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Keto Chicken and Bacon Casserole with Thyme

Louise Hendon | January 9
Keto Chicken and Bacon Casserole with Thyme #keto https://ketosummit.com/keto-chicken-bacon-casserole-thyme

The breakfast casserole is a thing of beauty. It can serve one with leftovers or a big brunch crowd without breaking a sweat and, it can be served for almost any meal, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. That’s a good thing because you’ll want to eat this Keto chicken and bacon casserole all day long! It starts with the base, sliced chicken breast and crispy bacon. To that, in goes a healthy serving of grated carrots and flavorful thyme. Then, to top it all off, a rich and silky custard made with fresh eggs and coconut cream. Morning, noon or night, this casserole is sure to be a hit!

Three Tips for Casserole Success

  1. Always start with cooked meat – Though this casserole is baked in the oven, it’s best to start with pre-cooked meats because it makes cooking the casserole a breeze and browning the meat is another opportunity for flavor. As an added bonus, this is a great way to use up any leftover chicken or even turkey from dinner the night before.
  2. Moisture is not your friend – You may notice that the recipe says to squeeze excess water of your carrots. It may be tempting to skip this step if you’re in a rush but it’s actually very important. The ratio of coconut cream to eggs yields a perfect creamy custard. Any extra moisture from the carrots runs the risk of turning your casserole soggy. Make sure to keep this in mind for any substitutions.
  3. Oven alternatives – Craving a casserole but can use your oven? One option is to cook it on the stove-top like a frittata (see here for instructions) but there is an easier way. You can actually make breakfast casseroles in the crockpot. Check out one low-carb example here (contains dairy).

Storing and Enjoying Leftovers

Leftovers are one of the best parts of a casserole, read on for a few tips on how to make the most of your breakfast casserole on day two.

  • Baked casserole can be stored in the fridge for up to five days and in the freezer for up to two months.
  • Unless you’re planning on serving a crowd, freezing individual slices is a good option for convenience.
  • Leftover casserole can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast sandwich on a slice of Keto bread.

Finding Your Perfect Casserole Match

Keto Chicken and Bacon Casserole with Thyme #keto https://ketosummit.com/keto-chicken-bacon-casserole-thyme

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Keto Chicken and Bacon Casserole with Thyme


  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Breakfast, Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Bacon and eggs meets classic chicken casserole.


Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 4 slices of bacon, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) coconut oil, to cook the chicken and bacon with
  • 2 carrots, grated (squeeze excess water out)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups (480 ml) coconut cream
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
  2. Add coconut oil to a frying pan and brown the diced bacon and chicken.
  3. Fill a large casserole dish with the bacon, chicken, carrots, and thyme and season with some salt and pepper.
  4. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and coconut cream together.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the chicken mixture.
  6. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes.

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutrition

  • Calories: 363
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 18 g

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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