This baked chicken and zucchini casserole is creamy, hearty and low-carb! The whole family will love this easy casserole, plus it's a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies (concealed in a delicious cheese sauce!).

Adam Hickman
Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a medium bowl. Add zucchini and bell pepper to the pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, about 4 minutes. Transfer the zucchini mixture to the bowl with the chicken.

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  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the pan. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, until the flour starts to brown, about 1 minute. Add broth and milk; bring to a boil, whisking often. Remove from heat and add cream cheese and 3/4 cup mozzarella; stir until melted. Stir in pepper and salt. Drain liquid from the chicken and vegetable mixture; stir the chicken and vegetables into the cheese sauce. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish. Place the dish on a foil-lined baking sheet; sprinkle the casserole with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Bake until the top is browned and the edges are bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 33.6g; carbohydrates 11.1g; dietary fiber 1.2g; sugars 4.9g; fat 13.8g; saturated fat 6.9g; cholesterol 114.3mg; vitamin a iu 1050.1IU; vitamin c 33.5mg; folate 60.1mcg; calcium 196mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 58.4mg; potassium 747.8mg; sodium 388.7mg.
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Reviews (7)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2020
This was easy, creamy and delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2021
Delicious. I didn't have a red pepper so I used sun dried tomatoes. I used Gruyere cheese on the top. The sauce was so creamy. Protein and veggie in the same dish- that's a win! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2020
I made this the other day and it was so delicious! My husband asked if he could have this every week. Creamy doesn’t quite describe it. My husband dripped a little on the floor and I swear my dog licked a layer off the floor trying to get every bit. This is a gotta do. I do admit I accidentally added extra butter (tablespoon ish) plan to make that mistake again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2020
Fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2020
This was a great dish for my family! I used spiral noodles and the casserole was perfect on top! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2020
I followed the recipe but with a slight tweak. Added fresh garlic to the sautéed veggies and 1/4 fresh parm to the cheese sauce. I also did not drain the juices from the bowl of chicken and veggies as Getting rid of all those flavors seemed silly. Served with fresh rolls and the family enjoyed it. Next time I will mix with spiral pasta before baking. Everyone at the table agreed it was missing the pasta! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2021
I added a bit of powdered garlic. Hot sauce when served. We loved it Read More
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