If you’re looking for a homemade ranch-flavored recipe that’s healthy, look no further than this homemade Ranch Chicken & Broccoli Bake, all without using bottled ranch dressing!
There’s nothing better than the flavor of ranch without all the added yucky ingredients from bottled salad dressings.
This yummy recipe comes straight from my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 meal plan, Eat to Achieve. This is a seasonal meal plan and only available during the winter months.
It’s low carb and perfect for most low carb diets for weight loss.
Chicken and Broccoli Recipe
Looking for simple and healthy chicken and broccoli recipes for weight loss? Look no further than this Ranch Chicken & Broccoli Bake!
This classic combination of ingredients is not only delicious, but it’s also packed with nutrients, low in calories and low carb.
There are so many ways to prepare chicken and broccoli recipes, from stir-fries to sheet pan dinners. One of my favorites is this low carb Ranch Chicken & Broccoli Bake recipe!
The chicken and cheese both bring a savory punch to this dish, while the broccoli and the ranch herbs add a fresh flavor profile that’s simply scrumptious when paired together!
Packed with protein and fiber, this chicken and broccoli recipe is a win-win for your taste buds and your health and wellness goals.
The next time you’re craving something hearty yet healthy, dive into this Ranch Chicken & Broccoli Bake, a simple recipe that will surely make your taste buds do the happy dance!
Chicken and Broccoli Dish Ingredients
Like most of my low carb recipes, this chicken and broccoli recipe is simple to make. It only includes a few key ingredients, which include:
- dried parsley
- dried dill weed
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- lemon juice
- sour cream
- broccoli florets
- shredded Cheese
Chicken and Broccoli Meal for the 17 Day Diet
If you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet, you can definitely enjoy this yummy chicken and broccoli recipe on all cycles of the diet.
If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!
You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).
Can I Have Chicken Broccoli Casseroles on the Kickstart Diet?
Yes, you can definitely have this chicken broccoli casserole while on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. You can have this dish starting on the 10-Day Stabilize Phase.
The reason you’re waiting until day 10 is due to the dairy – sour cream and cheese!
If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.
Keto Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
If you’re on the Keto Diet, this chicken and broccoli dish can be eaten as is. Remember to use full fat sour cream and full fat cheese.
Depending on your macros, you may also want to consider using dark chicken for more fat.
Low Carb Casseroles with Chicken and Broccoli
If you’re a sucker for chicken and broccoli dishes, make sure you check out these other amazing low carb recipes:
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For the Ranch Dressing:
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried parsley
- 1/2 Tablespoon dried dill weed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Splash of lemon juice
- 3/4 Cup Sour Cream (or more depending on how much dressing you want)
Other Ingredients for Casserole:
- 2 Large Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded
- 1 12oz package broccoli florets (about 4 cups), cooked al dente
- 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese (or a mixture of both)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Spray a 7X11 or 9X9 oven safe dish with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, add all Ranch Dressing ingredients and whisk until well blended.
- Next, add cooked chicken and broccoli to the large bowl and lightly toss to fully coat the chicken and broccoli with the Ranch Dressing.
- Add half of the cheese to the mixture and mix well.
- Transfer the chicken mixture to the dish and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake uncovered for 15 minutes until nice and hot! If you want your cheese crispy brown, turn on the broiler for a few minutes until you reach your desired color.
17 Day Diet – all cycles
17 Day Kickstart Diet – 10-Day Stabilize Phase
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