This Green Chicken Enchilada Cauliflower Casserole is a complete dish. It’s soft and very spicy. If you like Mexican food, then this is a delicious option. It features cauliflower, the low-carb vegetable, loved by everyone.
We love cooking with cauliflower because you can use it in so many preparations. It also takes on the flavor of any spices you add it to and acts as a great binding agent.
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Most casseroles contain noodles or rice as a base to help make it a hearty dish. That makes most casseroles off limits on a keto diet. But our recipe uses all keto-friendly ingredients, such as cheese, chicken, and cauliflower.
This dish has a great creamy texture and flavor. It’s also easy to prepare and is ready in 30 minutes. You can quickly throw this together on a weeknight and have dinner on the table in no time.
We recommend buying organic chicken that is free from antibiotics. You’ll also want to buy clean sources of dairy that comes from grass-fed cows and contains no antibiotics.
Research suggests that grass-fed products contain higher amounts of omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients. You’ll also be able to taste the difference between grass-fed and conventional-raised animal products.
Cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese are great sources of fat and protein to help fuel your ketogenic diet. This dish contains 43 grams of fat per serving and approximately only 9 grams of net carbs.
You can play around with the spices in this dish and add your favorites. Try adding parsley, oregano, thyme, and more. Spices help boost the antioxidant content of the dish while also changing the flavor in a favorable way.
This recipe yields four, which makes it great for a family meal. You can also save the leftovers in your fridge. It will be tastier the next day after all the ingredients have had time to sit together.
Start by preparing the cauliflower. Wash it and cut it into small pieces. Place the cauliflower chunks in a microwavable bowl with a quarter cup of water and cook for five minutes.
You can also cook the cauliflower on the stove, but it may take a bit longer. Drain the excess water from the cauliflower and pat dry.
Mix together the chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green chili and salt and pepper in a bowl.
Place the mixture into four small bowls.
Cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 300 degrees. Remove from the heat, add some more cheddar cheese, and bake for five more minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve hot!
Keto Green Chicken Enchilada Cauliflower Casserole
- Clean the cauliflowers, cut into small pieces and cook with your favorite method. In our case, we place it in the microwave with a quarter of a cup of water and use the “cooking” function for 5 minutes until they are tender. Drain the excess water from the cauliflower.
- In a bowl, mix chicken, cauliflower, cheese, green chili, cream cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Place the mixture into four bowls.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 300F. Remove from the oven and cover with a little extra cheddar cheese and grill for five more minutes.