Keto Cheesy Chicken Casserole (LC)

 

Keto Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Want something filling, hearty and over the top with cheesy goodness? This one pot dish is the best ever! Rich and filling... Makes a lot for a big Family meal or enough for a weeks worth of meal prepping. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Split chicken breast
  • 16 Ounces Frozen broccoli Thawed
  • 8 Onces Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Packets Ranch dressing mix
  • 16 Ounces Cream cheese Cubed
  • 1/4 Stick Butter Cubed
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Black pepper
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 lb Bacon Cooked, chopped
  • 3 Chicken flavored bullion cubes
  • 1 Cup Scallions Chopped

Instructions

  1. Place water and broth in large sauce pan or dutch oven. Add garlic powder, bullion cubes and black pepper. Add chicken breast to liquid mixture. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 hour. Remove chicken from liquid, set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Remove chicken from liquid, set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Empty pan of liquid and set aside. Reserve 2 cups of liquid in pan. (You can strain the extra liquid later and jar for broth use for future recipes.)

  4. Add cubed cream cheese, butter, and ranch packets to liquid. Let melt, stirring occasionally. 

  5. Remove chicken from bones. Shred chicken into thick chunks.

  6.  Add shredded/chunked chicken into liquid mixture. Mix all ingredients well. Simmer for 30 minutes until all cream cheese is melted and married onto chicken.

  7. Add chopped bacon pieces, and shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well. Simmer for 15 minutes. If mixture is to thick, add a little more broth to loosen.

  8. Add thawed broccoli florets. Leaving them on top of mixture to serve. 

  9. Top with chopped scallions and serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

For a spicy version, add a couple of tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce. 

 

Dished without broccoli. 

 

And you will have enough left over for lunches or meals during the week. 

Meal Prep! 

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