DELICIOUS & EASY BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER & CHICKEN CASSEROLE
This broccoli chicken casserole recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal. It is packed with protein and veggies and is super simple to make. Pure comfort food!
Plus, it can be made ahead of time, so you can just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat. This broccoli, cauliflower, and chicken casserole is a delicious and easy weeknight meal that will please the whole family. So if you’re looking for a healthy and tasty meal that won’t take too long to make, this casserole is perfect for you. Enjoy!
In this easy dinner recipe, we will cover the following topics. Feel free to use the following links to navigate the post:
- What you’ll need to make broccoli, cauliflower, and chicken casserole.
- How to make chicken and broccoli casserole.
- Broccoli, cauliflower, and chicken casserole variations.
- Can you make broccoli chicken casserole ahead of time?
- Can you freeze broccoli chicken casserole?
- Can I use frozen broccoli florets?
- How to store chicken broccoli casserole.
Please note: A Lily Love Affair is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for websites to earn advertising revenues by advertising and linking to affiliate links.
Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER AND CHICKEN CASSEROLE
To make this chicken and broccoli casserole dish, you will need the following:
- Fresh Broccoli Florets – broccoli is a nutrient-rich vegetable that provides many health benefits. It is an excellent source of vitamins C and K, and also contains folate, potassium, and fiber. Broccoli is also a good source of antioxidants and has been linked to lower rates of cancer and other chronic diseases. So if you’re looking for a healthy vegetable to add to your diet, broccoli is a great choice.
- Fresh Cauliflower Florets – cauliflower is also a good source of antioxidants and has been linked to lower rates of cancer and other chronic diseases. Feel free to vary the amount to your liking.
- Chicken – we use boneless chicken breasts, but if you are looking to save time, feel free to use rotisserie chicken, shredded chicken, or chicken thighs.
- Cream of Chicken Soup – cream of chicken soup is a common ingredient in casseroles. It provides creaminess and flavor and can help to bind the ingredients together. Cream of chicken soup is also relatively high in protein and nutrients, making it a good choice for those looking for a healthier option.
- Sour Cream – adding sour cream to this casserole recipe gives it a bit more creaminess and tang. However, this ingredient is completely optional. We also typically use low-fat sour cream when possible.
- Shredded Cheese – we like to use a combination of sharp shredded cheddar cheese for this recipe. When possible, try to shred your own cheese from a block.
- Garlic Pepper – if for any reason you do not have garlic pepper on hand, use a combination of black pepper and garlic powder.
- Panko Bread Crumbs or Ritz Crackers (optional)
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
What we love most about this easy dinner recipe is how quickly it comes together. To make chicken and broccoli casserole follow the below steps:
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a 9×13 baking dish, lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray. Layer chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower evenly in the casserole dish.
Next, in a large bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, garlic pepper, Italian seasoning, and cheese. Pour the mixture over the layer of chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower. Add a pinch of salt and place in the oven.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the casserole is golden brown and bubbly.
As an optional topping, add panko bread crumbs or crumbled Ritz crackers.
BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER & CHICKEN CASSEROLE VARIATIONS
If you want to change up this chicken broccoli casserole recipe, there are several tasty variations you can try. Here are just a few of our favorites:
- Different veggies – don’t love fresh broccoli or cauliflower? Try adding or substituting other veggies such as diced carrots, green beans, or peas.
- Shredded or rotisserie chicken – if you lack time, feel free to use shredded chicken as opposed to boneless chicken breast. If you do so, I recommend checking the cooking time mid-way through to ensure you’re not overcooking the casserole.
- Cream of Mushroom Soup or Cream of Vegetable Soup – If you don’t love the taste of cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup or cream of vegetable soup also tastes delicious. Because these soups can also be really high in sodium, we often choose to use heart health or low-sodium chicken soup. You can also use cheese soup, too.
- Add rice or gnocchi – adding either white rice, brown rice or even gnocchi would be an excellent addition to this recipe.
CAN YOU MAKE BROCCOLI CHICKEN CASSEROLE AHEAD OF TIME?
This chicken broccoli casserole recipe is perfect for those nights when you want a healthy and tasty meal, but don’t have a lot of time to cook. You can easily make this casserole dish ahead of time and just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat.
Plus, it’s packed with protein and veggies, so you can feel good about feeding it to your family. So if you’re looking for easy and delicious weekly meals, chicken and broccoli casserole is the perfect dish for you.
CAN YOU FREEZE BROCCOLI CHICKEN CASSEROLE?
Yes, broccoli chicken casserole can be frozen. Just place the leftovers in a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat, thaw the casserole in the fridge overnight and then bake it according to the recipe instructions.
CAN I USE FROZEN BROCCOLI?
If you’re in a pinch and don’t have fresh broccoli on hand, you can definitely use frozen broccoli florets in this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them before adding them to the casserole.
HOW TO STORE CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
Leftover broccoli chicken casserole can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to eat, just reheat in the oven or microwave until warm.
I hope you enjoy this broccoli chicken casserole recipe. It’s perfect for a weeknight meal and can be easily customized to your liking. Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
OTHER DELICIOUS RECIPES WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE:
- The One Chicken Spaghetti Recipe You Need In Your Life
- Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Pasta: A Delicious and Easy Recipe
- Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe
- Easy One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole
- Funeral Potatoes | Easy & Delicious
BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER & CHICKEN CASSEROLE | LOW CARB RECIPE
- 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
- 1 cup cauliflower florets
- 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
- 3/4 tablespoon garlic pepper (you can also just use pepper to taste, if needed)
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces sour cream
- 2 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup, low sodium
- 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs (optional)
- First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a 9×13 baking dish, lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray. Layer chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower evenly in the casserole dish.
- Next, in a large bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, garlic pepper, Italian seasoning, and cheese. Pour the mixture over the layer of chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower. Add a pinch of salt and place in the oven.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the casserole is golden brown and bubbly.
- As an optional topping, add panko bread crumbs or crumbled Ritz crackers and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
WE’D LOVE TO SEE! TAG US @ANNABAUN