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Ground chicken casserole in a 8x8 casserole dish

Ground Chicken Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 497kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon Mild Tasting Oil (see notes below)
  • 1 Red Onion diced
  • 32 Ounces Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1.2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Lbs Ground Chicken
  • 1/4 Cup Low Carb Taco Seasoning
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese cubed
  • 3 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F and prepare an 8x8 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat vegetable oil (1 tablespoon) in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add diced red onions (1). Cook for 6 minutes, or until soft.
  • Add riced cauliflower (32 Ounces), salt (1 teaspoon) and pepper (1/2 teaspoon) and cook for about 5 minutes, just until it begins to soften.
  • Add veggies to prepare casserole dish in an even layer.
  • Cover with shredded cheddar cheese (1 cup).
  • Heat remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil in the same pan over medium heat.
  • Add ground chicken (2 Lbs) and break up using the back of a spoon. Cook until no longer pink.
  • Add diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (14.5 Ounces), water (1/2 cup) and taco seasoning (1/4 cup). Stir to combine and bring combo to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until hardly any liquid is left.
  • Turn off heat and add cubed cream cheese (8 Ounces) — Stir until melted and fully combined.
  • Add chicken and veggie combo in an even layer to the casserole dish.
  • Cover with shredded cheddar (2 Cups ).
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  • Allow to cool, serve with avocado, cilantro and enjoy!

Notes

  • Mild Tasting Oil. You want an oil with a high smoke point and mild flavor -- think avocado, vegetable, safflower, sunflower, peanut. Skip EVOO, coconut, or sesame oil. 
  • Nutritional information is based on 1 slice, if you cut this casserole into 8 slices.
  • Reheat this casserole by: tossing it in the microwave for 30 sec intervals until it reaches your desired temp. You can also toss it in the oven at 325 F for 15 min, or again until it comes to the temp you'd like.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Net Carbs: 6g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com