20 Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes to Enjoy Comfort Food on Keto

Chicken casseroles are the perfect comfort food for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal or a hearty dish to feed a crowd, these chicken casserole recipes will hit the spot. And they’re keto, too!

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes

Suppose you’ve just started a keto diet but have no idea what you can include on your menu. You just know you need low-carb food.

In this case, we suggest these easy chicken casserole recipes.

Tasty Keto Chicken Casserole Recipes

Here are our top picks when it comes to the top chicken casserole recipes to include in your ketogenic diet:

1. Chicken Parmesan Casserole Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Casserole Recipe

There’s something about chicken and Parmesan cheese that feels just right. And the good news is that the combination is also keto-friendly.

Our chicken Parmesan casserole recipe is as cheesy and flavorful as the classic dish but without all the carbs. It’s also a pretty easy recipe to follow, perfect for busy weeknights.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Tomato sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Italian herb seasoning

There’s no need to swap any of the ingredients for keto-friendly alternatives.

The chicken, cheese, and tomato sauce are all low in carbs, so you can enjoy this dish without worrying that you’ll be sidetracking your diet.

2. Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Chicken enchilada casserole recipes are easy to find when you’re not on a diet, especially since most recipes require corn tortilla.

However, things get trickier when going keto. Fortunately enough, we have our recipe for keto chicken enchilada.

Ingredients:

  • Cooked and shredded chicken
  • Zucchinis
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Green chile sauce
  • Canned green chiles
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chopped cilantro

The biggest challenge is using the mandolin or peeler to slice the zucchini into long thin sheets.

So we recommend you get extra zucchinis – in case you didn’t nail the slicing part.

You can make this dish in traditional enchilada and casserole forms; the ingredients don’t change but just the way you arrange them.

3. Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

This Mexican chicken casserole from Lemons for Lulu is full of flavors and easy to make. You can even prepare it ahead of time and bake it later.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapeños
  • Black beans
  • Ground cumin
  • Rotel tomatoes
  • Shredded Jack cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • A can of cream of chicken soup
  • Tortilla chips (crushed)*

*Since tortilla chips are not keto, you can replace them with crispy homemade keto cheese chips.

The combination of tomatoes, jalapeños, black beans, and three types of cheese will make anyone think they’re eating an authentic Mexican dish – keto diet or not.

4. Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

Chicken noodle casserole recipes are pretty popular on the Internet. And we found one on Lemons for Lulu that certainly sounds appetizing.

As with the Mexican dish mentioned earlier, the original recipe is not entirely 100% keto, but we have plenty of things with which we can replace the noodles.

Ingredients:

  • Diced chicken
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Peas
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Dried basil
  • Dried oregano
  • Chicken broth
  • Mixed veggies
  • Flour*
  • Egg noodles**

*Ditch the flour since it’s pure carbs and use these keto flour alternatives instead, such as almond flour.

**Since egg noodles are not ketogenic either, use these keto veggie noodles – thin slices of common vegetables (such as zucchini) made to look like noodles or pasta.

5. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

This cordon bleu recipe from  Lemons for Lulu is a difficult dish to pull off on keto since you have to do something about the breading covering the chicken breast.

However, you can replicate the taste without the added carbs with a bit of imagination and a few keto tricks.

Ingredients:

  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • Chicken broth
  • Diced deli ham
  • Shredded Swiss cheese
  • Low-fat evaporated milk
  • Shredded Monterey Jack
  • Flour (to be replaced)
  • Panko (to be replaced)
  • Rotini pasta (to be replaced)
  • Bread crumbs (to be replaced)

Like the previous recipe, you can swap the flour and the pasta for keto-friendly alternatives.

Meanwhile, you can use keto cornbread to replace the Panko and bread crumbs.

6. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole – Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipe

When you’re on a carb-restricting diet, certain food items like bacon come as a blessing to your taste buds.

It’s precisely why the next item on our list is the chicken bacon ranch casserole from Wholesome Yum. It’s a delicious combination of chicken and bacon – the backbone of the keto diet.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chopped cooked bacon
  • Minced garlic
  • Ranch dressing
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Broccoli (optional)
  • Spinach (optional)

Just like with any other casserole, you can always use it as an excuse to get rid of leftover chicken or bacon from your fridge – more food and less waste.

7. Broccoli Chicken Casserole Recipe

Broccoli Chicken Casserole Recipe

The chicken broccoli casserole is a classic food recipe we found on the Food Network. With a few minor tweaks, you can easily turn it keto.

Ingredients:

  • Shredded chicken
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Broccoli florets
  • Cooking spray
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Brown rice (to be replaced)
  • Plain flour (to be replaced)

You can use keto-friendly substitutes for plain flour and replace brown rice with cauliflower rice.

An entire casserole has less than 30 g of carbs, Since you can make around 4-5 servings, it’s a dish to enjoy without worrying about ruining your diet.

8. Crack Chicken Casserole Recipe

Crack Chicken Casserole Recipe

The crack chicken from Plain Chicken is a variation of crack dip. It has cream cheese, ranch, Cheddar, and bacon with added chicken (usually the fattier parts).

These ingredients are rich in fats and protein, and they virtually have zero carbs, making them ideal for keto.

Ingredients:

  • Cooked chopped chicken
  • Chopped cooked bacon
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Ranch salad dressing 
  • Seasoning mix
  • Sour cream
  • Melted butter
  • Crushed Ritz crackers*

*Ritz crackers are not keto, but you can seamlessly replace them with delicious and crunchy keto crackers. They have the same texture, and the cheesy taste pairs well with the Cheddar and sour cream.

9. Keto Chicken Cheese Bake – Best Chicken Casserole Recipe

Best Chicken Casserole Recipe

A Family Feast is known for its amazing recipes, and the keto chicken cheese bake makes no exception.

Ingredients:

  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced Baby Bella mushrooms
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Avocado mayonnaise
  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Red onions
  • Bacon
  • Paprika
  • Hot sauce
  • Dry mustard
  • White pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Minced garlic
  • Baby spinach

The dish doesn’t work for lactose-intolerant individuals since it’s loaded with five different types of dairy.

Otherwise, it’s ideal for keto dieters craving something cheesy and savory.

10. Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Recipe

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Recipe

Poppy seeds are rich in good fats and also low-carb, so they’re perfect for keto diets.

Besides, they pair very well with chicken. Check out this casserole recipe from Allrecipes to see what we mean.

Ingredients:

  • Skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Melted butter
  • Poppy seeds
  • Sour cream
  • Crushed Ritz crackers (to be replaced)

Like any other dish on this list, you can substitute the high-carb Ritz crackers with different types of keto-friendly crackers.

The chicken is the star of this dish, but the feel and flavor of the poppy seeds make it memorable.

11. Dorito Chicken Casserole Recipe

Dorito Chicken Casserole Recipe

Combining cooked and fast food is pretty trendy nowadays. But most of these dishes are unhealthy and loaded with carbs.

We took this recipe for Dorito chicken casserole from Spicy Southern Kitchen and adapted it to suit our ketogenic lifestyle:

Ingredients:

  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup
  • Shredded Mexican cheese
  • Rotel tomatoes
  • Cream cheese
  • Ground cumin
  • Diced onions
  • Chili powder
  • Black beans
  • Butter
  • Nacho Dorito chips*

*Dorito chips are high in carbs, but you can easily substitute them with some homemade cheesy keto crackers – all-natural, lower in sodium, and healthier overall.

12. Baked Chicken Casserole Recipe

Baked Chicken Casserole Recipe

Some casserole recipes are better than others, such as this one for a creamy chicken bake from Taste.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken thigh fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Leeks
  • Plain flour (to be replaced)
  • Bacon rashers
  • Dry white wine
  • Chicken stock
  • Mushrooms
  • Pure cream
  • Baby spinach

Replace plain flour with a low-carb alternative like almond flour or coconut flour.

Also, feel free to use any other part of the chicken if you’re not ok with thighs. But we recommend sticking to them since they’re fattier.

13. Buffalo Chicken Casserole Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Casserole Recipe

A dish with Buffalo and chicken in its name usually means deep-fried chicken wings and a lot of Buffalo sauce, like this amazing recipe from Delish.

Ingredients:

  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Ranch dressing
  • Shredded Gouda
  • Cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cream cheese
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Green onions
  • Garlic powder

Dieticians beg you to steer clear of Buffalo chicken wings since they’re loaded with unhealthy fats and calories.

But this dish is pretty healthy since it uses rotisserie chicken and cauliflower instead of wings; it’s also baked instead of being deep-fried.

Plus, it’s high in fat and protein, and relatively low in carbs – ideal for keto diets.

14. Crescent Roll Chicken Casserole – Easy Casserole Recipes with Chicken

Easy Casserole Recipes with Chicken

Not everyone has a pantry or a fridge full of ingredients. And not everyone has time to go grocery shopping whenever they feel like it.

So easy casserole recipes with few ingredients are always welcome, like this one from The Seasoned Mom for a crescent roll chicken casserole.

Ingredients:

  • Cooked, diced chicken
  • Grated cheese
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup
  • Milk, water, or low-sodium chicken broth
  • Refrigerated crescent roll dough*

*Since the crescent roll dough is not keto, you can replace it with keto pie crust and store it in the freezer.

15. Healthy Chicken Casserole Recipes

Healthy Chicken Casserole Recipes

Certain casseroles help you stay healthy while being on a keto diet, such as this fantastic recipe from Taste.com.

Ingredients:

  • Skinless thighs cutlets
  • Swiss brown mushrooms
  • Fresh lemon thyme leaves
  • Canned cannellini beans
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • French shallots
  • Chicken stock
  • Green beans
  • Fresh garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Carrots
  • Kale stalks
  • Plain flour (to be replaced)

You probably know by now that you should be replacing the plain flour with a keto-friendly alternative.

Otherwise, the dish is healthy and delicious; all those vegetables will certainly make for a filling meal to stop any potato cravings.

16. Chicken Gloria – Chicken Breast Casserole Recipes

Chicken Breast Casserole Recipes

If you want your keto diet to lean more toward a higher protein intake than usual (maybe you’re going to the gym), this chicken breast casserole recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen is perfect.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast or chicken tenders
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Lemon juice
  • Half and half
  • Chicken broth
  • All-purpose flour (to be replaced)

The only thing you need to change is the all-purpose flour, which you can replace with almond flour or any other keto-friendly alternative.

You only add the flour to make the casserole’s sauce a bit thicker, so using a bit of extra cream will get you the same results, but with none of the carbs.

17. Chicken Stuffing Casserole Recipe

Chicken Stuffing Casserole Recipe

Right off the bat, we need to clarify that any type of stuffing is not keto-friendly, not even this one from Spend with Pennies. So you have to make your own or use a store-bought alternative.

Ingredients:

  • Diced cooked chicken
  • Defrosted vegetable mix
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Sour cream
  • Hot water
  • Boxed stuffing mix (to be replaced)

Stuffing is seasoned breadcrumbs for filling roasted poultry or vegetables. Since they aren’t keto, you must replace them with a low-carb alternative.

For example, you can use cornbread crumbs, just like we did with this recipe for keto cornbread stuffing with sausage.

18. Chicken Thigh Casserole Recipes

Chicken Thigh Casserole Recipes

The keto diet recommends eating the fattier parts of the chicken, such as the thighs (with skin, if possible). Here’s an awesome recipe from BBC Food that you will love.

Ingredients:

  • Skin-on chicken thighs
  • Olive or sunflower oil
  • Smoked back bacon
  • Dried or fresh thyme
  • Small mushrooms
  • Hot chicken stock
  • Black pepper
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Leeks
  • Salt
  • Plain flour*

*Be sure to replace the plain flour with almond flour or any other low-carb alternative.

19. Creamy Spinach Chicken – Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipes

Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipes

Spinach is a healthy and versatile food – almost as much as chicken. It’s why they go so well together in many dishes, like in this recipe from Alyona’s Cooking.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh spinach
  • Black pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic salt

If you’re using frozen spinach, make sure to thaw it and squeeze out all the water before adding it to the casserole.

Otherwise, if you’re going with fresh spinach, cook it and drain all the water before adding it to the casserole.

20. Chicken Pot Pie Casserole Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole Recipe

Traditional chicken pot pies are not keto-friendly since they usually contain a lot of flour and other high-carb ingredients. Here’s one we love from Real Simple Good.

Ingredients:

  • Shredded cooked chicken
  • Ghee or coconut oil
  • Full fat coconut milk
  • Diced mushrooms
  • Italian seasoning
  • Diced celery ribs
  • Ground pepper
  • Diced carrots
  • Diced onions
  • Minced garlic
  • Tapioca flour*
  • Chicken stock
  • Sea salt
  • Peas
  • Sage

*Tapioca flour is not keto-friendly since it has a high carb-to-fat ratio, so you should replace it with almond flour or coconut flour. Or you can use psyllium husk to add more fiber to your diet.

FAQ

Discover more helpful information about chicken casserole recipes:

Can you put raw chicken in a casserole?

It’s safe since all bacteria will get destroyed by the oven’s high temperatures. But you have to leave the casserole longer in the oven to cook properly. However, other ingredients may end up too dry or overcooked.

How long does it take to cook raw chicken in a casserole?

It depends on the chicken size, ingredients, and oven temperature. It’s better to use cooked chicken, especially if you’re using thick slices (like chicken breast ) since they take the longest to cook from raw.

What can I add to chicken casserole to make it taste better?

Add any meat, vegetable, or dairy product. We suggest bacon, mushrooms, and cheese.

Do you bake chicken casserole covered or uncovered?

It depends on the recipe. We suggest baking chicken casseroles covered for the first 30 minutes and then uncovered for the remainder of the cooking time, especially if they contain grains, rice, or pasta.

What temperature should you cook a raw chicken casserole?

350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Since a chicken casserole is usually made with cooked meat, you don’t need high temperature to cook the remaining ingredients.

Closing Thoughts

Don’t forget that you can always add or remove ingredients from these recipes to make them suit your taste. So feel free to experiment with different combinations until you find the perfect one.

Have fun in the kitchen and enjoy these delicious keto chicken casserole recipes!

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