Healthy broccoli chicken casserole

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This healthy chicken casserole made with broccoli, water chestnuts, and cheddar cheese is the perfect home-cooked meal for a family dinner! Add to your food prep and meal plan today.

Making a casserole like this takes less than half the time it normally would when you already have chicken cooked. And actually, after a quick Google search of healthy broccoli chicken casserole, it looks like nearly all the recipes out there calls for cooked chicken. Some call for a rotisserie chicken, which sounds 1) like too much work or 2) way more expensive than it needs to be!

Healthy Broccoli Chicken Casserole

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound raw broccoli, chopped
  • 1 pound shredded chicken, cooked (about three large chicken breasts, cooked)
  • 1 cup cooked jasmine rice
  • 8 oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar
  • 2 T panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add broccoli, chicken, rice, and water chestnuts to a bowl. Stir together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, almond milk, and seasonings. Once mixed completely, stir in the mozzarella and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar.
  4. Pour yogurt mixture over broccoli and chicken mixture. Stir together until mixed completely.
  5. Grease a casserole dish. Pour the whole mixture into dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, then sprinkle panko.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, until broccoli is cooked through.


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