Thursday, January 11, 2018

Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

A serving of Mexican chicken casserole with sour cream, avocado, tomato and cilantro on a plate with a fork.
 
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
 
This easy keto low carb Mexican chicken casserole is sure to please the whole family. And, it's a great way to repurpose leftover poultry and cauliflower rice.
 
Servings: 8
Calories: 184 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cooked cauliflower rice (670 g)
  • 2 cups finely shredded Mexican Blend Cheese (My blend was Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero cheese)
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 oz diced green chiles
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 1/4 cups enchilada sauce
Optional Toppings:

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Prepare the enchilada sauce if it hasn't been made in advance. While it is reducing.....
    Preheat oven to 400°F and grease casserole pan (I used a 7.5x11-inch) with coconut oil or spray. Shred the chicken and have the remaining ingredients ready.

Method:

  1. In large bowl, combine cauliflower rice, 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese, egg, green chiles, cumin and salt.
  2. Press cauliflower rice mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges have browned.
  3. In medium bowl, combine the shredded meat and enchilada sauce. Spread over baked cauliflower rice mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1 3/4 cups shredded cheese on top.
  4. Return pan to oven and bake for 5-10 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  5. Cool slightly before serving. Top with optional toppings as desired. Serves 8.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Sodium 510mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

  Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 35 mins Total Time: 55 mins   This easy keto low carb Mexican chicken casserole i...