This Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole with broccoli is the easiest comforting keto dinner for chicken lovers with only 2.8 grams of net carbs per serving! Nobody can resist juicy diced chicken breast with bacon and broccoli baked in a cheesy ranch dressing sauce.
You know how much I love keto casserole recipes right? I have been sharing so many with you lately, but this one is the first keto broccoli casserole recipe so I am very excited.
This easy keto chicken bacon ranch casserole recipe is made with only a few ingredients. Let’s see the few simple steps you need to follow to make the most delicious keto chicken casserole.
Before you start, gather all the ingredients needed in the recipe on your work surface. This is my favorite way to work to cook faster and make sure I don’t miss any ingredients. For this bacon ranch chicken keto casserole, you need:
To recreate the flavor of a ranch dressing sauce, you need the ingredients below. This will mimic your favorite ranch dressing, but it’s a keto-friendly version with no sugar or additives, so even better for your health! For the ranch dressing, you need the extra ingredients below:
I should probably call this a Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Broccoli Casserole since it’s using steamed broccoli.
First, remove the broccoli feet and cut them into small broccoli florets.
Then, place the small broccoli florets into a vegetable steamer or into boiling water. Steam or boil the broccoli for 4-6 minutes maximum to keep them fork tender. Since the broccoli will be baked in the casserole dish later, you don’t want to overcook the broccoli or they will get mushy in the casserole.
Finally, drain and place the broccoli florets into the casserole dish in a single layer. Set aside for 10 minutes to give some time to the broccoli to steam out.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200C (400F).
Bring the pieces of bacon into a frying pan or skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until they release some fat.
Next, stir in the diced chicken breast and fry into the bacon fat to give it flavor. Keep cooking until the meat is not pink, about 5 minutes and then, add all the ranch dressing ingredients, including half or each cheddar cheeses.
Stir until the sauce simmers and forms bubbles on the side of the pan.
For this final step, pour the cheese and bacon sauce over the broccoli florets.
Stir to combine the florets evenly with the sauce. Add the remaining grated cheese on top of the baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is broiled.
If you don’t like broccoli, there are plenty of other keto vegetables you can use in this recipe, like cooked cauliflower, cooked spaghetti squash strands, or cooked green beans.
Check out my list of keto-friendly vegetables to choose the one that matches your taste.
Yes, you can make this bacon chicken ranch casserole using dairy-free ingredients.
Simply replace sour cream with coconut cream and omit the cheese in the casserole.
To add a cheesy flavor, you can add a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast to the sauce. Of course, nutritional yeats and coconut cream will raise the net carbs, but it will still be a very low-chicken bacon ranch casserole if you can’t have dairy!
On keto, we focus on eating fat for fuel to fit our keto macros- check my keto macro calculator if you need help to calculate yours.
So this means we don’t worry much about the type of fat and usually saturated fat is not a concern. This said, if you are looking for a low-saturated fat keto casserole, these are my tips:
This keto bacon ranch chicken casserole serves 8 people. Each portion is about 1 cup of the entire dish and it’s the perfect size needed for a fulfilling keto dinner. One serve of this easy chicken bacon ranch casserole contains :
You can store this casserole in the fridge, directly in its casserole dish covered with plastic wrap. It stores up to 4 days in the fridge.
You can also freeze this casserole recipe in single-serve portions, each stored in a sealed container. Always thaw the frozen meal in the fridge 24 hours before eating. You can rewarm this recipe in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat until hot.
I love making keto casserole as a quick and easy keto dinner for my family. Below are my favorite keto low carb recipes for family-friendly casserole. They all contain a very low net carb per serve to keep your macros on track!
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