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This is a family favorite. My mom used to make this for family dinners, and it became a staple when I got married and finally learned to cook. The original version uses one can of condensed cream of chicken soup, which is a no-no for people with Celiac disease. It's also not on plan if you're a Trim Healthy Mama, and definitely doesn't work with a low-carb lifestyle.
When I finally came up with my own low-carb, gluten-free cream of chicken soup recipe, I knew what I wanted to make first…low carb chicken divan casserole! This is a simple comfort food. I serve it with salad for the adults (for a Trim Healthy Mama S), and brown rice for the kids. Serving it with brown rice could be a great Trim Healthy Mama S Helper or Crossover, too!
I've been asked about the dish in the photo, and about where I buy the baking blend for the cream of chicken soup, so here's where you can find them:
Here are two similar casserole dishes:
And the Baking Blend I use:
I get fresh, good quality chicken from Zaycon Fresh (they're everywhere!). It's worth stocking up at these prices!
- 3 cooked chicken breasts, cooled and cubed
- 1 package frozen broccoli florets or chopped broccoli (at least 10 oz)
- 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1/3 recipe "Low-Carb Cream of Chicken Soup" from workingathomeschool.com
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- juice of 1 lemon
- salt and pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- In a 9x13 baking dish, combine cooked chicken, frozen broccoli, and 1 1/2 cups of grated cheese.
- In a separate bowl, stir together cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
- Pour soup/mayonnaise mixture over baking dish and stir to combine.
- Top with 1 1/2 cups of grated cheese and cover with foil.
- Bake at 350 for thirty minutes, then remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
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