You thought casseroles were gone when you quit gluten and dairy, but it’s not the truth!
You don’t need noodles and milk to hit that comfort-food sweet spot, this low-carb dish proves it.
Full fat coconut milk is your secret weapon for creaminess in this recipe, the tapioca starch (you can also use arrowroot or potato starch) thickens the casserole and the nutritional yeast brings the cheese flavor.
If you like more starch and carbs, serve this over rice, a baked potato, or lentil pasta.
Whip up a fresh avocado and tomato salad to bring some freshness and you’ve got an easy weeknight meal ready to rock.
Save some for leftovers, it gets even better as it sits!
Gluten-free, vegan, grain-free and delicious!
- 1 lb Chicken Thighs (boneless, skinless)
- ¼ tsp Sea Salt (divided)
- 1 tsp Avocado Oil
- 5 cups Broccoli (cut into florets)
- ½ Yellow Onion (thinly sliced)
- 1¼ cups Organic Coconut Milk (full fat, from the can)
- 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1 tbsp Tapioca Flour
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ¾ cup Organic Chicken Broth
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF (204ºC).
- Season the chicken thighs with half of the sea salt. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the avocado oil. Working in batches, add the chicken and cook for 6 to 7 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove the chicken and set aside to cool. Once cool, shred the chicken with two forks.
- In the same skillet, using the fat from the chicken, add the broccoli and yellow onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the broccoli is bright green. Remove from the pan.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, add the coconut milk, nutritional yeast, tapioca flour, garlic powder and remaining sea salt. Whisk to combine. Bring to a simmer, then turn off the heat and add the chicken broth.
- Add the chicken thighs to an oven-safe dish and top with the broccoli and onions. Add the coconut milk sauce on top and give it a stir. Place it in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove, let it cool slightly and then serve. Enjoy!
More Carbs Serve with rice, cauliflower rice, or crispy potatoes.
No Tapioca Flour Use arrowroot flour or corn starch.
Foods that Heal High fiber foods, like broccoli, keep the entire digestive system flushed and healthy.