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Loaded Buffalo Chicken No-Tato Casserole

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword Healthy Southern Casseroles, Keto, KETO Casseroles, Low Carb Chicken Casserole, THM S, Trim Healthy Mama
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Teresia

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower* cut into bite sized pieces with stems removed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp mineral salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 4-6 tbsp hot sauce (I use Franks)
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced or diced and bite sized
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 4-6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped green onion, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large 15x11" baking dish with cooking spray. 

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and hot sauce. 

  3. Add the cut-up cauliflower and chicken in the bowl and pour the sauce over and stir to coat well. Transfer the chicken/cauli mixture to the 15x11 casserole dish using a slotted spoon. Discard any extra marinade leftover.

  4. Bake the cauliflower and chicken for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Stir the chicken and cauliflower briefly.

    Turn the oven up to 425 degrees and return the casserole dish to the oven and cook for another 20 minutes then stir and check for tenderness.

  5. Once it is fork tender, remove the casserole from the oven, and sprinkle 3/4 of the green onions all over the casserole. 

    Next add all of the cheese. 

    Turn the oven off and return the dish to the still hot oven for a few more minutes to melt the cheese.

  6. Garnish with the rest of the green onions and a dollop of sour cream. I recommend serving with your favorite ranch dressing or just a dollop of sour cream.

Recipe Notes

*This is an updated version of the original roasted cauliflower that combines the cauliflower and chicken in one larger (15x11) dish and allows them to bake together rather than roasting separately.

*Recipe was also tested with 2 (10 oz) frozen packages of cauliflower piece

*Baking time is longer but the flavor is great and much easier prep for busy cooks.

*If the frozen cauliflower is used the marinade will cling to it more than the room temp fresh cauliflower. 


NUTRITION INFORMATION:

YIELD:

8

SERVING SIZE:

1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 523  TOTAL FAT: 31g  SATURATED FAT: 12g  TRANS FAT: 0g UNSATURATED FAT: 17g CARBOHYDRATES: 10g NET CARBOHYDRATES: 6g FIBER: 4g SUGAR: 3g SUGAR ALCOHOLS: 0g PROTEIN: 51g