Chicken and rice casseroles are creamy, comforting, and.. keyword: creamy.
One of the cardinal rules in ordering healthy when you’re dining out is avoiding anything with “creamy” in the title.
However, with this casserole, you’re still getting the same creamy, indulgent consistency, without all the butter and cream.
This Paleo-friendly version of the classic “chicken and rice casserole” uses coconut milk, chicken broth, and eggs to create a creaminess that’s nutritious and clean-eating friendly. This casserole is protein and veggie packed, making it an all-around good-for-you meal, while still satisfying those comfort food cravings.
This casserole is meal-prep friendly, ideal for prepping on a Sunday and having for dinners and lunches all week. If you want to lighten it up a bit, use lite coconut milk. However, the consistency won’t be as creamy, it’ll be little more broth-like. The flavors are still there, though, so it’s up to your preference.
The celeriac rice absorbs the flavors in the chicken, broth, coconut milk, and softens to a rice-like consistency. The spinach, mushrooms, and garlic give this dish the savory, classic flavors of the original casserole, without adding unneeded fats and processed ingredients.
If you can’t find celeriac in your grocery store, you could use spiralized turnips, butternut squash, sweet potato, kohlrabi, rutabaga and even golden beets!
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Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 5 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.