- 1 Cup all-purpose flour
- 1 3-4 pound broiler/fryer chicken, cut up
- 2 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1 Cup chopped onion
- 1 Cup chopped green pepper
- 1 Cup thinly sliced celery
- 1 Cup ketchup
- 1/2 Cup water
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil; transfer to an ungreased 13x9-inch. baking dish.
Drain skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. In drippings, saute onion, green pepper and celery until tender. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; add to vegetables. Bring to a boil. Pour over chicken.
Cover and bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle with corn. Bake 18-20 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear and corn is tender. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Calories Per Serving644
Folate equivalent (total)165µg41%
Paleo Barbecue Chicken Casserole
This Paleo Barbecue Chicken Casserole is healthy, comforting and fulfilling. Flavorful barbecue sauce combines with tender chicken and crispy bacon to make an ultimate meal! Whole30, gluten free, dairy free and incredibly delicious!
The first time I made this is was completely random. I had some of my barbecue sauce that needed to be used up and also had a spaghetti squash needing to be used. I threw the two together with some cooked chicken and it came out so good. Then I actually made it using measurements, adding bacon (my hubby’s great idea) and wow- amazing!! I actually used Beef Bacon from US Wellness Meats and was so impressed with not only the flavor, but the ingredients. It’s hard to find bacon without added sugar, but they have some and it’s truly delicious! I highly recommend trying it!
If you’re familiar with barbecue chicken pizza, that’s where I got my inspiration. It always has red onions, bacon, and chicken- such a great combination! I took all those flavors and ingredients and packed them into a healthy casserole that is so satisfying and tasty.
This dish does take a little bit of time to prep, but it’s so worth it. I often hear people say they get bored on a Whole30, or that their meals have no flavor. Well, this meal definitely isn’t boring or lacking flavor. And it is just as good reheated the next day.
My Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole has quickly become one of my most popular recipes- you guys love it and I love seeing so many people make it! I think you’ll love this one just as much. There is so much flavor, it makes a ton (great for leftovers) and it’s Whole30 compliant. Yay! Just make sure to use a clean barbecue sauce- HERE is the link to mine and I’ve also seen one by Tessemae’s sold at Whole Foods that is Whole30.
A common question I get with my other casseroles is why the eggs? They are just for binder- spaghetti squash is quite watery and the casserole wouldn’t hold together as well without them. Yes, you can leave them out, but it probably won’t cut as well or be pretty. I know some people can’t have them due to allergies or sensitivities, so they aren’t crucial for the taste, just the texture.
This casserole is hearty and packed with flavor! You will love it!
If you want to know the easiest, best way to cook spaghetti squash, CLICK HERE for my step-by-step tutorial including making it in the Instant Pot in just 8 minutes. Or if you’re looking for more spaghetti squash recipes there is my Baked Spaghetti, Buffalo Chicken Casserole, and Tuna Noodle Casserole.
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Barbecue and casserole: a match made in heaven! If you're looking for a chicken dish the whole family can get behind, this is the meal for you!
What You'll Need
- 1 / 3 cup all-purpose flour, divided
- 3 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1 (2-1/2 to 3-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
- 1 / 3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 / 2 onion, finely chopped
- 1 / 2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup Coca-Cola
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 / 2 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 / 8 teaspoon black pepper
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cookng spray.
- In a shallow dish, combine 2 tablespoons flour and 2 teaspoons salt. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry. Coat chicken pieces in mixture and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and crisp. Place in prepared baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients mix well. Spoon evenly over chicken. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake 60 to 70 minutes, or until no pink remains and juices run clear.
We like to serve the chicken on a bed of cooked rice, topped with the cooking juices.
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I'm still a little confused about the measurement for the coating of flour. It does say 1/3 cup flour, but it also says, "divided." Then in the directions, it says to combine 2 tbsp flour and 2 tsp salt for the coating. In step 4 it says to combine remaining ingredients, which I assume means the 1/3 cup of flour, minus the 2 tbsp for the coating. How can 2 tbsp of flour be enough to coat 8 pieces of chicken, especially if you are coating both sides of the chicken? Thank you.
Hi there! The ingredient measurements are correct in this recipe. The first time that the chicken is coated, make sure that it is dry. The remaining flour will be used to ensure a thicker coat when baking. Enjoy!
I've fried alot of chicken in my time, usually coating it in a flour mixture of some kind. I'm not sure how you can coat 8 pieces of chicken in 2T. of flour. Maybe I'm reading the recipe wrong. I am going to try it. I'll get back to you with results. It sounds really good!
This recipe sounds like one I will try soon. I have added many recipes from this site to my favorites and make often.
I'm new to your web site and all your recipies look and sound soooooooo good, but i don't see any calorie counts. I'm trying to keep my weight in check, calorie counts would help. Thank you.
This recipe site is for easy and good tasting food.. IF you are looking for no fat or low fat or no sugar recipes check out cooking light or go to your browser and type in low calorie recipes or diabetic recipes they all will work for you. You must have know this because you HAD to sign in to comment We here at Mr. Food like things just the way they are
Go to the top of this page and click on Diabetic Recipes. You will get more low calorie recipes than you can use. And they are very good tasting.
Interesting recipe. will have to try it and let you know how it turns out
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Reasons We Love Chicken Casseroles
As I have mentioned, casseroles are a favorite in our household. Not only will my kids eat them like there is no tomorrow, but there are also many other reasons why casserole is such a hit for us.
- It&rsquos inexpensive to make casseroles. This BBQ chicken casserole won&rsquot break the bank because the ingredients are inexpensive and common items. You don&rsquot need some expensive component that is a pain to come by. Plus, it&rsquos way cheaper than eating take-out.
- Less dirty dishes. YES! There are less dirty dishes when making a one-pot or one-pan meal. You can even skip the bowl for mixing and combine the ingredients directly in the pan you are baking in. This will make clean up a breeze.
- The options are endless. If there is one meal option out there that truly gives you endless possibilities, it&rsquos casseroles. You can do so much with them and add or omit ingredients that fit your needs.
- Everyone devours this bbq chicken casserole. It doesn&rsquot matter if we are taking it to a friends house for dinner or are just spending the night in, everyone gobbles up every last crumb. Once you taste it, you will quickly understand why.
- Casseroles are perfect for meal prepping. Whether you are an old pro at meal prepping or are just starting to get into it, making casseroles like this barbecue chicken casserole is a must. You&rsquoll be amazed by how much extra time you have when you plan your meals out in advance.
- You get a lot of servings out of this casserole. Casseroles, in general, usually make a fair amount of food, and this one is no different. You can easily feed 8 hungry people with this delicious dish.
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I don’t often feel like I’m getting older, but this weekend…I feel old. My body feels old. After eating heavy Thanksgiving food, then doing over 270 wall balls in one day, then going out for a girls night out, having a couple cocktails and dancing in heels all night long, then starting Monday off with air dyne sprints…I feel really freaking old. I woke up this Tuesday morning and just laid on the couch for 40 minutes, staring out the windows because my body felt too exhausted to function yet. I mean, the clouds are pink outside so it’s pretty wonderful to look at, but still. This body needs a relaxing dip in a hot tub…OH WAIT WE GET OUR HOT TUB THIS WEEKEND. Squeeeeeeelllll!
Feeling like I’m old AF was totally worth it though. My knees may be broken from dancing in heels all night long, but it was the best night out in Colorado that I’ve had in quite some time! I have no idea how I danced in heels all the time in college. I’m not much of a bar girl anymore, I just feel like I can drink cocktails and talk to friends in the comfort of my own home instead of at an annoying bar. But when my friend invited me to a 90’s dance party at a bar that has really tasty cocktails, I couldn’t say no. And it.was.awesome!! If you lived through the 90’s, you probably remember a lot of the music, but I bet you forgot about a lot of it, too. This dance party had every artist from Britney Spears to Alanis Morissette to TLC to boy bands, people who only sing in vowels, and music that you thought was totally punk like Crazy Town. It was so freaking awesome to sing every word from every song. And all I did was jump for 3 hours straight. I won’t be able to do that again for another few months while my knees heal. Cute.
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PS – this casserole is stupid easy. And totally delicious. Make it now.
BBQ Chicken Enchilada Casserole
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If you are like me and still unsure if you are ready for the cold weather to return, but are looking forward to all the comforting food, ease into the changes with this amazing BBQ Chicken Enchilada Casserole!