Chicken & Broccoli Quinoa Casserole Recipe
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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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
:9 x 13 baking dish
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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"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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