You’ll love this family friendly creamy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole, with chicken, broccoli and quinoa in a creamy, cheesy sauce for dinner! Serves 6.You'll love this family friendly creamy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole, with chicken, broccoli and quinoa in a creamy, cheesy sauce for dinner! Serves 6.

If you are looking for an easy to prepare, totally yummy, family friendly dinner, look no further! You will LOVE this Creamy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole… comfort food at it’s very best!

I found the recipe for this chicken broccoli quinoa casserole online and made it for our family recently.  We really enjoyed it (and the leftovers, too!).

Having Fun Trying Quinoa Recipes!

I’ve been experimenting with several quinoa recipes over the past couple years, like a Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, an Quinoa Enchilada Casserole (meatless), and even a Shrimp, Quinoa & Veggie Bowl.

After much experimentation I’ve decided I really love this “superfood”. This casserole recipe is fairly simple to prepare… here’s how!

How To Make Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Start by placing chicken broth and half cup of milk in a saucepan; bring this to a low boil. In a separate cup, combine the remaining half cup milk with flour, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and poultry seasoning.

Stir well, to remove lumps. Add this to the boiling milk mixture in saucepan. Whisk ingredients together until it thickens and forms a smooth sauce.

Cooking broth and milk for creamy casserole sauce

Pour the sauce into a large mixing bowl.  Add 1 cup of water, crumbled bacon and uncooked quinoa, and mix to combine ingredients. Pour mixture into a well-greased (bottom and sides)  13 x 9 inch baking dish.

Adding bacon and quinoa to creamy sauce

Creamy quinoa sauce placed in a casserole dish

Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips. Lay the chicken strips over the surface of the quinoa sauce. Lightly sprinkle chicken with seasoning salt and additional Parmesan cheese.

Bake The Casserole

Place casserole in a preheated 400° oven. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered.

Chicken strips added to quinoa casserole

While casserole is baking, prepare the broccoli. Place the broccoli florets in a pan of boiling water for 1 minute.

Remove broccoli after 1 minute, drain, then immediately cool it down by running it under cold water (by doing this step, it will ensure the broccoli remains a bright green color when baked).  Drain and set aside.

Cooking broccoli in pan

Add The Cooked Broccoli to the Casserole

After the chicken broccoli quinoa casserole has cooked for 30 minutes, remove from oven. Give it a good stir. Place casserole back into the oven for 15 additional minutes until it is thick and creamy.

Add the broccoli florets, and stir to combine and distribute broccoli throughout the casserole. You want the sauce to be thick, smooth and creamy, so if you need to add a tiny bit of water to achieve this, do it at this time.

Garnish With Gruyere And Finish Baking

Garnish the top of the casserole with grated Gruyere cheese. Place casserole back into oven for about 5 minutes, to melt the cheese.

Broccoli and cheese added to dish

When done, remove casserole, let it cool for just a minute or two, then dish it up and serve!

Baked chicken broccoli quinoa out of oven

Baked chicken broccoli with quinoa casserole in white bowlHot serving of quinoa chicken casserole in white bowl

The chicken broccoli quinoa casserole is delicious and it’s an entire meal in one dish! The leftovers are wonderful heated up in the microwave, as well!

The chicken is cooked perfectly in this dish, and the casserole is full of flavor from the bacon, creamy quinoa sauce and the cheese! It’s soooo good!

Hope you will consider trying this recipe for chicken broccoli quinoa casserole!

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Recipe Adapted From: Lindsay, at https://pinchofyum.com/creamy-chicken-quinoa-broccoli-casserole/

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
You'll love this family friendly creamy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole, with chicken, broccoli and quinoa in a creamy, cheesy sauce for dinner! Serves 6.
Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken broccoli quinoa casserole
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 350 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chicken broth , reduced sodium
  • 1 cup milk 1%
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups water , divided
  • 1 cup quinoa , uncooked
  • 1/4 cup bacon , cooked, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 pound chicken breasts , boneless, skinless
  • 3 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese , grated
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese , shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray or grease a 9x13 baking dish generously on bottom and sides.
  2. Place chicken broth 1/2 cup milk in a saucepan; bring this to a low boil. In a separate cup, combine remaining milk with flour, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and poultry seasoning. Stir well, to remove lumps. Whisk this into boiling milk mixture. Whisk until it thickens and forms a smooth sauce. Pour sauce into a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of water, crumbled bacon and uncooked quinoa; mix well.Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  3. Slice chicken into thin strips. Lay strips over the surface of the quinoa sauce. Lightly sprinkle pieces of chicken with seasoning salt and Parmesan cheese. Place casserole in 400° oven. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  4. While casserole is baking, prepare broccoli. Place broccoli florets in a pan of boiling water for 1 minute. Remove, drain, then immediately run it under cold water (this will ensure the broccoli remains a bright green color when baked). Drain and set aside.
  5. After casserole has cooked for 30 minutes, remove from oven. Give it a good stir. Place casserole back into the oven for 15 additional minutes until it is thick and creamy. Add broccoli florets; stir to combine and distribute broccoli throughout casserole. You want the sauce to be thick, smooth and creamy, so if you need to add a tiny bit of extra water to achieve this, do it at this time (optional).
  6. Garnish the top of the casserole with grated Gruyere cheese. Place casserole back into oven for about 5 minutes, to melt the cheese. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 1339mg58%
Potassium 719mg21%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 46.9mg57%
Calcium 285mg29%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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