Winner, Winner (Low-Carb) Chicken Dinner!

Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheese Casserole – Delish!

This right here…this is a new staple in our household. A (low-carb) chicken casserole that’s fast AND easy? I would make this baby low-carb or not – it’s THAT good! And it’s THAT easy! And it sure doesn’t taste like any kind of “diet food” I’ve ever had before. It’s rich and cheesy and satisfying.

The secret to this is a rotisserie chicken from the store, already cooked and super-delicious on it’s own. Usually, we’ll eat the breasts one night for dinner, then I’ll pull the rest of the meat off the bones and use it for this casserole the next night. I have used fresh chicken that I pre-cooked just for this recipe, and I have used turkey – but neither version was as tasty.

A bag of frozen broccoli scores another point for convenience in this meal. I’m all about the fresh-steamed broccoli as a side dish, but here, the thawed broccoli has a softer texture and works perfectly in this dish.

The only other ingredients are sour cream, heavy whipping cream, and cheddar cheese. All gluten-free and low-carb ingredients, yay!

6 servings, 299 calories, and 4 grams of carbs per serving!

Let’s get to it!

Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheese Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 16 oz. frozen broccoli, drained
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss chicken and broccoli together.
  3. In a small bowl, mix sour cream and heavy whipping cream, then pour over chicken/broccoli mix and stir to coat.
  4. Transfer to prepared baking dish, season with salt and pepper, and top with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until cheese is melted and starting to brown.

 

She Sells Sea Salt by the Sea Shore

Salted Caramel Brownies

Not gonna lie – this is one of my most favorite treats yet! I knew it was going to be good, how could it not? Brownies, caramel, salt…yesss! But I was surprised with just how much better than “good” these were! Like, we ate the whole pan, and I’m going to make more tomorrow. We were even scraping the parchment paper to get all the little bits of caramel off it. Ho-lee-cow!

This recipe is a little bit of a cheat. You start with an 8×8 pan of brownies. Homemade, box mix, whatever. I used a box mix of gluten-free brownies from Aldi’s (yay, Aldi’s!) which are really, really good – better than many of the glutinous brownie mixes I’ve had over the years! The brand name is Live G-Free, and they  have a number of GF products in their stores. And every single one that I have tried has been good – not just “good for a gluten-free _______,” but really tasty all on it’s own. Their bread is the shining star – I can’t even tell that it’s gluten-free, and believe me when I tell you that making tasty gluten-free bread is grabbing the brass ring! Continue reading “She Sells Sea Salt by the Sea Shore”

Oh My Gosh – It’s Paprikash!

Chicken Paprikash

Like many areas in the U.S., we have gotten a LOT of snow in the last 24 hours. It’s cold, the wind is blowing, and the snow is piling up. It’s a great day to be inside, eating comfort foods and feeling warm and cozy while looking out the window. It’s a great day for Chicken Paprikash!

This is another of those recipes from my childhood. We didn’t have it often (not sure why, since it’s pretty simple), but when we did, it always felt like a special occasion. My mom used to serve it with dumplings, which were loved by all and were awesome just on their own (yay, leftover dumplings!), but when trying to make them with gluten-free flour, they tended to disintegrate. So we substituted the dumplings with gluten free rice noodles, and never even missed the dumplings, because the chicken was THAT GOOD. Continue reading “Oh My Gosh – It’s Paprikash!”