Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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Jill P 0

"This casserole is a hit with my whole family. Even my children enjoy eating their broccoli with this homemade meal."

Ingredients

54 m servings 781 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 781 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 38.3 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.6g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 42.1 g
  • 84%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rotini pasta and cook until al dente, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain, cover, and set aside until needed.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat, and stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 1 cup broccoli; toss and cook just until tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle broccoli with flour, and cook 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Pour in the milk, and stir to blend. Season with salt, pepper, and chipotle pepper powder, if desired. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer mixture until sauce thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. Mix in 1 cup Cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in another large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, ground chicken, and remaining 1 cup of broccoli. Cook and stir until chicken is evenly browned and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat, and cook until liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven broiler to High. Lightly grease 9x13 inch baking dish.
  5. Toss the pasta with the broccoli sauce until evenly blended. Stir in the sour cream, if desired. Stir the broccoli sauce mixture into the chicken mixture. Spoon into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese.
  6. Cook under preheated broiler until cheese melts and browns around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes.

Reviews

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Easy and good mid-week dinner. I hate making changes before reviewing a recipe, but I had to use fresh chicken breast. I diced the breast and browned it, then I added the broccoli and followed t...

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Three stars as written (for the sheer heart-attack-waiting-to-happen-ness of it), a big FIVE STARS with alterations! As far as the sauce goes... I skipped the butter and reduced the oil by at le...

Three stars as written (for the sheer heart-attack-waiting-to-happen-ness of it), a big FIVE STARS with alterations! As far as the sauce goes... I skipped the butter and reduced the oil by at le...

Easy and good mid-week dinner. I hate making changes before reviewing a recipe, but I had to use fresh chicken breast. I diced the breast and browned it, then I added the broccoli and followed t...

I had a hard time figuring out how I would rate this recipe. What I came up with is that it was way too much work to end up with a plain ole pasta and chicken dish. My husband and I both liked...

At first glance I was going to this recipe exactly as it was, but after reading the reviews, changed it completly. I browned the chicken first, then added an entire diced onion, brocolli and di...

A little blah, but good. Next time I'll work a little of my magic.

After reading the reviews here, I added a teaspoon each of basil and oregano to the cheese sauce/broccoli mixture, and about 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder. I also added a clove of crushed garlic ...

Nice and simple. I chopped the broccoli in the food processor to disguise it from my 1 yr old - he gobbled it up! I also used ground turkey rather than chicken & halved the recipe. This is grea...

After reading all that goes into this recipe, I found that it was too much work for chicken and pasta. Anyways, i added some diced shrimp, took away the onions,sour cream, made it with fresh cho...

good easy recipe