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chicken, butternut squash, and green peas in a white bowl with a spoon with text that reads Savory Chicken Casserole

Savory Chicken Casserole

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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)
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano


  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. Mix in the 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

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American