How To Make Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Quinoa
Hearty and tasty, this chicken broccoli casserole has layers of savory quinoa, steamed broccoli, and tender chicken breast made creamy with white sauce.
Cook quinoa according to directions replacing 2 cups of water with 2 cups of chicken broth. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large skillet, melt butter along with olive oil. Add in onion and saute over medium heat until soft. Add in garlic and flour and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
While whisking slowly pour in milk, then add in thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook, stirring constantly until thickened then remove from heat and stir in ½ of the parmesan cheese, then mix in sour cream, lemon juice, and fresh parsley.
To assemble, butter a 13×9-inch baking dish and spread ½ of the cooked quinoa into an even layer at the bottom of the baking dish. Then spread steamed broccoli into an even layer over quinoa, followed by chicken then remaining cooked quinoa.
Pour white sauce evenly over top and spread into an even layer and sprinkle top with remaining parmesan cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Calories: 458.97kcal
- Fat: 23.68g
- Saturated Fat: 9.93g
- Trans Fat: 0.16g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 8.47g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.34g
- Carbohydrates: 32.45g
- Fiber: 2.94g
- Sugar: 4.81g
- Protein: 29.88g
- Cholesterol: 78.03mg
- Sodium: 776.52mg
- Calcium: 318.52mg
- Potassium: 701.87mg
- Iron: 3.02mg
- Vitamin A: 197.01µg
- Vitamin C: 42.81mg
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