Chicken & Zucchini Casserole


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!).

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
8 cups


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup no-salt-added chicken broth

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese

  • 1 ¼ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Chicken & Zucchini Casserole
    Photographer /Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist / Kay Clarke, Food Stylist / Emily Nabors Hall

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
14g Fat
11g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 34g 67%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Vitamin A 1050IU 21%
Vitamin C 34mg 37%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Sodium 389mg 17%
Calcium 196mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Potassium 748mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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