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Monday, August 27, 2012

Chicken Casserole Good Enough for Company

Most of the time, when I tell people I  live low carb they have visions of eating cheese burgers for breakfast minus the bun. Or pounds of bacon in the fridge to munch on (If Only!)
Yes I eat a lot more protein and I do have heavy cream in my coffee and yes, I do eat real butter but really I do eat veggies as well.  Hey, I even eat pasta!  Chicken casserole recipes are all over the web so why not one more right? I will be honest here and let you know of one website that I love. Your Lighter Side has a lot of recipes and if you are looking for a starting place, then I recommend you start there. There is lots of inspiration there.

  With that out of the way, here is my:

 Company Chicken Casserole
2 cups cooked chicken (left over chicken is fine)
1/2 box of Dreamfield Macaroni
1/2 purple onion chopped fine
1/2 bell pepper chopped fine (I used green pepper)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup chicken broth
4 Tablespoons butter
minced garlic to taste
3 cups shredded cheese (I used a combination of Cheddar and Parmesan)
4 slices of bacon already cooked and broken into small pieces.
1 cup olives

Cook the Pasta according to directions and drain. In a microwave safe dish, mix everything together and cook covered until the cheese melts. Check every 5 minutes. I placed it under the broiler to give it a little browning. 

I made this for our church pot luck and told a few people who, like me, live a low carb lifestyle, but didn't tell most people and there was not much left over to take home.  In fact, there was just enough to bring to work for lunch today.  

Carb count 2.5 carbs per serving!  
Do you have a "Go- To" Recipe when company is coming?


  1. I'm always looking for new healthy recipes, so I'll definitely have to check out that website ... even though we're not eating what might be considered low-carb, we do watch our carb intake as well as our fat intake ... I guess it's kind of a low-carb/low-fat combo. ;-)

  2. It looks wonderful. I can't use heavy cream in my cooking though. My son is lactose intolerant. Poor dude!

  3. Your recipe sounds really good--and easy too! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for sharing. This sounds tasty and I definitely will make it for us.

  5. This looks good! Thanks for the tip on the Iphone-I tried it and it does help : )


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