Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

18 Sep 2014

Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole


Who knew working took so much out of you? I have been tired all week that I barely had the time to write on this humble little blog of mine. I am hoping to get into the swing of things soon, and will be posting more.




So I have been making food as of late. No, not desserts disguised as something I could replace dinner with, but actual savory stuff. Ever since I moved in with my boyfriend, he won't let me substitute sugar for dinner. Boo.

So I have been cooking with quinoa. A lot. It is my new favorite thing. And my new favorite casserole? Well, you're looking right at it.


Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole



Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole
printable recipe


What you'll need:

  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in thin strips
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups broccoli, coarsely chopped
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Generously grease a baking dish. 
  2. For the sauce: In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth and 1/2 cup of milk to a low boil. In a small bowl, whisk together the other 1/2 cup milk, chicken seasoning and flour until fully combined. Add the flour mixture to the boiling liquid and whisk until smooth and creamy.
  3. For the casserole: In a large bowl, mix together the sauce from step 2, 1 cup water and quinoa. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Place the chicken strips over the quinoa mixture. Sprinkle with salt and chili powder. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  4. While the casserole is in the oven, steam the broccoli until tender. Set aside.
  5. Remove the casserole from the oven, and add the broccoli and up to 1 cup of water until the consistency is creamy and can be easily stirred in the pan. Sprinkle with the cheese, and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Adapted from Pinch of Yum



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13 comments:

  1. Your new favourite casserole? It is gorgeous ;)

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  2. Haha I always get a little confused when you post up savoury things :P This look delicious, I love how versatile quinoa is as well - it looks fantastic :D Perfect Friday comfort food. I hope you have a little less tired Friday, enjoy your weekend ;) x

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  3. I love quinoa and this looks like a great casserole for the dinner.

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  4. Hi Cathleen, looks like a great casserole dish to me, love quinoa.

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  5. and quinoa is so good for you!
    I bet I could get the hubby to eat this in a casserole.

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  6. Love quinoa and this casserole sounds like a great way to enjoy it.

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  7. I can see why you love this, quinoa is actually the best :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. Cathleen, your casserole looks like it has very tasty and heathy components - love broccoli and quinoa too and the comfort of a casserole dish. Very nice presentation!
    Have a good week (hopefully with a little less stress from work),
    Andrea

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  9. Great looking casserole and healthy too! My kind of dinner! Thanks for visiting my blog…it’s nice to meet you!

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  10. I need to cook more savory things, but all I crave for are sweets! :P This looks great!

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  11. It's definitely casserole season! This looks lovely. All of my favorite things.

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  12. Cathleen,
    I love the quinoa in this casserole. I usually serve my chicken and Broccoli cassserole with rice, but I'll have to try the quinoa. I have a huge 4 lb bag from Costco in my pantry calling my name.

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  13. I love quinoa too!What a great idea to put it in a casserole :) Will try it!

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