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Chicken Taco Casserole – Keto / Low Carb

Chicken Taco Casserole – Keto / Low Carb

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Our chicken taco casserole is simple and flavorful. It’s low carb cheesy goodness in a casserole dish – so good you might just eat it out of the casserole dish. Here’s another great option for a keto-friendly taco Tuesday!

baked chicken taco casserole

For full recipe, scroll to the bottom. Follow along here for step by step instructions.

How to make a chicken taco casserole

First start by sautéing the chicken in a frying pan with a bit of olive oil and the taco seasoning. Make sure to cook it through, but don’t overcook because we still have some baking time ahead.

cooked chicken with taco seasoning

I drain the RoTel tomatoes and green chilies, but you don’t have to. Mix the can with the sour cream until smooth and blended.

rotel tomatoes cream cheese

Then stir in half the cheese. We use a taco cheese blend, but you could use any cheese – a shredded pepper jack cheese would be awesome!

add cheese to chicken taco casserole

Layer chicken and then spread the sour cream mixture on top. No need to make it pretty or mix it up – it will all mix together when it bakes.

preparing chicken taco casserole in dish

Cover with the remaining cheese. Then garnish with sliced black olives, green onions – or, if you want some more spice, add some chilies! You could totally jazz up this recipe by substituting or adding different ingredients such as:

unbaked chicken taco casserole

Bake it for about 30 minutes at 350 – or until your cheese melts / browns the way you want it. Remember, don’t overcook if you want leftovers to microwave during the week. This is an awesome meal prep recipe. I have not tried freezing it but I imagine it would do well.

baked corner chicken taco casserole

Spoon it up and serve over cauliflower rice or another low carb base option like my new fave Palmini (heart of palm linguini). It’s great heated up the next day too! Heck, I could eat it cold.

chicken taco casserole over rice

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baked chicken taco casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole - Keto / Low Carb

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken tenders, cut into bitesize pieces
  • 1 Tbs taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can RoTel Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 8 oz shredded taco cheese
  • black olives (optional)
  • green onions (optional)

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, cook chicken with taco seasoning until chicken is just cooked through.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix sour cream, drained can of RoTel tomatoes and 4 oz of taco cheese
  3. In an 8x8 casserole, spread chicken evenly on the bottom
  4. Top with sour cream mixture
  5. Sprinkle remaining 4 oz of cheese on top
  6. Garnish with slicked black olives and chopped green onions (optional)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Notes

Serve alone or over rice. We used cauliflower rice for a low carb option

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 456Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 93mgSodium 1127mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 25g

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Monday 8th of February 2021

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Michele Dukinfield

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Based on the information on the Rotel can, the package of sour cream, and the pack of cheddar cheese, the three of them have a total of 32 net carbs for the entire recipe. I skipped the black olives and green onions, not having any. Chicken has no carbs.

So, assuming a serving is 1/8 of the recipe, net carbs should be 4. If that’s incorrect, please let me know how.

I really like this recipe; this is my second time making it, and it’ll be in regular rotation, now that it’s cold enough to heat the kitchen with hit dishes.

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MickiSue

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Based on using pre-shredded cheese, this would be under 10 net grams.Could you let me know where you get @5?

Brandy Johnson

Saturday 13th of June 2020

How can you get the taco seasoning to stick better? I had a lot more seasoning left in the pan? Maybe I didn’t use enough oil.

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