Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole (Paleo + Whole30)

As part of our weekly meal prep, we love to make a big dinner Sunday, like this Paleo + Whole30 healthy chicken and broccoli casserole and have the leftovers in the fridge the following week. This casserole is a great, Paleo + Whole30 family-friendly and large dinner recipe!

Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole (Paleo + Whole30)

Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs chicken thighs
  2. 1 tbsp avocado oil
  3. 10 pieces bacon, diced
  4. 3 cups cauliflower rice
  5. 4 cups broccoli florets
  6. 2 cups mushrooms, diced
  7. 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  8. 2 tbsp minced garlic
  9. 1.5 cups coconut milk
  10. Salt and pepper, about 1 tsp each
  11. 1 tbsp butter, ghee or coconut oil

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Grease a sheet pan with avocado oil and place chicken on the pan. Season lightly with salt and pepper on both sides. Place in the oven to cook for 6 minutes. Remove, flip and place back in the oven to cook for 6 more minutes or until cooked through.
  • When the chicken has finished, set it aside while you make the rest of the ingredients and turn the oven down to 400° Fahrenheit.
  • Prep bacon, cauli rice, broccoli, mushrooms and garlic as noted.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in diced bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until it just starts to get crispy, about 6-7 minutes. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Now, prepare the creamy sauce. Using the same pan you cooked the bacon in over medium heat, add mushrooms and cook until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add in the arrowroot flour and minced garlic and stir around to mix well with the mushrooms, about 1-2 minutes.