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Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole


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I’m a big fan of one-dish meals and this Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is one of my favorites!  Not only is it an easy family dinner recipe, it’s also pretty darn healthy too.

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Two of my family’s favorite side dishes are green bean casserole and cheesy broccoli and rice. I decided to marry the two and substitute quinoa for the rice to increase the protein, fiber, and iron in the dish.  The result was amazing!

How to Make Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Step 1 – Cook Quinoa, Broccoli and Chicken

First, you’ll need to cook the quinoa. For added flavor, I usually replace the water with chicken stock.

To reduce the number of dirty dishes, rather than steaming the broccoli separately, I just add it to the quinoa for the last few minutes of cook time.

broccoli and quinoa in a skillet

If you aren’t using leftover chicken, then boil or bake your chicken breasts. Shred the chicken and set aside.

Step 2 – Combine Remaining Ingredients

Next, add the cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic powder.

broccoli, quinoa, cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic powder in a glass dish

Then add the chicken.

chicken, broccoli, quinoa, cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic powder in a glass dish

And stir well to combine the ingredients. It should look like this:

chicken, broccoli, quinoa, cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic powder in a glass dish

Step 3 – Bake

Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.

chicken, broccoli, quinoa, cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic powder in a baking dish

Now you just need to top it with French fried onions before putting it in the oven.

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole topped with french fried onions Bake for 5 more minutes and dinner is ready!

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole topped with french fried onions in a baking dish

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Recipe

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole topped with french fried onions in a baking dishHere’s a printable version of the recipe.

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Wondermom Wannabe
You have to try this casserole!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1833 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 10 ounce can low-sodium cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup French fried onions

Instructions
 

  • Rinse quinoa in a mesh sieve until the water runs clear.
  • Place quinoa and chicken stock in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Cover, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer until the water is absorbed (15-20 minutes). Turn off heat. Add broccoli, replace cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
  • While quinoa is cooking, boil chicken breasts then shred.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch baking dish.
  • Add cream of mushroom soup, cheese, milk and garlic powder to the quinoa and mix well. Then add chicken and stir to combine.
  • Spoon mixture into baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with French fried onions. Bake 5 more minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 1833kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 264gFat: 62gSaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 726mgSodium: 968mgPotassium: 4671mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 591IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 321mgIron: 9mg
Keyword chicken broccoli dinner, easy dinner, quinoa casserole
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