Cheesy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

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Easy, oven baked Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole with a cheesy, creamy sauce mixed through it all, is a simple dinner recipe cooked in just one pan. This awesome low-carb casserole packs a lot of flavor in a very filling, classic dinner that everyone loves!

Cheesy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

YOU’LL LOVE THIS HEALTHY CHICKEN CASSEROLE RECIPE

Cheesy Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole makes for a crowd-pleasing meal that comes together in very little time. Quick and real easy for busy weeknights, and the leftovers are just as good as the first day. 

I hear from a lot of people trying to adjust to a low carb diet, but they don’t want to give up some of their absolute favorites. Understandably SO!

Chicken Rice Casserole is one of those classic recipes I am emailed about – the question is almost always tied to our delicious Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice Recipe – and am happy to say that THIS low carb version is pretty darn good. Creamy, cheesy, and juicy, just as a casserole ought to be.

Cauliflower Rice Chicken

Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole 

Cheesy Chicken Cauliflower Rice is prepared with leftover (or rotisserie) chicken and cauliflower rice with a delicious cream cheese sauce. 

  • We will start with ricing the cauliflower first; place cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse several times until the cauliflower begins to resemble rice-like grains. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. (You can also buy pre-made cauliflower rice)
  • Shred some already cooked chicken breasts – or use shredded rotisserie chicken – and add it to the cauliflower rice. We’ll need about 4 cups of chicken.
  • At this point, I like to add a bunch of herbs and seasonings; paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, and whatever else I can get my hands on. 😃 Sometimes I make it Mexican-ish by spicing it up with cumin and more chili powder; other times I make it Italian-ish and add in a great dose of Italian Seasoning/s. 
  • Give all that a good stir, first, then add in cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir until everything is well incorporated.
  • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, cover, and bake at 400F for 30 minutes.
  • Next, uncover, top with shredded cheddar cheese, and continue to bake for 10 more minutes, or until browned on top and cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and let cool about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Chicken and Cauliflower

This chicken casserole comes out incredibly tender and juicy, the cauliflower rice is perfectly cooked in the rich sauce, and the whole meal is LOADED with flavor.

Cheesy Chicken Cauliflower Rice

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

  • Store all leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

HOW TO FREEZE LEFTOVERS

  • Store all leftovers in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months. 
  • When ready to use, place in the fridge over night to thaw. 
  • Reheat in the oven at 375F for 20 minutes, or until completely heated through. 

Cheesy Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole

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5 from 5 votes
Cheesy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Cheesy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Resting Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Easy, oven baked Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole with a cheesy, creamy sauce mixed through it all, is a simple dinner recipe cooked in just one pan. Low-Carb and Keto-Friendly.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower rice recipe, chicken and rice recipe, chicken casserole, keto dinner idea, low carb recipe
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 430 kcal
Ingredients
  • butter for baking dish
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • 4 cups cooked shredded (or cubed) chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika adjust the amount to your preference
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder adjust the amount to your preference
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened (make sure it's soft so that you can stir it in with ease)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Lightly butter a 3-quart baking pan/dish and set aside.
  3. Combine cauliflower rice and shredded chicken in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add sweet paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian Seasoning, dried oregano, and chili powder; mix to combine.
  5. Add heavy cream, softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper; stir until everything is thoroughly incorporated.

  6. Transfer mixture to previously prepared baking pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove foil; add remaining shredded cheddar cheese and continue to bake for 10 more minutes, or until top is browned, mixture is bubbly and cheese is melted.
  9. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes.
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 12

TO REDUCE YOUR POINTS DOWN TO 5, use Half & Half instead of Heavy Cream, Fat Free Cheddar Cheese, and Light Cream Cheese.

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

  • Store all leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

HOW TO FREEZE LEFTOVERS

  • Store all leftovers in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months.
  • When ready to use, place in the fridge over night to thaw.
  • Reheat in the oven at 375F for 20 minutes, or until completely heated through.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 148mg49%
Sodium 321mg13%
Potassium 618mg18%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1115IU22%
Vitamin C 51.7mg63%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 Responses
  1. Joan

    Your casserole looks really good but what ingredient is giving it the red color? Did you sprinkle paprika over the top before baking? I am thinking of making it in a few weeks for my daughter’s family.

  2. TLong

    in reading the comment about using frozen bagged Cauliflower Rice you say that you need to cook it according to the instructions on the bag then proceed with the recipe…but in your recipe instructions you just say to use 4 cups of Cauliflower Rice but it does not say if it’s raw or not and you don’t mention cooking it first…so I was wondering if you need to cook the Cauliflower rice first if it’s from raw Cauliflower..

  3. Rachel

    Would it be ok to use frozen bagged rice cauliflower? If so, should I cook it per bag instructions then mix with chicken as noted in the recipe?

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