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Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole

This Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole is a delicious low carb skillet dinner

To be completely honest this Buffalo Chicken Casserole really shouldn’t really be called a casserole…it should be called a Kick-Ass-Erole.  It’s just sooo good, the spaghetti squash adds a textural element to the dish (I’ve been watching too much Food Network) that makes each bite absolutely amazing.  I’ve tried versions of this dish that call for just chicken and cheese(s), and it’s less casserole and more of a dip or spread and is far too rich to eat more than a bite or two.

I think I may have a minor addiction to buffalo sauce.  I put it on just about everything… burgers, omelets, pork chop, you name it. Without thinking about it too hard I can only think of one thing I would never put buffalo sauce in...my morning coffee 🤢, but nothing pairs better with buffalo sauce than chicken (and maybe spaghetti squash) especially when you add a little blue cheese (which I totally did after photographing this as I didn’t think about it beforehand).  This is my ultimate meal and I’m getting hungry typing this, so I’m going to wrap it up.

This Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole is a delicious low carb skillet dinner.

I love making and sharing recipes that have hidden veggies like this one, especially when it’s as nutrient dense as spaghetti squash.  The “Squaghetti” contains a surprising amount of omega-3’s which aids in reducing inflammation, roughly 10% of the RDI of Vitamin C in a single cup, and plenty of B vitamins which promote optimal cellular function.  Best of all, spaghetti squashes are typically less than a $2/lb so you get a lot of bang for your buck!

Check out the following links to read more about the awesome nutritional benefits of spaghetti squash and more:

What is Spaghetti Squash Good For - Food Facts powered by Mercola

6 Incredible Reasons to Eat Spaghetti Squash - Naturally Savvy

What are The Benefits of Spaghetti Squash - LiveStrong

Serves: 6

Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole

This Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole is a great low carb skillet dinner!

prep time: 10 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 55 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 550 g of cooked "noodles")
  • 1.5 lbs boneless + skinless chicken thighs 
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 large eggs
Toppings:
  • Cilantro
  • Buffalo sauce
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced 

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. 
  2. Microwave the spaghetti squash by poking holes all over it with a fork and microwaving for 15 minutes. Once done cut in half and use a fork to scoop out the strands. Place in a colander to drain. 
  3. Heat a large 10.5" skillet over medium heat and fry the bacon until crispy, remove, chop, and set aside. 
  4. Sprinkle the chicken with the onion powder and garlic powder then place in skillet, cook the chicken about 5 minutes per side until crispy and cooked through. Remove to a cutting board and chop into small bite sized pieces. 
  5. Add 3 of the sliced jalapeños to the skillet and saute 30 seconds. Add in the cream cheese, sour cream, and buffalo sauce. Mix until melty then add in the spaghetti squash, bacon, and chicken. Pour in the beaten egg and mix well. 
  6. Top with the shredded cheese and the remaining sliced jalapeño. Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Top with desired toppings and serve. 

calories

391

fat (grams)

26.3

sat. fat (grams)

12.8

carbs (grams)

9.8

net carbs

7.8

protein (grams)

33

Fiber

2
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