This makes a great family dinner. I steamed fresh broccoli instead of frozen and used rotisserie chicken. A little labor intensive for the typical weeknight but easy to make ahead and freeze. We served this over rice with some sriracha sauce for a bit of kick.
Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
A traditional creamy chicken casserole can have more than 800 calories per serving! Try our lightened up version that offers great flavor without all the calories.
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- Calories: 277
- Fat: 11.9g
- Saturated fat: 3.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 5.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.2g
- Protein: 29.1g
- Carbohydrate: 15.2g
- Fiber: 3.1g
- Cholesterol: 66mg
- Iron: 1.5mg
- Sodium: 547mg
- Calcium: 253mg
- 1 (12-ounce) package steam-in-bag broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 cup prechopped onion
- 2 (8-ounce) packages presliced mushrooms
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
- 12 ounces chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 3 cups)
- 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
- 1. Preheat broiler.
- 2. Prepare broccoli in microwave according to package directions.
- 3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and mushrooms; cook 12 minutes or until mushrooms brown and liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle mushroom mixture with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Stir in broccoli and chicken; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat. Stir in yogurt, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt. Top evenly with cheeses; broil 2 minutes.
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