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Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake

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This delicious broccoli and cheddar chicken bake is a filling meal that is low carb, gluten free, keto, and family friendly!

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake - a filling and tasty low carb and gluten free recipe

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I recently made my SUPER easy low carb cheese sauce recipe as I wanted to update the photos. 

Low Carb Cheese Sauce

When the sauce was made, I wanted to use it in a recipe and make it family-friendly. In my experience, most children prefer meals if they can see what ingredients have been used. With this dish, it's quite obvious: chicken, broccoli, cheese sauce, and a crunchy topping. I think the combination works really well – so if you cook it for your kids, let me know what they say!

How to Make a Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake

Make the cheese sauce in advance. It can be made up to 5 days ahead of time if stored in the fridge. You will just need to bring it to room temperature before using.

Dice some chicken breasts and place them in a large bowl, together with some small broccoli florets. Note: The stalks of the broccoli in the finished dish have a little “bite” to them; if you prefer softer broccoli then you might like to part-cook them before assembling this dish.

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake - a filling and tasty low carb and gluten free recipe

Spoon the cheese sauce into the bowl and add some unsweetened almond milk. Stir well to combine then season with paprika, salt, and pepper. 

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake - a filling and tasty low carb and gluten free recipe

Mix well then spoon into a baking dish. Make the topping by combining pork panko (or pork rind crumbs) and shredded sharp cheddar. 

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake - a filling and tasty low carb and gluten free recipe

Sprinkle the topping over the chicken mixture, then cover and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the chicken pieces is at least 165F – about 15 minutes.

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake - a filling and tasty low carb and gluten free recipe

Use a slotted spoon to serve the cheddar chicken bake onto serving plates. You might like to add a crisp green salad to go with it.

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake - a filling and tasty low carb and gluten free recipe

I served this to my neighbor and she said it was like a dish at Cracker Barrel – I can't say that I've tried it but I have it on good authority that it is similar!

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake - a filling and tasty low carb and gluten free recipe

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Bake

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This delicious broccoli and cheddar chicken bake is a filling meal that is low carb, gluten free, keto, and family friendly!

Ingredients

  • 1 batch low carb cheese sauce 
  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts (approx 1 lb total), diced
  • 8 oz small fresh broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup pork panko
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Make the cheese sauce in advance. It can be made up to 5 days ahead of time if stored in the fridge. You will just need to bring it to room temperature before using.
  3. Place the chicken, broccoli, cheese sauce, almond milk, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl, and stir well to combine. Spoon everything into a baking dish.
  4. Make the topping by the combining pork panko (or pork rind crumbs) and shredded sharp cheddar. Sprinkle the topping over the chicken mixture, then cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the chicken pieces is at least 165F - about 15 minutes.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to serve the cheddar chicken bake onto serving plates. 

Notes

Note: The stalks of the broccoli in the finished dish have a little "bite" to them; if you prefer softer broccoli then you might like to part-cook them before assembling this dish.

6g net carbs per serving (quarter of the bake)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size A quarter of the bake
Amount Per Serving Calories 664Total Fat 45gSaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 219mgSodium 782mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 55g

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