Low carb ranch chicken casserole is perfect comfort food. From Lowcarb-ology.com

Ranch Chicken Casserole

Ranch chicken casserole is low carb but not low flavor! Chicken breast, bacon, cauliflower, and poblano are bathed in a creamy Alfredo sauce then topped with Cheddar cheese for an Atkins friendly meal anytime.

For this recipe you’ll need: chicken breast, olive oil, cauliflower, poblano, onion, cream cheese, heavy cream, Cheddar cheese, garlic powder, cumin, and southwestern seasoning mix (sugar free).

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Yummy, creamy Ranch Chicken Casserole with just a little over 3 net carbs per serving! Poblano gives it a little heat. This one is a keeper! From Lowcarb-ology.com

We all know that Tex-Mex food is high on my list so it’s not a big surprise to find the poblano and cumin on the ingredients list!

Being a food writer is lots of fun but it’s also tough because you are constantly looking ahead and trying to figure out what everyone is going to want to eat two months from now. Anyway, I came across a recipe for ranch chicken bubble-up on the Pillsbury site. It was made with biscuit dough and chicken and lots of my favorite flavors. And it was loaded, loaded, loaded with carbs. I thought the flavors would be great, though and decided to use cauliflower as the foundation. It worked perfectly!

Once you cover the chicken breast with the southwestern seasoning you’ll need to let it sit for 10 minutes or so while you are steaming the cauliflower and grating the cheese — or playing SimCity BuildIt. Whatever.

Low carb, creamy Ranch Chicken Casserole is serious comfort food for anyone who likes Tex-Mex flavor! So yummy! From Lowcarb-ology.com

During that time the meat absorbs some of the flavor from the seasoning and it just tastes better. You’ll need a cast iron pan so that you can get it super hot. That’s how you are going to get that gorgeous caramelization on the chicken. Once everything is mixed together you just slide it under the broiler for a few minutes so the cheese can get bubbly and you’ve got an amazing Tex-Mex dinner with just a little over 3 carbs per serving.
Here’s that ranch chicken casserole recipe!

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Ranch Chicken Casserole

Chicken breast is covered with a spicy southwest seasoning and then seared to seal in the flavor. Once cooked through it’s mixed with cauliflower, poblano, and a cheesy creamy sauce.
Course Low Carb Main, Main
Cuisine American, American – low -carb
Keyword Casserole, chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 503kcal
Author Marye Audet


  • 6 ounces chicken breast
  • 1-2 teaspoons Southwestern seasoning make sure it’s sugar free
  • 2 ounces cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poblano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 0.5 ounces grated Cheddar cheese


  • Cut the chicken breast into 1-inch cubes.
  • Place in a bowl and toss with the seasoning.
  • Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
  • Steam 2 ounces of cauliflower until tender.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat a heavy skillet and add the olive oil using a spatula to cover the bottom of the pan evenly.
  • Add the chicken and let it sear on the bottom a few minutes before turning it to sear on the other side.
  • Turn the heat down and add the poblano and onion.
  • Cook, moving the ingredients around with the spatula once in awhile, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are soft.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Mix the chicken mixture and the cauliflower in a broiler-safe dish.
  • Mix the cream cheese and heavy cream in a small microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat until the cheese is softened.
  • Add the garlic and cumin
  • Stir until smooth and pour over the chicken mixture, stirring gently to coat.
  • Sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese.
  • Place under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 902mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 2mg

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