Keto Creamy Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Keto Creamy Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole Recipe + Video – 8g net carbs! A low carb broccoli + chicken casserole. Slow cooker, oven and pressure cooker instructions included! Paleo, Whole30 optional with substitutions, gluten free, grain free, dairy free optional with substitutions, sugar free, clean eating, real food.
I’ve got such a cozy and comforting slow cooker recipe for you!
This keto creamy broccoli chicken cauliflower rice casserole is so super simple to make, only 8g net carbs and is perfect for fall!
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Slow Cooker Keto Creamy Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole
I’ve been using my instant pot so much lately, I’ve neglected my poor slow cooker. This keto cauliflower rice is perfect use for my slow cooker (I include oven and instant pot directions below in the recipe notes!) It reminds me of my favorite Chicken Divan my mom used to make when I was little, but this one is a fraction of the carbs!
The secret to a good cauliflower rice casserole is getting as much moisture out as possible. To do this, I use frozen cauliflower rice that I have thawed, then add to my nut milk bag to wring out all the moisture. You’ll be shocked how much comes out! You can use a dish towel too. Don’t skip this step, otherwise you’ll have a watery, soupy casserole.
Keto Cauliflower Rice Casserole Ingredients
You’re going to love how simple this casserole is to throw together. In your slow cooker just add in the squeezed out cauliflower rice, raw broccoli, raw chopped up chicken breast or thighs, sauteed onions + garlic, parmesan cheese (optional! can leave out for dairy free + Whole30!), bone broth and your dairy or dairy-free liquid of choice.
Cook it on HIGH for 1-2 hours or LOW for 2-4 hours and your casserole is ready! It makes a ton, so you can have leftovers for lunches for the week. It also freezes and reheats beautifully! (See Recipe Notes below for instructions)
To give it a bit of a crispy topping, I love topping it with pork rind panko, and a little more sprinkling of parmesan cheese. So good! And minimal dishes to clean up! My kids devoured this one!
Watch Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole Video Demo
Keto Creamy Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole
- 4 10-ounce bags frozen cauliflower rice, thawed and all water squeezed out using a nut milk bag or dish towel
- 4 cups broccoli florets and stems, chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1.5 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ghee, or grass fed butter or olive oil
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, see Notes for dairy free/Whole30 substitute
- 2 cups bone broth, or store bought chicken stock
- 1 cup heavy cream, see Notes for dairy free/Whole30 substitute
- 3 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/3 cup pork rind panko, optional
- more parmesan cheese for topping, optional
- Preheat a medium size skillet over medium heat. Add the ghee, onion, garlic and pinch of kosher salt. Sautee, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
- In your slow cooker, add the squeezed out cauliflower rice, chopped broccoli, cut up chicken breast, sauteed onion + garlic mixture, parmesan cheese, bone broth, heavy cream and kosher salt. Stir to combine.
- Add the lid to your slow cooker, and cook on HIGH for 1-2 hours or LOW for 2-4 hours.
- Serve the casserole warm topped with pork rind panko and additional parmesan cheese.
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days, or frozen for at least 6 months.
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14 Comments on “Keto Creamy Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole”
WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?! My expectations have been EXCEEDED! I’ve had bad experiences with clean food casseroles (makes me miss my condensed cream of mushroom soup…) and I was so worried this would be cauliflower heavy and water-y and all of the not-so-yummy things BUT I trusted Natalie and her talent and I was not disappointed! Beyond delicious, no heavy cauliflower flavor, not water-y, just easy-peasy-throw-together-in-a-casserole-dish perfection. I did not have heavy cream (dairy nor non-dairy) so I just used 1/2 cup of almond milk. Probably not as creamy as it could be but it did ok in a pinch. And because I’m a mushroom freak, I’ll be adding mushrooms next time :D THANK YOU, NATALIE! YOU ARE PHENOMENAL.
Lyndsie! Omg this is amazing. Totally made my day! I am so glad you like this recipe and I’m honored to have you here!
Question- is this cooked or uncooked chicken that we’re using? The cooking time seemed kind of short for uncooked chicken but then the ingredients list didn’t indicate that the chicken should be cooked so i was just unsure. This looks so good, i am so excited!
The chicken is raw and not cooked Alicia. I sure hope you like it! It’s one of my favorites!
What sized slow cooker is this recipe designed for?
My crockpot is 6 quarts.
Wow! This was so good!I followed your instant pot directions to a T and it worked so great. Everyone in my family loved it! The 9 month old and 4 year old ate it without question. The adults loved it too 😉
Yeah! I am so glad you liked it Kelsey!
I made mine dairy free using So Delicious Coconut Milk and nutritional yeast in slow cooker. Even though I thought I pulled out all of the water I ended up with quite a bit of liquid. You weren’t kidding! I drained and put in a baking dish and plan on baking it tomorrow with some sort of crunch on top. 🤣.
I love how you made it dairy free with coconut milk and nutritional yeast Antoinette. Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it.
Tasted lovely for sure! Quick prep and the crock pot did all the work – thank you so much for another great recipe Natalie.
I am so happy you liked my casserole Maggie. Even better that it tasted lovely! :)
My husband and kids (6&3) all loved this! Such a simple nourishing recipe ❤️
We will be adding this into rotation 🤤
I am so happy your husband and kids liked my casserole Amanda! Even better that you will be adding it to your regular recipe rotation. Yeah!