Keto Chicken & Cheese Casserole

Keto Chicken Alfredo Casserole

**Prep Time:** 20 minutes

**Cook Time:** 35 minutes

**Total Time:** 55 minutes

**Servings:** 6

**Nutrition Facts (per serving):**
– Calories: 450
– Total Fat: 32g
– Saturated Fat: 18g
– Cholesterol: 190mg
– Sodium: 580mg
– Total Carbohydrates: 5g
– Dietary Fiber: 1g
– Sugars: 2g
– Protein: 35g

**Ingredients:**

– 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
– 1 lb cauliflower florets
– 1/4 cup unsalted butter
– 1 cup heavy cream
– 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– Salt and black pepper to taste
– Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

**Instructions:**

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Steam the cauliflower florets until tender. You can either use a steamer basket or microwave them with a little water for 4-5 minutes. Remove any extra water, then set it aside.

3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the minced garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant.

4. Lower the heat and stir in the heavy cream, garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, and dried oregano. Let the sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes, allowing it to thicken slightly.

5. Add the shredded mozzarella cheese and half of the grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce. The sauce should be smooth and the cheese should be melted. To taste, season the food with salt and black pepper.

6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken and steamed cauliflower. Pour the Alfredo sauce over the mixture and toss until everything is evenly coated.

7. Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch casserole dish. Spread it out evenly.

8. Sprinkle the remaining grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the casserole.

9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly, and the top is golden and slightly crispy.

10. When the casserole is done, take it out of the oven and give it a few minutes to cool.

11. Prior to serving, garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

**Nutritional Benefits:**

1. **Chicken:** High in protein and a good source of essential vitamins and minerals like niacin, selenium, and vitamin B6.

2. **Cauliflower:** Low in carbs and rich in fiber, vitamins C, K, and B6, as well as potassium.

3. **Butter and Heavy Cream:** Provide healthy fats and add richness to the dish, making it satisfying and suitable for a ketogenic diet.

4. **Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese:** Rich sources of calcium and protein while being relatively low in carbs.

5. **Garlic, Basil, and Oregano:** Apart from adding flavor, these herbs contain antioxidants and potential health benefits.

Note: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and may vary based on specific ingredients and brands used. Please consult a nutritionist or use a reliable nutrition calculator for more accurate information. Enjoy your delicious and keto-friendly Chicken Alfredo Casserole!

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