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Healthy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

4.8 from 5 reviews

Easy Healthy Chicken Broccoli Casserole with lots of sauce, not mushy pasta and crunchy broccoli. No canned soup, cheesy top and kids love it!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Casserole
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pasta
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock, low sodium
  • 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, cubed
  • 1 lb broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup marble cheese, shredded
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, add stock and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 5-6 minutes or al dente, stirring occasionally. Do not drain.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and cornstarch and add to the pot with pasta along with garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Cook for a few minutes until thickened, stirring once or twice.
  4. Turn off heat and add cooked chicken and broccoli. Stir, transfer to previously prepared baking dish and bake covered for 15 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese, turn off the oven and “bake” until cheese is melted. Serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Notes

Stir in desired amount of plain Greek or regular yogurt (I would say 1/2 cup) after casserole has baked but before sprinkling cheese. A few readers really love this addition!

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