This healthy, grain-free Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole makes just enough for two, or double or triple it for a family. Loaded with healthy vegetables, lean chicken, and real cheese, this no-chop recipe is made without ever having to touch a knife! PS: it’s freezable, so within minutes you can have a healthy, grain-free, no-chop freezer meal!
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast cooked and shredded
- 12 oz frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated, divided
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese not nonfat
- 1 egg
- 5 oz frozen broccoli about 2 cups
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
To Cook Immediately
- Preheat oven to 350. Combine cooked and shredded chicken, cauliflower rice, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, egg, broccoli, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Divide mixture evenly between two individual au gratin dishes or any oven-safe dish.
- Top with cheese. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
- Prepare as directed above, but do not bake. Cover tightly. Freeze.
To Cook After Freezing
- Thaw. Preheat oven to 350. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 minutes.
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This looks like something that I could make ahead for lunches during the work week.
what do you mean by 2 each on the eggs and chicken breast?
Hi Jess. “each” is just a unit identifier sometimes used if there isn’t something like “cups” or “oz”. It really doesn’t mean anything. It sometimes helps in a sentence setting such as if we said “Use 2 each, 4 oz steaks”. That looks better than “Use 2 4 oz steaks” since it separates the 2 and the 4 and arguably makes it clearer. We don’t always use it in the ingredients list and I think it does make it a little less clear in this case since this recipe is a recipe for 2 people.
Anyway, when it says “1 each chicken breast” it just means 1 chicken breast. When it says “1 each egg” it just means 1 egg. It doesn’t mean per person or anything, that is total for the recipe.
Just curious are the frozen cauliflower rice or the frozen broccoli pre cooked before combining or frozen? Thanks!
Hi Jessi! They do not need to be cooked or thawed for this recipe.