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
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
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
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.
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.
Turn off heat and add cooked chicken and broccoli. Stir, transfer to previously prepared baking dish and bake covered for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese, turn off the oven and “bake” until cheese is melted. Serve hot.