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Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

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Your whole family will enjoy this cozy and easy trader joe’s recipe: Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole. Six ingredients and 10 minutes prep!

One recipe request I’ve gotten time and time again is for kid-friendly quinoa recipes. And Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is JUST that.

I love that you guys love quinoa as much as I do, seriously. As much as we love quinoa, I’ve found that everyone in our family enjoys quinoa more when it’s part of a dish, than when it’s just served on the side of a meal. It’s why I keep making quinoa as the base of casserole-type meals. Our other favorites are: Pizza Quinoa Casserole and One-Pot Mexican Quinoa. These quinoa casseroles are filling, easy to throw together, and typically enjoyed by the whole family. (And for the record, NOT easy to photograph.)Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is a twist on the old favorite! It's easy and so satisfying. Click here for recipe. #chickendinner #casserole #healthycasserole #healthydinner

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is a twist on the old favorite! It's easy and so satisfying. Click here for recipe. #chickendinner #casserole #healthycasserole #healthydinner

I want to explain what I mean by kid-friendly. When I use the term kid-friendly, I don’t mean kid-food. I don’t really do kid food. Sure, we have quesadillas, and mac & cheese, but most of the time I serve Demi the same food that we eat – the same meals that we eat.

Whenever people ask me if there is anything that Demi doesn’t like, I don’t really have an answer. Mostly because I assume that she likes everything! It doesn’t mean that she never refuses food – she does. On a regular basis. But when she does? I don’t discount it as something she’ll never eat again. It’s just that she didn’t eat it for that meal.

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is a twist on the old favorite! It's easy and so satisfying. Click here for recipe. #chickendinner #casserole #healthycasserole #healthydinner

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is a twist on the old favorite! It's easy and so satisfying. Click here for recipe. #chickendinner #casserole #healthycasserole #healthydinner

It’s completely natural for kids to refuse foods and go through picky phases. (Demi’s still very young, I’m fully aware that she’ll get pickier as she gets a little older.) But, before you really say that your child doesn’t like a food, you really have to give it 10-15 times. It’s a lot and a little overwhelming, I get it. Just don’t stop offering foods your kids have refused in the past!

All this is to say, that when I give the kid-friendly approval, it means that sometimes it’s approved, sometimes it’s not. 😉

This chicken broccoli quinoa casserole is divine, hearty, and satisfying. I love that it covers all of the nutritional bases that I look for: whole-grain, protein, veggies, flavor!

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is a twist on the old favorite! It's easy and so satisfying. Click here for recipe. #chickendinner #casserole #healthycasserole #healthydinner

I think your family will love it, even if they don’t love it each and every time you serve it. 🙂

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Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Casserole

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Your whole family will enjoy this cozy and easy trader joe’s recipe: Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole. Six ingredients and 10 minutes prep!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and season with salt and pepper. (Using a kitchen shears makes this process fast and easy!)
  3. Heat large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add oil to pan and when hot, add chicken pieces.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned.
  6. Add quinoa to pan, and cook another 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in broccoli, soup, sour cream, and water.
  8. Pour into medium baking dish, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and cover with foil.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes and serve.

Notes

I used a 9″ x 7″ baking dish.

Keywords: casserole, quinoa, healthy dinner, chicken casserole, chicken quinoa casserole

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Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is a twist on the old favorite! It's easy and so satisfying. Click here for recipe. #chickendinner #traderjoesmeal #traderjoes #healthydinner

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    • EmilyEmily

      Hi Joy, adjusted the chicken thighs in the nutrition calculator, which adjusted the calorie count. Seems more realistic now! The initial assessment was including the skin, so was higher in calories. Thanks for alerting me!

  1. AvatarA

    You mentioned adding the quinoa into the pan… And cooking it for two minutes. Do I not need to add water? I didn’t know you could sauté quinoa for any amount of time on the stove top without water. Thanks

    • AvatarEmily

      Yes, it will cook when it bakes. We’re basically toasting it a bit in the pan, then adding the soup, water, etc. and it will cook with that liquid.

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