BBQ Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Casserole
This low carb, comforting casserole is a winner every time. It is super easy to make and combines the wonderful flavors of homemade bbq sauce with cauliflower rice, chicken and cheese.
The Last Of The Ingredients…
Casseroles are a staple in my house. I can’t help but make one every week. They are easy, hearty, filling and satisfying…and they can be made with pretty much any ingredients you have on hand.
A couple of days ago, we only had some Low Carb BBQ Sauce, chicken, cheese and cauliflower rice in the refrigerator. So I went with what what we had and created this dinner, which turned out amazingly tasty and comforting! Plus, it was super easy and simple to make…which is always lovely!
Made With Love…And…
- Chicken Breasts – I used three small-medium sized breasts, and it turned out perfect. But, if your chicken breasts are on the larger side, then I stick with just two.
- Olive Oil – It’s important to make sure that this measurement is divided. 1 tbsp of it is used to drizzle on the chicken breasts, and the other tablespoon is to sauté the cauliflower rice in. And yes, before you ask, you can substitute this for butter…which I do in a lot of recipes!
- Garlic – I usually (well, pretty much always), have minced garlic on hand. But if you don’t, it’s ok because garlic powder is a great substitution.
- Cauliflower Rice – As I have mentioned time and time again, I am now a big fan of cauliflower rice. It has about 3g net carbs per 1 cup and tastes great in Cauliflower Rice Carbonara, Loaded Cauliflower Rice Risotto and Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh. Cauliflower rice is dead easy to make yourself (either with a food processor or box grater), but I personally prefer to buy it already riced and ready to go.
- Bacon – There was no way I was going to make a cheesy, chicken-y, casserole without adding bacon to it. I simply love the flavor and crunch it gives to this dish!
- Chicken Stock – This helps thin out the Easy 5-Minute Low Carb BBQ Sauce to ensure the whole casserole stays juicy.
- Cheddar Cheese – Cheddar & BBQ is a match made in heaven. Add a handful (or two) of mozzarella cheese to amp up the cheesy-factor.
- Easy 5-Minute Low Carb BBQ Sauce – Yes, you can always opt for your favorite low carb bbq sauce, but I only ever use this homemade one, because it’s friggin’ delicious and only takes 5 minutes to make!
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BBQ Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Casserole
- 2-3 chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp olive oil divided
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 4 cups cauliflower rice
- 1/2 cup Easy 5-Minute Low Carb BBQ Sauce divided (clickable link in notes below)
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- Optional: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (to garnish)
- Preheat the oven to 420ºF.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix the Easy 5-Minute Low Carb BBQ Sauce and chicken stock together.
- Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet and drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle the salt over them. Bake for 20 minutes, until the juices run clear. Allow to rest for 5 minutes, before slicing.
- While the chicken is resting. Heat the other 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the cauliflower rice and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Add 1/2 the barbecue-stock mixture (place the remaining 1/2 sauce aside) and combine well, until all the rice is evenly coated in the sauce.
- Transfer and evenly spread the cauliflower rice over the bottom of a casserole dish.
- Top with the sliced chicken.
- Pour the remaining bbq sauce over the chicken, coating well.
- Sprinkle the bacon, then top with the cheese.
- Place under the broil for 2-3 minutes (keeping an eye on it so it doesn't burn), until browned slightly on top and the cheese is bubbly.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Net Carbs: 5.8g
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator.