This easy to make, protein packed low carb Mexican chicken casserole can be dressed up for any occasion — from Netflix and sweat pants to low carb beers with the crew — one of those low carb dinners that’s easy to customize and delicious every way you try it!
So next time you’re short on time, or looking for low carb meals you know everyone will love, give this low carb Mexican chicken casserole a try! It’s a bake, melt, slice and serve kind of meal, and it’s full of cheesy, crunchy, nutrient dense goodness.
Easy to customize, perfect for low carb meal prep — heck I can’t think of a reason not to make this low carb Mexican chicken casserole, so let’s get to baking!
How Do I Make Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole
This low carb Mexican chicken casserole can be whipped in a few quick and easy steps:
- Sautee your low carb veggies until softened
- Combine chili powder, cumin and oregano. Add sour cream, salsa, cooked veggies and shredded chicken and stir to combine. Pour into a casserole dish or large skillet.
- Pour heavy cream evenly over the top and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until casserole is warmed all the way through and the cheese has lightly browned.
Save Time Making This Low Carb Chicken Casserole
The best part of any low carb chicken casserole is how much time they can save! No stirring or stove hovering required — just plop this low carb mexican chicken casserole in the oven and continue with your busy evening.
If you want to save even more time, buy pre cooked chicken. Most grocery stores sell pre cooked, diced chicken breast, which you can shred and use in this low carb Mexican chicken casserole. You can even shred a rotisserie chicken!
Low Carb Chicken Casserole Recipes Variations
If you don’t have all the low carb shopping list ingredients listed below, have no fear. This low carb chicken casserole recipes as customizable as they come! Here are a few swaps and additions for this low carb mexican chicken casserole:
Low Carb Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Try different low carb veggies. In this low carb Mexican chicken casserole, I used my go to veggies for any south of the border dish — onions and bell peppers. Swap this with whatever keto veggies you have on hand, cauliflower rice perhaps? What about a low carb chicken broccoli casserole? Just keep the amount of veggies equal to the amount used in the recipe.
Low carb mexican casserole with ground beef.
Swap the chicken with an equal amount of cooked ground beef for a red meat variation! Be sure to drain the beef before adding it to the casserole dish.
Low carb chicken enchilada casserole.
Although enchilada sauce will add a few carbs to this low carb mexican chicken casserole, it’ll also add a whole lotta flavor. Swap the salsa for an equal amount of enchilada sauce if that’s what you’re craving!
Spice it up with some jalapenos!
If you’re down with spicy, toss a few of these on top before you throw the casserole in the oven.
Swap sour cream for low carb greek yogurt.
For a lower fat, healthy chicken casserole low carb, try this ingredient swap! I can’t taste the difference. Greek yogurt will add a few extra carbs to the equation, while eliminating some fat and adding protein.
Keto Casserole Toppings
If you like mexican food as much as I do, you understand how much fun it can be to top these low carb recipes! From guac to shredded cheese — there are so many low carb foods that’ll make a slice of this keto casserole even more delicious!
Here are some of my favorite low carb taco casserole recipe toppings to add after you’ve baked it:
- Freshly sliced tomatoes
- Chopped cilantro
- Sour cream
- Lime juice
- Low carb tortilla chips
How to Meal Prep Low Carb Casseroles
I’ve found one of the most useful ways to stick to my low carb eating plan is to low carb meal prep — and low carb casseroles happen to be the easiest way to do this! Check out how easy and delicious low carb meal prep can make your life:
At the beginning of the work week, (or even on a lazy Sunday) make a few low carb casseroles. Allow them to cool and set, then slice them into individual servings. Place each serving into resealable baggies and label them with the name and date. Place the baggies you plan to eat within the next 3 days in the fridge, and toss the rest in the freezer.
Next time I’m starving and looking for home cooked low carb meals, simply heat up a frozen portion of this low carb Mexican chicken casserole and dinner is served!
Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe
There you have it friends! The easiest, most delicious low carb mexican chicken casserole north of the border! Hope you enjoy this keto mexican casserole as much as I do, be sure to let me know any variations you try in the comments below!
Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole
- 1 Lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 White or Red Onion
- 2 Teaspoons Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
- 1/2 Cups Sour Cream
- 1 Cup Salsa , spicy or mild depending on preference
- 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Cup Pepper Jack Cheese , shredded
- Cilantro , to garnish
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cook the chicken anyway you’d like. Allow chicken to cool, then shred it into bite sized pieces.
Chop bell pepper and onion. Add them to a pan with olive oil, salt and pepper, and saute until softened. Remove from heat.
In a bowl, mix chili powder, cumin and oregano. Add sour cream, salsa, cooked veggies and shredded chicken and stir to combine.
Pour contents of bowl into a 9x13 casserole dish or large skillet..
Pour heavy cream evenly over the top and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until casserole is warmed all the way through and the cheese has lightly browned.
- Cook the chicken any way you’d like, or to save some time: use pre cooked chicken and shred it by hand. This would work with rotisserie chicken as well.
- To cut some carbs: use less cocoa and erythritol.
Nutrition information will vary based on the specific products. To be safe, check the nutrition facts labels of your products. Optional object listed above have been left out of nutritional data.
Low Carb Chicken Recipes
I very, very rarely crave chicken — I’m all about the pork lamb and beef! Which is why I absolutely love low carb chicken recipes as tasty as this low carb mexican chicken casserole — they help me eat more of that lean protein I know I should want to eat!
If you’re with me in this struggle, check out these low carb chicken recipes, and enjoy!