American / Main Course
This low carb keto chicken divan casserole is the ultimate comfort food is very rich and creamy made with chicken, broccoli, cheddar cheese, and cauliflower rice.
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– 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless – 3 tbsp ghee or butter – 1/2 tbsp garlic, minced – 1 small yellow onion – 1 tsp garlic salt – 10 cranks of cracked black pepper – 1 cup chicken stock (or broth)
– 3 cups cauliflower, fresh or frozen (or 3 cups riced cauliflower) – 1 tsp lemon juice – 1 cup heavy cream – 1/2 cup mayonnaise – 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese – 3 cups steamed, chopped broccoli – a pinch of parsley Other Tools – Food processor – 8×8 casserole
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat a pot over high heat. Add water and add both the chicken breasts. Bring it to a boil and cook until its fully cooked through. Blend up your cauliflower using a food processor and make rice out of it.
Meanwhile, heat a frying pan on medium heat, add ghee and saute the garlic and onions for 2 minutes. Add the spices and stir well with the onions. Stir until onions are soft. Add the cauliflower and once it's a little soft, add the chicken broth. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.
By this time and time is almost done, check it and take it out from the pot and set aside. Add the lemon juice and heavy cream to the pot and simmer uncovered on low for about 10 minutes. Keep stirring in between to make sure it doesn’t get burned out from the bottom.
Add mayonnaise, mix well and turn off the heat. Shred the chicken with a fork and add half shredded chicken into the cauliflower cream mixture and the other half to line the bottom of an 8×8 casserole dish. Layer the steamed, chopped broccoli (or roasted broccoli) on the top of the chicken.
Top with the chicken mixed cauliflower cream mixture then with cheddar cheese. Cover with tinfoil, put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the tin foil and cook for 10 more minutes. Done!
I am using raw boneless chicken breasts, use canned chicken breast or canned tuna instead. If you are not a broccoli fan then use spinach and mushrooms (cook the mushrooms with the broth to absorb excess liquid). Use leftover sauteed kale and frozen kale for the substitute of broccoli. If you want to make keto chicken divan with curry then use 1 1/2 teaspoons of curry for the sauce.
It is a casserole dish created by a chef named Lagasi usually served with broccoli and Mornay sauce. The word ‘Divan’ refers to a great hall or meeting place and the name was given in the early twentieth century by the Divan Parisien Restaurant in the New York City Chatham Hotel where this dish was served as the signature dish.
I just enjoy and eat it all alone with nothing on the side to serve with. But you can serve this with alongside green salad, low carb biscuits, or mashed cauliflower.