Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Bake

Healthy comfort food. Does that sound like an oxymoron to you? Well it’s not, and I’m here to prove it to you.

Winter time screams warm and hearty casseroles and I’m not talking tater tot hotdish (although there’s nothing wrong with that every once in a while!). Instead of the cream soup casseroles, how about diving into something a little less processed. I’m talking about a cheesy, protein-rich gluten-free dish.

It doesn’t involve dirtying up ten pans. It’s easy. It’s belly-warming. It’s delightful.

It’s a Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Bake!

cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa bake

There were no cream of soup cans involved in this recipe, only good wholesome foods.

cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole

Chicken, broccoli, quinoa, natural cheddar cheese, fresh parmesan, chicken broth, almond milk, garlic, onion, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.

Umm…yea. Simple ingredients and an incredibly delicious end result.

cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole

cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole

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Bake this up for yourself tonight! You could substitute brown rice for quinoa, cow’s milk for almond milk, whatever hard cheese you have on hand, peas or cauliflower for broccoli. See, no excuse not to make it tonight!

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Bake
Serves: 2
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 small chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan (grated would be fine too)
  • dash of poultry seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a 9 x 9 oven-safe baking dish, combine quinoa, broth, milk, onion, broccoli, and cheddar.
  3. Set chicken breasts in the middle of the pan, pressed down into the mixture.
  4. Season breasts with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.
  5. Top the whole dish with almond flour and parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until the center of chicken reads 165 degrees F. ***note baking times will vary!***
  7. Optional: finish under broiler to crisp up the top of the dish.
  8. Serve warm!

Enjoy the comfort foods without interrupting your waistline! Simply delicious.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. I love these kind of bakes because they’re so easy to make. I’d probably double the recipe, prepare it on the weekend, so I’d have it for lunches during the week. It sounds delicious Melanie!
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  2. This is so much yum all in one casserole! (I never caught on to the term hotdish while in MN 😉 ) I bet this would be delish with brussels too. And actually, I think I have ALL of the ingredients at home so this might be dinner tonight. Perfectly timed comfort food post considering the current blizzard 😉
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  3. Taryn

    I found a recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa today and was planning on adding chicken to it.. and then I found you and this! Definitely making this in the near future.. it looks delicious!
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  4. Danniele

    I hope this isn’t a dumb question….but should I pan fry the chicken first? Or just place it in the casserole dish raw? Thanks!!!

    1. Melanie

      You could, but you don’t need to. Not a dumb question!

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