Low-Calorie Recipe: Broccoli & Chicken Casserole
Casseroles are really comforting especially during the colder months usually due to their distinct creaminess. Unfortunately, sometimes that cream factor comes with a caloric punch. This Broccoli Chicken Casserole gives you the best of both worlds: a thick and velvety sauce that doesn’t throw off your meal plan! Regardless of whether or not you’re watching what you eat, this recipe is amazing. Juicy pieces of chicken, tender broccoli and yummy mushrooms it’s all in there, so give it try!
Broccoli, Chicken & Mushroom Casserole
Serves 6-8; 30min
- 1 (12 oz.) package broccoli
- 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
- 1 (10.75 oz.) can condensed, reduced-sodium, 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup
- 1 1/2 cups low-fat (or fat-free) milk
- 1 cup Parmesan, grated
- 1 1/2 cup cornflakes, crushed
- 1 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- dash of nutmeg
- salt and pepper, to taste
- water, for boiling
- Preheat oven to 350º F, grease a 9x13-inch baking dish and bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Add broccoli to boiling water and cook for 5-6 minutes, until almost tender. Remove broccoli from water and set aside.
- Add chicken breasts to boiling water and reduce heat to low, simmering until cooked through. Around 15 minutes. Remove chicken to cutting board to cool.
- Once cool, cut chicken into cubes and place with the broccoli.
- In a large saucepan, whisk together milk, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Take off heat and add mayonnaise, yogurt, mushroom soup and half of cheese. Whisk continuously until smooth. Add in broccoli and chicken and incorporate them into sauce.
- Pour mixture into baking dish and cover with crushed cornflakes and the rest of Parmesan cheese.
- Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Yummy Healthy Easy