Unbelievable! Paleo Pumpkin Cream Chicken Casserole

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Ready to go into the oven!

 

Paleo Pumpkin Cream Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 lbs chicken breasts, chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 medium sized spaghetti squash, cooked and shredded
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 can canned coconut milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Even the ingredients look good!

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Time to roast the vegies.  Chop your cauliflower and put it in a baking dish topped with a little bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. Then cut your spaghetti squash in half, use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and extra threads, place face down on a baking pan. Add the cauliflower and spaghetti squash to the oven, side by side if possible, to roast for around 25 minutes. (Depending how big your spaghetti squash is, the cauliflower made roast a little quicker) You will know your spaghetti squash is cooked when you can poke the outside skin and it gives a bit.
  3. While the squash and cauliflower are cooking, cook your chicken. Pull out either a LARGE saucepan or a large pot and put under medium-high heat.
  4. Add olive oil to it along with your minced garlic. Once the garlic begins to smell, add your chopped onions and cook until translucent.
  5. Add your chopped chicken to the cooking onions, cover and let steam for around 5 minutes.
  6. Once the chicken is about 2/3 cooked through, add your can of pumpkin, half can of coconut milk, and spices directly to the pan. Mix thoroughly. Taste to see if you need any more spices or salt.
  7. Once your squash and cauliflower is done cooking, and chicken-sauce mixture is heated up, de-thread spaghetti squash with a fork, running the fork the opposite way of the threads.
  8. Add your spaghetti squash threads, roasted cauliflower, and chicken-sauce mixture to a 9×11 glass baking dish and add dish to the oven under the broiler. Cook for about 5 minutes, getting a little dark on the top.
  9. Remove from oven and let sit for around 10 minutes to help the sauce thicken up. Enjoy!
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Cooked, and ready for dinner!

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Unbelievable! Paleo Pumpkin Cream Chicken Casserole

  1. Sounds delish! I’m going to make it next week. But I have to ask…….what’s up with the Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and other seldom used main dish spices in these Paleo recipes? Who is writing these……….a Rastafarian? 😉

  2. Rebekah is cooking this Monday night. She’s at the store right now shopping for it. She’s starting to implement some Paleo into her life. Now we can do it together. It looks good Sco. Keep it up. We love your blog!

  3. I wish you had put what size of can for the coconut milk. I have coconut milk to use, but don’t know how much your “half a can” was.

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