Chicken, Broccoli, Quinoa Casserole

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa CasseroleThis is a recipe my Mom made ALL the time when we were kids and we always devoured it. However… she always used rice instead of quinoa (feel free to do it the original way with rice if you aren’t in the quinoa mood). I wasn’t sure how it would come out with the quinoa instead of rice.. but I loved it! I hardly noticed a difference at all (and neither did my 2-year-old). If you aren’t the biggest fan of quiona and want to ease your way into making it a part of your diet, this quinoa casserole is a good place to start. Oh and another added note.. this also tastes great if you do 1 cup of Greek yogurt instead of the 1/2 c. mayo & sour cream.  

Chicken, Broccoli, Quinoa Casserole

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  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • ½ c. mayonnaise
  • ¼ c. lemon juice
  • 1 c. milk
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 3 c. cooked quinoa (prepared according to package directions)
  • 3 c. shredded chicken
  • 2 c. cooked broccoli
  • 2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees. In a large bowl combine cream of chicken, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, milk, and salt & pepper.
  • Gently stir in quinoa, chicken, and broccoli.
  • When evenly covered in sauce, spoon mixture into 9x13 glass baking dish and bake at 350-degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese, and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


  1. Kate Dolan says:

    HI! How many servings would you say this is? Maybe 8?

    • Emily says:

      I would say about 8 to 10.

  2. Jessica says:

    Do you think I could substitute cauliflower florets for the broccoli? I love broccoli but my dad isn’t a big fan, but I wanted to try this soo badly and was thinking of a way I could without the broccoli. And we all love caiflower.. But I’m not sure how to do that or if it will work? If so would the cooking time and all change? Thanks!! (:

    • Erica says:

      Um… Sure! You can absolutely try it with cauliflower. If you steam or boil it like the broccoli it shouldn’t change the baking time at all. Let me know how it turns out! You could also do half of each..

  3. Jackie says:

    Do you think this can be prepared and frozen before cooking it? I’m 8 months pregnant with #3 and trying to prepare dishes now so we have homemade meals when the baby arrives.

    • Emily says:

      Yes, definitely!

  4. Moriann says:

    Can this somehow be made in the crockpot? Maybe just the chicken, broccoli and sauce – and then add the cooked quinoa later? We’re trying to avoid using the oven with the hot weather recently. Or is there maybe a way to cook it on the stove top?

    • Erica says:

      I guess you could try it in the crock pot.. haven’t tried either method before. Let us know how it turns out!

  5. Heidi says:

    Hey, this sounds amazing. When you say 3 cups of cooked quinoa do you mean 3 cups of quinoa and then cook it ?or is the 3 cups once it has already been cooked? If so, how many cups uncooked is that?

    • Erica says:

      It is 3 c. once it has already boon cooked. I would say 1 1/2 c. uncooked….

  6. Cheryl says:

    Doesn’t the quinoa need to be rinsed really good? I even rinsed it really well and it still tasted bitter. What am I doing wrong?

    • Erica says:

      It could have been the brand/type of quinoa you used?

  7. Karen says:

    We are trying not to used processed food. What could I substitute for the canned cream of chicken soup?

    • Erica says:

      If you do a google search for Cream of Chicken soup substitutes you will get a lot of options. We don’t have one available on our site yet as we are still trying to figure out the perfect recipe for it! We will let you know as soon as we come up with one! 🙂

  8. Kendall says:

    Making this right now for dinner. Doing a few things different. Cooked quinoa in chicken broth (1.5 C quinoa to 3 C broth), omitted chicken because we are on a tight budget and I can’t find chicken cheaper than $8 around these parts. Used cream of potato soup instead of cream of chicken because I find cream of chicken soup nauseating. Tasted the broccoli and quinoa mixture before baking, and it tastes good. Can’t wait to try the finished product! Thanks for this recipe.

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