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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole (Video)

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole is an updated version of a tasty favorite, and it’s a perfect way to use leftover chicken or turkey!

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The Friday Favorites recipe I’m featuring this week is this amazing Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserolethat seems to have been a hit with just about every one who’s tried it. And there’s a fun story too, about just this recipe morphed into the version you see here.

Year ago I came across a long-forgotten recipe for Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole w-a-y back in the archives. I remembered how much I used to like it, but it had canned soup, so I set out on a quest to make an updated version of the recipe without using soup. It took several tries (involving both Jake and Kara) to come up with a version we considered a wow, but when Kara and I made the Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole you see in these photos, we absolutely loved it!

We did make this into a recipe that’s higher in fat than the original version, which is why I called it cheesy! The updated version is also lower in carbs, and makes more servings than the version with canned soup. Both versions call for chicken breasts that you cook in water or stock with seasonings, but if you have leftover rotisserie chicken or leftover turkey you can use that instead. We used a moderate amount of curry powder hoping Kara’s kids would eat it, but if you’re a big curry fan, you can always use more. And if the indulgent amount of cheese we used seems like too much for you, this will definitely be good with less cheese.

And, I always hate to delete an older recipe, even if I don’t make it that way any more, so here is the original recipe, in case anyone was a fan of that version. You can also check out Low-Carb and Keto Recipes for Leftover Turkey or Chicken if you’d like more ideas using cooked chicken.

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How to Make Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Poach four chicken breasts in water or stock with some poultry seasoning and thyme, then shred the chicken apart. (You can also use 4-5 cups leftover rotisserie chicken or leftover turkey.)
  2. Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces and cook in the microwave until it’s barely tender-crisp. (Drain it after cooking if it seems very wet.)
  3. Whisk together mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, sweet curry powder, and hot curry powder.
  4. Then mix in the grated cheese and Parmesan.
  5. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a 9″ X 13″ casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  6. Put shredded chicken and barely cooked broccoli into the casserole dish, stir to combine, and season to taste with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
  7. Use a rubber scraper to spread the cheesy curry topping over the chicken and broccoli and top with more grated cheese.
  8. Bake the Creamy Cheesy Low-Carb Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole at 375F for 35-40 minutes, or until it’s nicely browned and bubbling hot.

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

You could certainly eat this as a one-dish meal like I did, but if you want more vegetables I’d eat it over The BEST Easy Cauliflower Rice or serve with something like Lemony Green Beans.

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Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole finished casserole close-up photo

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole is an updated version of a casserole I made years ago.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into lengthwise strips
  • 1 tsp. poultry season
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • water or chicken stock to cover the chicken while cooking. (see notes)
  • 6 cups bite-sized broccoli pieces
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 T lemon juice (see notes)
  • 2 tsp. sweet curry powder
  • 1 tsp. hot curry powder (Use any combination of curry powders you prefer.)
  • 3 cups grated Three Cheese Blend (Use less cheese if you prefer of course.)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C. Spray a 9" x 13" glass or crockery casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Trim chicken breasts and cut each breast into 3 or 4 lengthwise strips. Put chicken strips into a saucepan, add water or chicken stock to cover by an inch or so, add the poultry seasoning and dried thyme, and bring the chicken to a low boil.
  3. As soon as the water starts to boil, turn heat as low as it will go and cook the chicken for 12-15 minutes, or until it's firm.
  4. Drain chicken into a colander placed in the sink. When it’s cool enough to handle, use two forks to shred the chicken strips apart into bite-sized pieces. (If you have leftover rotisserie chicken you can use 4-5 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken instead of cooking your own chicken.)
  5. While the chicken cooks, cut up enough broccoli to make 6 cups of bite-sized broccoli pieces. Put the broccoli into a large glass bowl or large 8-cup glass measuring cup, cover with cling-wrap, and microwave on high about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. (You want the broccoli still quite crisp; it will cook in the oven.)
  6. Drain the broccoli into a colander if it seems very wet. (You can steam the broccoli if you prefer, but be sure it is drained well before you add it to the casserole.)
  7. Whisk together the mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, sweet curry powder, and hot curry powder in a small mixing bowl or 4 cup glass measuring cup. (If you're a curry fan, you might want to taste at this point and see if you want a little more curry powder.)
  8. Then mix in 1 1/2 cups of the grated cheese blend and the Parmesan cheese.
  9. Put the shredded chicken and barely-cooked broccoli into the casserole dish and gently stir so ingredients are evenly distributed. Use a rubber scraper to spread the cheesy creamy topping over the chicken/broccoli mixture. Top with the other 1 1/2 cups grated cheese.
  10. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbling hot and the cheese is nicely browned on top. Serve hot.


You can also use 4-5 cups shredded rotisserie chicken to make this recipe. I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice for this recipe.

This recipe first appeared on Kalyn's Kitchen as a Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole made with canned soup.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 585Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 15gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 600mgCarbohydrates: 6.8gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 37g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole is definitely great for low-carb or low-glycemic diets. If you’re following the South Beach Diet guidelines about fat, you may want to reduce the amount of cheese and use lower-fat mayo and sour cream to make this suitable for South Beach.

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    53 Comments on “Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole (Video)”

  1. Is 3 Cheese Blend a cheddar blend or Italian?  Thanks!

    • The one I used was called Three Cheese Mexican Blend, but I think either one will be great! It’s a blend that has Cheddar, Mozzarella, and Monterey Jack. But a blend of white cheeses would be delicious in this.

  2. I find it very disappointing that you advertise this recipe as low carb and not supply the carb count. And suggesting we get the carb information from the nutrional analyzer site, where copying and pasting returns with every line being an incorrect entry. The recipe looks delicious, but how do you know it’s low carb if you admit that you don’t even know the nutritional information about the dish? That seems awfully misleading given your title of the dish. If you were ever to need to count carbs (especially for diabetics more than Keto people) you would understand how important/imperative it is to have that information up front. Thank you.

  3. My hubby doesn’t like broccoli so I drained 3 cans of green beans and put them in the bottom. Yummy!

  4. The original recipe was from the Dina Shore show in The 1970s. It was a favorite meal of Richard Nixon’s. My family has made this for years. 

  5. This looks Keto friendly and I just know I’d love it. Do you know how to count the metrics? Thanks!

  6. This has been a family favorite for years, with the soup version, now that we are following low carb, thank you for the adjustments! Can’t wait to try it! I sometimes add cauliflower and a just a few carrot coins for colour. I usually double the recipe and freeze some in oven ready aluminum containers in dinner size portions. Take it out and thaw in the fridge for the next day easy dinner. Love your recipes!

  7. Just made this last night and it was delicious! My 6 year old son loved it too.

    We used a Costco rotisserie chicken and just one type of yellow curry (not too spicy for the kiddo). I made our own cheese blend with 1c mozzarella, 1c pecorino romano and 1c English cheddar. I prepped everything but the chicken and put it in the fridge. When my partner got home he cut up the chicken and finished the casserole. Beautiful crispy golden brown cheese topping, mmm!

  8. My husband and I have been on the Keto Diet. I made this recipe tonight for dinner. My husband and I absolutely loved it.

  9. Looking forward to making this recipe soon. One note… Don’t pour that poaching liquid down the drain! Use it as you would chicken broth.

  10. This is a perfect example of why I’m not able to figure out the nutritional info on more than 2,000 recipes. I am sorry but I don’t know it.

    It looks to me like the info at Yummly.com seems like it might be close for this recipe though. Did you try accessing it that way? It is here (but you will probably have to join Yummly – it’s free – before you can access it.)

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  12. Following the Keto diet and this recipe was perfect! I’ve never cooked with curry before but this was amazing. Husband loved it too! So easy and quick to make. I did put the chicken in the kitchenaid which made shredding the chicken quicken and easy.

  13. I just made this and everyone thought it was amazing! Thanks for putting it together:]
    For those of you who are short on ingredients/time: Instead of cutting up strips of chicken and trying to cook them over the stove I used a pressure cooker instead which only took about 15 minutes. I also only had 1/4-1/2 cup of sour cream and no Parmesan cheese so I used a Mexican blend of shredded cheese and just added a handful more into the mixture. Instead of using poultry seasoning and thyme, I used Mrs. Dash for the chicken because it has everything you need already in it. One last thing…. I didn’t have any curry powder because no one in my house likes spicy food, so I made my own with colander and cumin seeds, turmeric, and garlic powder, for safe measure. I had to grind them in a mortar and pistol because I also don’t own a grinder (I recommend buying one!). I was also short by one cup of broccoli, but I am proud to say this successfully fed 4 grown adults. The best thing about this was that I only had to cook it for 25 minutes because the chicken was already cooked. Hurray!!!

  14. Did you use frozen or fresh broccoli?

    • FRESH broccoli, always for me. I know some people are fans of frozen broccoli but I haven’t tried it with that.

  15. Printable recipe please!

    • There is a printable recipe (actually two versions.) Just click the link that says “Click here for Printer Friendly Recipe.” Then use your computers print function (usually file/print or file/P) to print it.

  16. Oooo. You had me a cheesy…and broccoli…and again at curry. I'm new to your site, but one of my favorite recipes for years has been the stuffed cabbage casserole you guest posted on Skinnytaste, so I'm confident I will enjoy your other stuff! I'm new to low-carb, so I very much appreciate all of the ideas as I muddle through not being able to use any of my usual go-to recipes!

    • Welcome Caitlin, hope you enjoy the recipes. Not all my recipes are low in carbs, but a good percentage of them are.

  17. Love this updated version and can't wait to try it (with ALL of the cheese!). It's fun to revisit recipes from the early days of our blogs.

    • Thanks Lydia! And for those who might be wondering all the comments above this one are from the original version of the recipe made with canned soup!