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Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole
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Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole

This chicken noodle casserole with broccoli and cheese is the perfect comfort food! It's warming, comforting and has a simple method and is pretty healthy - it's absolutely packed full of veggies!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy chicken casserole, chicken broccoli casserole
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 476kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. (225g) whole wheat elbow noodles
  • 3 cups (215g) fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot , finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 3 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/3 cups (320ml) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/3 cups (135g) grated Parmesan cheese , divided
  • 1 lb (450g) chicken breast , cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cup canned corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt , to taste
  • chopped parsley , for topping

Instructions

  • Cook elbow noodles in salted water until slightly undercooked by 2 minutes. Place broccoli florets in the same pot and let it cook for 2 minutes. Drain water from noodles and broccoli. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a big pan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the onion and garlic and cook over low heat until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally (about 2-3 minutes). Add the flour and stir well, cooking an additional 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat.
  • Slowly whisk in the chicken broth until well combined over medium heat, then add the milk and bring to a boil. Simmer on medium-low heat, mixing occasionally until the sauce thickens (about 5 min).
  • Remove from heat and add 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until melted. Taste the sauce to decide if it needs salt.
  • In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, noodles, broccoli, corn, cheddar cheese, and the sauce. Mix well until evenly coated.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is thoroughly melted. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.4g | Protein: 38.4g | Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 98.9mg | Sodium: 665.9mg | Sugar: 5g