Chicken broccoli casserole is a classic mid-western casserole dish! I remember eating delicious, but not so healthy, chicken broccoli casseroles that had a crunchy breaded top and cheesy goodness. Throw this healthy chicken broccoli casserole in the oven and let that crispy topping caramelize! You won't even know you are eating a low-carb recipe! It's cheesy, healthy, and delicious! And while I was at it, I decided it might as well be a low-carb chicken broccoli casserole as well. Much to my surprise, the very first attempt at a healthy chicken broccoli casserole was a smashing success. From the toddler to the baby, and up to the grown man; they all loved it!
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Easy Chicken Broccoli Casserole
I'm starting to see the slightest indications that the autumn season is coming. Apple Orchards are reeving up, schools are started, temperatures have dropped in the evening, Etsy shops are selling the most adorable pumpkins in the world (check these out!), and I'm getting a hankering for some simple casseroles for the coming winter months. This low-carb broccoli casserole is simple at its finest. And I still can't believe that I haven't had to change even one part of the recipe yet. It was just that good!
One of the easy parts of this healthy chicken broccoli casserole is that the three cups of chicken that were used came from the leftover rotisserie chicken I had picked up for dinner the night before. The other easy part is that you can throw all the rest of the ingredients in the same casserole dish, mix it up, and throw it in the oven! Wala! Complete. You can't get much easier than that!
How to Make a Low Carb Casserole Crispy
If you have never heard of the secret ingredients to making a healthy crunchy topping for your low-carb casserole, then I am about ready to change your life. In steps Wasa Crackers! The ideal crisp in this recipe comes from the Wasa crackers. They are a rye cracker that although lack flavor, can be used in combination with flavor to produce a yummy snack or alternative to higher carb crackers.
For those following Trim Healthy Mama, you can have one of these for a S- snack. So in this case I used 3 crackers, placed them in a baggie with an entire cup of cheese and smashed it. At the very least this recipe can provide a bit of stress relief after a day at work! Let the cracker smashing begin! Then I sprinkle the mixture over the top of the casserole. The crackers and cheese melt together into a perfectly delectable, caramelized topping. Yummy!
Low Carb Casseroles
Did I mention that this casserole was gobbled up by my entire family? My ENTIRE family. That is a feat that does not happen often. You might just have to try this recipe to see if you can replicate my results. After all, to get a grown man, toddler, and baby to all eat and enjoy a dish isn't very often! There might just be something to this low-carb chicken broccoli casserole to make that happen!
I have also been enjoying some other low-carb casseroles like this easy sausage casserole or this spaghetti squash breakfast bake (don't let the squash scare you off!). You can find more easy recipes like this in my FREE Healing Harvest Cookbook. Grab yours today!
- 3 cups of cooked and shredded chicken.
- 12 oz package of fresh broccoli
- 3 Wasa crackers
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 8 oz package softened cream cheese
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp dill weed
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl combine the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, and the softened cream cheese. Mix well.
- Add the seasonings to the mixture and set them aside.
- In another bowl, mix the broccoli and chicken together.
- In a small baggie, place the Wasa crackers and shredded cheese. With your hands or a rolling pin, smash the crackers into small pieces.
- Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, and cream cheese mixture with the chicken and broccoli in a 9x13 baking dish.
- Spread the Wasa cracker and cheese mixture over the baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown
If you have never heard of Wasa crackers, they are not very flavorful crackers. In fact, they are rather dry and very hard. However, they can be a versatile addition to your pantry. Add a dipping sauce, put in a casserole like this one, or melt some cheese on top for a snack, and you've got an excellent low-carb option. Don't be afraid to try them, they could just help you on your journey!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g
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