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Easy Chicken Casserole (Dairy-Free)

This is the casserole that has a few tricks up its sleeve to taste great as leftovers days later. It's dairy-free, healthy and super simple. Make it for the family or make it for yourself for a delicious meal prep for the next few days!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4 servings


  • 14 ounces coconut milk (1 can)
  • 2 heaping Tbsp miso paste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups cooked rice (⅔ cup uncooked)
  • ½ cup fresh parsley or cilantro, roughly chopped, for topping
  • ½ cup bread crumbs of your choice, either homemade or store-bought, for serving
  • 1 tsp chili flakes, for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, pour in the coconut milk. Microwave it for about 30 seconds to warm it up.
    Add the miso, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika and salt. Mix everything until the miso dissolves and the spices are well incorporated.
  • Add the rice to the coconut and spices mixture.
    If your rice was in the fridge for at least a day, let the mixture sit on the counter for about 20 minutes, so the rice can soak up some of the coconut milk and soften.
  • Mix in the cooked chicken pieces.
    Pour the mixture into a 9-inch by 11-inch casserole dish (or something similar).
    Cover the dish with aluminum foil, so it doesn't dry out, and bake for 30 minutes.
    Carefully remove the foil from the dish and bake in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  • To serve, scoop some out onto plates or bowls. Top with fresh herbs, a generous amount of crunchy bread crumbs, and a tiny pinch of chili flakes.
    Enjoy! If you have leftovers, store them in airtight containers in the fridge for up to three days.
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