If you’re looking for a healthy yet filling dinner that your whole family will enjoy, why not try out a new chicken broccoli casserole recipe? Offering a well-balanced meal with plenty of nutrients from the broccoli, this dish is an easy way to get your kids and teens to eat more vegetables without them noticing. Today I’ve compiled a full selection of delicious recipes for you to try, including healthy options for those days when you are looking for a light dinner, and indulgent and cheesy casseroles for nights where you are craving some comfort food.
The flavor combo of Chicken Broccoli Casserole
1. Healthier Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Gimme Some Oven offers us a healthier twist on the traditional casserole recipe, and you’ll combine tender chicken and broccoli with your choice of pasta for a satisfying yet not too unhealthy dish. Everything is covered in a homemade creamy cheddar mushroom sauce that is both rich and delicious, and you’ll appreciate knowing exactly what’s going into your food, as opposed to using canned soup. For the healthiest option, use whole-wheat pasta if that’s something your family will enjoy, and to save time, you can use rotisserie chicken to minimize your cooking time.
2. One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
I absolutely love the simplicity of one-pot recipes, and this cheesy chicken broccoli rice casserole from Jo Cooks needs just thirty minutes to cook. It’s the perfect comfort food dish for evenings where you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen after a busy day at work and is packed with cheese, broccoli, and chicken. The rice in this recipe makes this a really filling dish and it should take about only fifteen minutes to cook. If you prefer to use brown rice, this will take quite a bit longer to cook, but you could also choose instant rice to make this recipe even quicker.
3. Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bake
This cheesy rice bake from Delish is sure to be enjoyed by your whole family. The recipe combines rice, chicken, broccoli, and cheddar cheese. It’s another one-pan recipe, so you won’t have to spend much time washing up after enjoying your dinner. If you don’t like eating too much dairy, consider replacing the cream with more chicken stock, and of course, removing the cheese if needs be. Panko breadcrumbs create the perfect finish to this dish, and they offer a light and crisp topping for the casserole. It’s a super easy-to-make dish that won’t require much time or skill in the kitchen but will be enjoyed by anyone you serve it to.
4. Broccoli Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella
Eat Well 101 shows us how to make this casserole recipe that is packed with some of my all-time favorite ingredients. This is an ideal comfort food dish that your whole family will love, and it’s also suitable for anyone following the keto diet. It’s packed with flavor yet still offers you a low carb dinner. It’s a quick meal to make on even the busiest of evenings. If you enjoy meal prepping, it’s a great recipe to add to your collection and is perfect for freezing and reheating when you need dinner in a rush one night.
5. Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Bake
If you are preparing to cater for a big family gathering, this recipe from BBC Good Food is ideal for preparing ahead of time. You’ll need only about fifteen minutes to prep this dish, and then you’ll simply put it in the oven to cook for twenty minutes. The great thing is that you’ll use just one pan to cook everything, so again this is a dish that will reduce your washing up and cleaning time after a busy day looking after your family. This recipe serves four people, but you can simply double or triple the quantities if you are catering to a larger group.
6. Mom’s Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Some casserole recipes can be incredibly calorific, so you’ll appreciate this lightened-up version of the classic dish from My Recipes. To make things nice and simple, you’ll use steam-in-bag broccoli florets and pre-sliced mushrooms, which will save you further time in the kitchen. To make this dish lighter than other ones you may have tried before, you’ll use fat-free milk and plain fat-free Greek yogurt to reduce the fat and calories in this dish. Of course, no good casserole would be complete without plenty of cheese, so you’ll still add sharp cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese into the mix to create the perfect comfort food with fewer calories than your usual recipe.
7. Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole
You might not have thought about using quinoa in your casserole, but it makes a great alternative to rice or pasta when you are looking to mix things up a little bit. Pinch of Yum shows us how to make the perfect dish for fall or winter which combines chicken, cooked quinoa, bacon, and broccoli for a hearty meal that your family will adore. Everything is covered in a homemade sauce, and for the finishing touch, you’ll add your cheese of choice on top. The best thing about this recipe is that it requires just fifteen minutes to prep, so it’s great for those days where you don’t have the time or energy to cook after work.
8. Creamy Chicken, Broccoli & Bacon Casserole
If you are catering to a wide variety of dietary requirements, you’ll love this recipe from Every Last Bite. This creamy casserole is ideal for anyone who is following the Whole 30, keto, or paleo diets and is also gluten-free and dairy-free. It’s great for meal prepping, and you can make a whole batch of this dish in advance and freeze it for those nights where you just don’t feel like cooking. It’s a good recipe for serving to picky eaters or kids, as you could opt to serve it over pasta or make the broccoli even smaller, so they enjoy their dinner even more.
9. Chicken, Broccoli, and Mushroom Casserole
Mushroom makes the perfect addition to any casserole, and The Blond Cook shares this simple recipe for a hearty casserole that will be a hit with your whole family. Everything cooks in one dish, and there’s a fun finishing touch to the casserole thanks to a sprinkle of Ritz crackers on top. This is a budget-friendly dish that still creates a filling dinner for everyone to enjoy and requires only ten minutes of prep time to get everything ready to go in the oven. You’ll use pre-cooked chicken to make things even quicker in this recipe, and the rest of the ingredients are basic household items that you’ll probably already have in your kitchen.
10. Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole
That Low Carb Life offers us a creamy and cheesy keto-friendly casserole recipe that everyone will enjoy, whether they are following a low-carb diet or not. This dish will be ready in less than thirty minutes, so it is one of the quickest casseroles on our list. To make things nice and simple, you’ll steam the broccoli in the microwave for a couple of minutes at the start of the prep time. It’s a great recipe for using up any leftover chicken, but if you don’t have any in the fridge, you could just buy a pre-made rotisserie chicken at your local grocery store.
11. Broccoli, Chicken, Cheddar, and Curry Casserole
Curry powder might not be an ingredient you’d expect to see in a casserole recipe, but this dish from Gozney offers a modern twist on the traditional casserole. It’s recommended you cook this dish in a wood-fired oven for the best results, but of course, it can be created in your regular oven at home. It’s the perfect dish for indulging on a Friday or Saturday night and is packed with flavor and unique ingredients such as hash browns.
12. 5 Ingredient Chicken And Broccoli Casserole
The Whoot offers us one of the most simple casserole recipes that uses just five ingredients, yet it still creates a flavor-packed dish. You’ll simply need chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup, broccoli, olive oil, and cheddar cheese to make this comfort food dish. If you need to add a little extra flavor, you can simply season the dish with salt and pepper before cooking or serving. After cooking the chicken and prepping the other ingredients, it will take just twenty-five minutes to cook this dish in the oven before being ready to place it on the table for your family to dig into.
Whichever one of these recipes you decide to try first, it’s bound to be enjoyed by your whole family. None of these recipes require too much time or skill to create, yet they will make a satisfying and comforting meal. Broccoli has so many essential nutrients and is an easy vegetable to serve to kids and teens to ensure they are getting their daily recommended vegetable intake. By disguising their veggies in a creamy and cheesy sauce, you’ll find they don’t even notice what they’re eating and will be begging you to make this dish again for them all the time!
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