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Chicken & Broccoli Quinoa Casserole Recipe

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The quinoa gives this casserole a different texture which is a nice change from other dishes. This casserole is full of flavor and will be loved by you and your family.
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 head broccoli - cut into small bite size pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese - divided
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt - plain
Container: 9 x 13 baking dish
Directions
PREP
45 mins
COOK
30 mins
  • Bring the two cups of water to a boil and then add the quinoa. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the broccoli to the top of the quinoa, cover and finish cooking until the broccoli is crisp tender. Remove from heat, uncover and set aside.
  • Heat up 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the Panko crumbs and cook until browned; set aside.
  • Add the remaining tbsp. of olive oil to a skillet and heat. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper; place in the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or just until no longer pink in the middle. Remove from the skillet and set aside. Cut into bite-size pieces when slightly cooled.
  • Add the butter to the skillet; melt over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook until lightly browned.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and cook until slightly thickened, approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the quinoa, broccoli, chicken, 1 cup of cheese, and the Greek yogurt; stir together. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread out evenly, Sprinkle the top with the remaining cup of cheese.
  • Place in the preheated oven and cook until heated through and cheese is melted and slightly browned, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the Panko breadcrumbs. Serve immediately.
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Chicken & Broccoli Quinoa Casserole Recipe Reviews

chicken broccoli quinoa casserole

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"We are trying to eat a little healthier so thought I would try this casserole with quinoa and broccoli in it. We all really liked it. It had great flavor. The kids didn't even mind the quinoa."
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