Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins | Total Time: 1-hour | Yield: 10 servings
Lately, I have been seriously craving comfort food. And this creamy, low-carb, Keto Chicken Cheese Bake has been my best option. Super easy to throw together, freaking delicious, filling, and I can devour it without guilt!
1 lb bacon
8 oz. package cream cheese
½ c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 ½ c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 c. avocado mayonnaise
1 c. heavy cream
½ tsp hot sauce, we used Cholula
1 tsp dry mustard
½ tsp white pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp paprika
1 store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken, meat removed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 ½ c. red onion, diced
8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp fresh garlic, minced
8 oz. baby spinach
2 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
How to make Keto Chicken Cheese Bake
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon to paper towels, reserving 3 tbsp of bacon fat.
Step 3: Cook the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, avocado mayonnaise, heavy cream, hot sauce, mustard, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika into a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir using a wooden spoon until creamy.
Step 4: Add the crumbled bacon to the cream mixture.
Step 5: After cleaning the same skillet, add the 2 tbsp reserved bacon fat along with the onions. Saute the onions for about 3 minutes over medium-high heat.
Step 6: Add the rest of the bacon grease, then the mushrooms, and saute for approximately 5 minutes. Add the garlic and spinach, then toss and continue to cook for 2 minutes more until wilted.
Step 7: To the pan, add the cream mixture and cooked chicken. To an 8 x 12-inch casserole dish, pour the mixture and sprinkle with 2 cups of mozzarella cheese. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
Step 8: Put the casserole dish in the broiler and brown for about a minute or two.
Step 9: Remove the casserole from the oven when done and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing it into ten portions.
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups, Serves: 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories 541 | Total Fat 43.9g 56% | Saturated Fat 20.4g | Trans Fat 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat 4.9g | Monounsaturated Fat 14.7g 0% | Cholesterol 129.3mg 43% | Sodium 753.8mg 33% | Total Carbohydrate 7.7g 3% | Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5% | Sugars 3.8g | Protein 29.6g 59%