chicken

Food / 15 July, 2020 / My Baba

Creamy Chicken Quinoa And Broccoli Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • ¼ cup cooked, crumbled bacon (optional)
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning (like Emeril’s Essence or any basic blend you like)
  • ¼ cup shredded Gruyere cheese (any kind will work)
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets

Method:

Sauce:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and generously grease a 9×13 baking dish (seriously, be generous because it really really sticks to the sides).
  2. Bring the chicken broth and ½ cup milk to a low boil in a saucepan.
  3. Whisk the other ½ cup milk with the poultry seasoning and flour; add the mixture to the boiling liquid and whisk until a smooth creamy sauce forms.

Assembly:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the sauce from step one, one cup water, quinoa, and bacon and stir to combine.
  2. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips and lay the chicken breasts strips over the top of the quinoa mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with the seasoning. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Broccoli:

  1. While the casserole is in the oven, place the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute until it turns bright green and then run under cold water.
  2. Set aside.

Bake:

  1. Remove the casserole from the oven, check the mixture by stirring it around in the pan, and if needed, bake for an additional 10-15 minutes to get the right consistency.
  2. When the quinoa and chicken are cooked and the sauce is thickened, add the broccoli and a little bit of water (up to one cup) until the consistency is creamy and smooth and you can stir it up easily in the pan.
  3. Top with the cheese and bake for 5 minutes, or just long enough to melt the cheese.

Recipe by Pinch of Yum

READ NEXT

10 Deliciously Wonderful Cake Recipes

8 Mason Jar Recipes To Transform Your Lunchtime

For competitions and offers from our favourite brands, click here.

In The Spotlight

Formula Pro Mini, Baby Brezza

Baby Brezza’s latest portable formula dispenser simplifies feeding while travelling.

Dispensing 60-300ml of body temperature formula to the perfect consistency every time, the Formula Pro Mini conveniently works with virtually all formula brands and bottles. Faster, more accurate and more hygienic than making bottles by hand, the Formula Pro is easy to set up and use thanks to digital controls, and it even includes a dishwasher-safe removable water tank.

 

 

SHOP HERE

Latest posts

Living / 23 February, 2024

18 Of The Dreamiest Coming Home Outfits For Your New Baby

My Baba Measure / 21 February, 2024

The Measure: What’s Hot For Parents & Kids

Food / 21 February, 2024

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork With Spring Green Salad

DIY Lava Lamps

Blogger / 21 February, 2024

DIY Lava Lamps

Podcast / 20 February, 2024

Parental Control, Ep: 100 Understanding Dyslexia With Andy Cook, CEO Of Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity