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Keto BBQ Chicken Casserole Recipe

The BEST keto bbq chicken casserole recipe! Learn how to make this easy keto chicken casserole that tastes amazing and makes the perfect comfort recipe with only 2.3 grams of carbs per serving!

keto bbq chicken casserole

Keto bbq chicken casserole

When you can’t decide what to make for you or the family as a low carb dinner, this delicious chicken casserole recipe is a great one to try!

Made with low carb ingredients you likely have in your kitchen, this recipe, like my keto stuffed chicken breast or my keto chicken stuffed pepper recipe is not only easy and quick, but it’s also very satisfying and filled with juicy pieces of chicken you would be able to resist. 

Serve the keto chicken casserole with vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, green beans or some salads.

Types of keto BBQ sauces you can use

BBQ sauce isn’t typically low carb as 1 tablespoon of regular bbq sauce contains 7 grams of carbs. However, there are many other types of keto friendly bbq sauce that you can use in this recipe. These include:

  • Homemade keto bbq sauce
  • G Hughes original sugar free BBQ sauce
  • Primal kitchen organic and unsweetened barbecue sauce
  • Rufus Teague sugar free BBQ sauce 

Ingredients for keto bbq chicken casserole

These are all the ingredients you will need to make this chicken and cheese keto casserole:

  • 0.75lb. rotisserie chicken
  • ¾ cup sugar-free BBQ sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to make keto BBQ chicken casserole

To start, first gather all of your ingredients for this easy chicken casserole in one place, then preheat your oven to 350F.

ingredients for keto chicken casserole

Then grease an 8-inch baking dish with some oil.

Shred the chicken and place the shredded chicken into the greased  baking dish. Then sprinkle with garlic powder.

 

Top with crumbled bacon and keto friendly BBQ sauce.

Finish off with the cheeses.

 

Bake this easy bbq chicken casserole in an oven for 20 minutes. Once baked, the chicken casserole should look like this:

low carb bbq chicken casserole

 

Serve this hearty casserole warm with a side of salad or on its own!

baked chicken casserole

 

How to store bbq chicken casserole

You can store casserole in a fridge up to three days or in a freezer, in an airtight contain for up to a month. To serve, you should thaw in a fridge and reheat in a microwave.

 

Does the cut of chicken matter?

You can use any part of the chicken, breasts, thighs, or legs, as long as they are cooked and shredded. However, make sure there is no skin or on any bones.

 

How to cook chicken for chicken casseroles

The chicken used here is simple baked chicken. Still, here are some other cooking methods you can try:

  • Instant pot method; season chicken to taste and sear in an instant pot in some oil until golden. Place chicken on a trivet and pour in 1 cup chicken stock. Cook the chicken on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Slow cooker method; season chicken to taste and place in a slow cooker. Cover with chicken broth. Cook on low for 3 hours. Shred and use.
  • Poaching chicken method; place chicken in a saucepan. Add desired seasonings and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer the chicken until the inner temperature reaches 165F or for 8-14 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken breast.
  • Stove top method; heat oil in a skillet. Add chicken breasts and cook for 5 minutes per side. Use in the recipe.

 

Recipe Variations

This recipe can be made with different chicken parts, the use of different cheese, and instead of bacon you can use:

  • Chopped ham 
  • Prosciutto 
  • Or turkey bacon 

Can this chicken keto casserole recipe be made ahead?

Yes, this recipe can be made ahead. To make ahead, simply cook you chicken like the day before, then store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Once you’re ready to make this recipe, take out you chicken and follow the recipe above.

You can also just prepare the entire casserole and store in the refrigerator before use. Thaw and heat when you’re ready to serve.

More keto casserole recipes

Keto BBQ Chicken Casserole

Keto BBQ Chicken Casserole

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The BEST keto bbq chicken casserole recipe! Learn how to make this easy keto chicken casserole that tastes amazing and makes the perfect comfort recipe with only 2.3 grams of carbs per serving!

Ingredients

  • 0.75lb. rotisserie chicken
  • ¾ cup sugar-free BBQ sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. To start, first gather all of your ingredients for this easy chicken casserole in one place, then preheat your oven to 350F.
    2. Then grease an 8-inch baking dish with some oil.
    3. Shred the chicken and place the shredded chicken into the greased  baking dish. Then sprinkle with garlic powder.
    4. Top with crumbled bacon and keto friendly BBQ sauce.
    5. Finish off with the cheeses.
    6. Bake this easy bbq chicken casserole in an oven for 20 minutes.
    7. Serve this hearty casserole warm with a side of salad or on its own!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 17.5gSaturated Fat: 8.3gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 910mgCarbohydrates: 2.3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 34.7g

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