantastic dish for the family and a good way to get everyone to eat their veggies. If you have leftovers, they reheat very easily and can even be kept in the freezer for weeks. Who wants a warm and creamy chicken cauliflower casserole on the menu tonight?

How to make the chicken cauliflower casserole

For this casserole with chicken and cauliflower, we use cooked chicken such as rotisserie chicken, or chicken leftovers you might have from another meal. You can buy cauliflower rice in bags at the grocery store, or use a box grater or a food processor to make your own cauliflower rice. Cook the cauliflower rice in the microwave, then squeeze out any excess liquid. Combine chicken, cauliflower, cream, cream cheese, spices, and seasoning into a large bowl. Then spread out the chicken and cauliflower mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Pop the cheesy chicken cauliflower casserole in the oven for 25 minutes at 400ºF (200ºC) and you’re done!

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Directions

1. To make the chicken and cauliflower casserole: Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200°C). Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray and set it aside.

2. Remove the skin from rotisserie chicken and discard. Remove the meat from the bones and chop.

3. Cook cauliflower rice for 7 minutes in the microwave with 1/4 cup water. Allow to cool down for a couple of minutes. Discard excess water for the cooked cauliflower.

4. In a large bowl, combine chopped chicken, cream, cream cheese, onion, minced garlic, pepper, paprika, chicken stock, and cauliflower rice. Pour the chicken mixture into the prepared pan and top with shredded cheddar cheese.

5. Bake the casserole uncovered for 20 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 minutes, garnish with fresh chopped parsley, and immediately serve the creamy chicken and cauliflower casserole. Enjoy! ❤️ 

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Tips for the chicken cauliflower casserole recipe

  • Chicken and cauliflower casserole can be bland, so don’t skimp on the spices and seasoning. An additional dash of Cayenne pepper can go a long way for this creamy chicken and cauliflower casserole.
  • After cooking the cauliflower rice, squeeze out some of the excess liquid because the casserole would end up watery. Transfer to cooked cauliflower rice into a strainer and gently press it with a flat spoon.
  • Cream cheese and chicken stock should bring in enough salt in the chicken cauliflower casserole, but keep on tasting while you prepare the mixture, and adjust to your liking.
  • If you like those yummy, crispy browned bits. Broil, the cauliflower chicken bake for a couple of minutes after regular cooking time.

More additions for the cream chicken cauliflower cassrole

Other additions for this cauliflower chicken casserole while keeping everything low-carb could include crispy bacon, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed spinach, celery, and sliced green onions. Combine the mixture with some hot sauce if you like a little spice.

How to keep the chicken cauliflower casserole leftovers?

You can keep the chicken cauliflower casserole leftovers for 3 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven, covered with foil. This chicken cauliflower casserole freezes very very well so you can keep it for up to 3 months in your freezer. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator and reheat. Note that the casserole will be more watery because cauliflower renders some water when thawing.

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  • Pattey

    2022-03-03 20:01:03

    Was very good and so simple. I cut recipe in half to use up a half rotisserie chicken and added some by baby spinach as I felt like I needed some green veggies! Was an amazing recipe, thanks!

  • Shell

    2022-02-28 14:03:47

    Thank you so much for this recipe, it was really lovely and very filling. Its so versatile and so easy to prepare and cook. :D

  • Laurel

    2021-09-03 22:27:27

    Wow this was so good!! I’ve never used cauliflower rice before and I was pleasantly surprised how much it tasted like regular rice. It’s a keeper, thank you!

  • Joyce

    2021-03-28 22:49:42

    Just made it, thought it was great...husband says so, too. We both thought it tasted like crab, which we like. I added chopped celery, and used water instead of broth.

  • Jane

    2020-12-08 19:23:59

    This is one of my favorite recipes. I've made it often. I use 4 cups frozen riced cauliflower rather than fresh. It works great and much less work. No need to parboil the frozen cauliflower.

  • Sharon

    2020-11-04 18:04:47

    Can you freeze the rest for how long in freezer

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