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chicken broccoli quinoa casserole

CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, QUINOA CASSEROLE RECIPE

Creamy, comforting and divine, this Weight Watchers casserole recipe is as healthy as it is delicious. Full of protein and fiber, it’s very satisfying, and makes a wonderful all-on-one meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 301 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts (sliced into strips)
  • 1 16 oz bag fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked and rinsed)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously mist a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonfat cooking spray.
  2. Place a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat, and pour in 2 cups of the broth and 1/2 cup milk. Bring to a boil, then whisk in the flour, poultry seasoning and remaining 1/2 cup milk. Whisk well until the sauce is creamy and smooth. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Pour into a large bowl.
  3. To the large bowl of sauce, add remaining 1 cup broth and quinoa, and mix well.
  4. Place broccoli florets evenly into baking dish, pour quinoa and sauce mixture over the broccoli.
  5. Season chicken strips with salt and pepper and lay them evenly over top of the casserole.
  6. Cover with foil, and bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir around a bit.
  7. Return to oven, uncovered this time, and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until chicken is golden brown, and quinoa grains are cooked and tender.
  8. Remove from oven and top with the mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

Serving some is about 1 heaping cup

Each serving = 6 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value 

Nutrition Facts
CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, QUINOA CASSEROLE RECIPE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.8g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 479mg 20%
Potassium 820mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 34.1g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 27.7g 55%
Calcium 10%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.