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This Paleo Chicken Mushroom Bacon Casserole is a super tasty casserole dish with a great combination of flavors. Delicious and made with all whole foods!
After being away from home for six months, I was very excited to be finally returning home. I graduated AIT last Friday, with Honors, and my parents decided to surprise me by driving up to South Carolina to see me walk across the stage and get my three seconds of applause. It was great to see family again, and although I am going to miss my battle buddies, I was ecstatic to finally get home to my fiance. Saturday was his birthday, and we had a fun day planned out.
However, much to my dismay, I received an email while I was at the airport stating that I needed to report to RSP on Saturday morning in San Antonio, which meant that I needed to wake up hours before dawn in order to drive from Austin to make it on time. The email stated that I would just be grading the APFT, so I didn’t think I would be there for very long. But they also had us helping the new shippers out at the training site, teaching them how to do various things. By the time we were finished, it was already late in the afternoon. Any plans I previously had for the day were no longer an option. And then I find out that I need to be there earlier on Sunday morning, which meant that I needed to wake up at 300 to get there on time.
I was exhausted. Here I was looking forward to a weekend where I could finally sleep in, cook my own food, wear civilian clothes and spend the day with my fiance. Instead, I had to wake up earlier than normal, drive an hour and a half and wear my ACU’s all day. I didn’t feel like I had come home at all. I was pretty upset about the last minute notice, and the fact that I wasn’t given much information about how long I would be there or what I would be doing.
But alas, I spent most of the day Saturday and a few hours Sunday morning there and did my part. I didn’t mind being there, I just wish that I would have had more notice than just the day prior, then I wouldn’t have made plans. But it was nice to finally be home and sleep in my own bed and cook my own foods again!
But now on to the recipe…
Between playing with the cats, looking for jobs and watching Netflix, I have been cooking a lot of food for my fiance and I. Once I start working, the week will be much busier and I won’t have as much time to cook as many elaborate recipes as I would like. A good thing I like to make is casseroles. They are usually pretty easy, and it usually yields a few servings that last the both of us a couple of days at least. While grocery shopping, I spontaneously grabbed the ingredients to make this casserole and came up with an idea to put them together. I was excited to try it out and see if it would be any good, and we both ended up loving it! So without further ado, here is the recipe. Let me know if you try it out, I hope you like it!
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Preheat Oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heat the Olive Oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the diced Chicken Breasts and brown in the skillet, it took me about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
Dice up the Bacon and cook in the skillet until they are crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the Mushrooms to the skillet with the bacon fat and cook until they begin to soften.
Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for an additional minute.
Reduce heat to medium and add the diced Chicken, Coconut Milk, Tapioca Flour, Salt, Pepper and Cayenne and stir until the sauce thickens.
Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 casserole dish.
Combine the Almond Meal and the melted butter together and sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
Once the 20 minutes is up, remove the casserole from the oven. Sprinkle the bacon bits over the top of the casserole and place the oven on broil. Put the casserole back in the oven for an additional 2 minutes to brown the crust and the bacon.
Remove from oven and let casserole cool, then serve and enjoy!