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Savory Chicken Casserole

  • Author: Whitney Carlson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This savory chicken casserole is one of the best guilt-free comfort food recipes we have ever had. You will not believe this is dairy free, gluten-free, and paleo approved.



  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream (skimmed off of the top of a can of coconut milk)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup green peas (if using frozen, thaw prior to adding to recipe)
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


  1. If you have not pre-prepared your chicken, place chicken in an additional pot of boiling water for 8-15 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and shred chicken using forks or a stand mixer. Not sure how to boil chicken? We’ve got you covered! Check out this post.
  2. Meanwhile, soften cubed and peeled butternut squash in a large pot of boiling water for approximately 40 minutes. Remove butternut squash from pot using a strainer and place in a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash butternut squash to a smooth, but somewhat chunky texture.
  3. Add apple cider vinegar, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper, oregano, thyme and onion powder to the mashed butternut squash and stir to combine.
  4. Add coconut creme and oil, stirring to combine.
  5. Stir in coconut oil, coconut creme, shredded chicken and green peas.
  6. Place mixture in a large skillet and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes on medium heat.


Recipe adapted from Paleo Grubs Stove-tip “Cheesy” Paleo Chicken Casserole

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American