One Pan Cheesy Broccoli Chicken & Quinoa Bake!
32 oz Chicken broth
1 cup Quinoa (or rice!)
3 cups Broccoli (about 1 large head), cut into florets and finely chopped
1 lb Chicken, cut into bite size pieces
1 tsp Minced garlic
1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup Plain low fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tbs Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Cheddar, shredded
1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs (optional)
Spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Rinse quinoa in a fine strainer under cold water. Drain excess water. Combine quinoa with 2 cups chicken broth in large saute pan. bring chicken broth to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until quinoa becomes translucent.
Add broccoli and 1 additional cup of chicken broth and stir to combine. Place cover back on and continue to cook over high heat for about 3-5 minutes, or until broccoli is tender. Remove quinoa and broccoli from pan and place in baking dish. (Note there will still be some chicken broth in the pan, this is ok!)
Spray the same pan with cooking spray. Add chicken, salt, pepper, and garlic and turn heat to high. Cook chicken on both sides until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Then add the rest of the chicken broth and continue to cook chicken over medium high heat until chicken is cooked through. Add the quinoa and broccoli back to the saute pan with the chicken and turn off heat.
Add yogurt, 1 cup shredded cheddar and 1/4 cup parmesan. Stir to combine.
Pour everything into baking dish and top with cheese and bread crumbs if desired. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and bread crumbs are lightly golden brown.
Nutrition | 8 Servings
218 Cals | 6g Fat | 5g Sat. Fat | 19g Carb | 2g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 24 g Protein
Please feel free to share with family and friends.
Health and Wellness Associates