Keto Friendly Chicken Divan

Keto Friendly Chicken Divan is a great low carb chicken casserole your whole family can enjoy. Based on the classic Chicken Divan recipe, this recipe removes the carbs, but the flavor remains.

Chicken Divan in a baking dish

Keto Friendly Chicken Divan is the perfect casserole!

This Keto friendly chicken divan recipe is perfect for when you need to reduce the carbs and you want to enjoy classic casseroles you have loved your whole life. This recipe was originally created with broccoli, almonds, the classic and carb-heavy Mornay sauce.

In this recipe, the sauce is substituted for mayonnaise. The mayonnaise helps to make the whole casserole stay moist and full of flavor. You won’t miss having pasta or other starch in this casserole.

Low Carb Chicken Casserole perfection

This recipe uses pre-cooked chicken. I often simply poach inexpensive bone-in split chicken breasts for about 20 to 25 minutes and use these. The split chicken breasts are a lot cheaper than the boneless skinless chicken breasts we so often buy.

I then quickly remove the skin and ribs and throw the chicken into my Bosch mixer with my cookie paddles, and it beautifully shreds the chicken breast. To make cooking this even easier, I purchase frozen broccoli and use that for the recipe. Frozen broccoli has already been blanched, so it makes cooking a breeze.

Chicken Divan on a white plate

One bite and your whole family is going to love this low carb chicken broccoli divan! It’s easy to prepare and is rich and filling. Did I mention, it reheats well too!

Before you go, please share your ideas for creating a great low carb chicken casserole!

Chicken divan on a white plate.

Chicken Divan

An easy chicken casserole everyone will want a second helping. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casserole, Chicken Breast, Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 12
Calories: 871kcal


  • 3 Pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 Pounds Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 pounds frozen broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped onion


  • Boil the chicken breasts for 20 minutes and then cut into 1/2 inch cubes. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients, except for 1 pound of Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Place the mixture in a large glass baking dish, and sprinkle the remaining pound of Shredded Cheddar Cheese on the top. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 60 minutes or until the topping on the cheese bubbles. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes to allow the cheese to congeal before serving.


Calories: 871kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 1098mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1665IU | Vitamin C: 69.8mg | Calcium: 865mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Nova Taylor

    5 stars
    I made this yesterday at home and guess what it turned out really amazing and delicious, but I used fresh broccoli which didn’t make any big difference in the taste.
    Thank you and keep sharing:)

  2. Brenda

    Can fresh broccoli be used instead of frozen? Also, I noticed that in the Nutrition Facts, it has a lot of sodium, cholesterol, and the calories from fat are very high…is this healthy? I value your opinion. Thank you in advance…

    • Stephanie

      Yes, you can use fresh broccoli, you will need to steam it before simply baking it. This recipe is high fat and higher protein. This recipe is meant for people following the low-carb and keto diet. Both of those two diets emphasize fat and protein. If you are following a low-fat diet, this isn’t the recipe that is appropriate for your personal diet.

  3. Carol

    So glad you’re doing Keto recipes now. Always nice to have another resource and your recipes are always so delicious! Will try this soon.

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