This is a classy Chicken Broccoli Bake and it’s perfect for any day of the week!

Stuffed with chicken, broccoli, and a creamy cheddar cheese sauce, it’s a healthy, keto and low carb favorite recipe! A tasty chicken broccoli casserole like this one is hearty enough to satisfy big appetites, but fancy enough to serve when company’s coming over!

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Chicken Broccoli Casserole

  • Also sometimes called ‘classy chicken’ because for such an easy low-carb casserole, it’s still classy enough to take to a potluck, party, or picnic! Prepare to share the recipe!
  • Chicken & broccoli casseroles are a delicious way to mix and match proteins, veggies, and sauces, especially for using up leftovers!
  • This Chicken Broccoli Bake is the perfect combination of protein, veggies, and a flavorful cheese sauce that makes it a family favorite all year round!

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What’s in Chicken Broccoli Casserole?

Chicken and broccoli bake is a home cook’s dream dinner because, in just a few steps, a different dinner can be made every night! Serve with a bright and tangy Red Leaf Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, some Honey Cornbread Muffins, and an easy Homemade Peach Cobbler for dessert!

PROTEINS: Chicken has the mild flavor that works so well with the cream sauce,

VEGETABLES: Broccoli florets are the perfect pairing with chicken and strong cheddar cheese

CHEESY SAUCES: Campbell’s broccoli and cheese soup make the velvety sauce for this casserole, as does some full-fat mayonnaise, and lots of cheddar cheese!

Variations

PROTEINS: Steak bites, mini-meatballs, shrimp, even chunks of cooked salmon can be used in this recipe with the right veggies and cheesy sauce!

VEGETABLES: Asparagus spears, sautéed onions, sliced mushrooms, or yellow squash can be added to the dish for color and texture! Or cook half broccoli and half cauliflower for a vegetarian version.

CHEESY SAUCE: Try other creamy varieties of soup like cream of mushroom, chicken, celery, or even split pea!

MIX-INS: Cook the casserole with other ingredients like white or long-grain brown rice, quinoa, or pasta, like wide egg noodles, penne, macaroni shells, or thick spaghetti.

Process of making Chicken Broccoli Bake

How to Make Chicken Broccoli Bake

An easy chicken & broccoli casserole has just a few easy steps:

  1. Sauté seasoned chicken.
  2. Steam broccoli until tender.
  3. Place steamed broccoli, then chicken in a casserole dish.
  4. Whisk sauce ingredients together and pour over top chicken. Sprinkle cheese on top & bake (per recipe below).

PRO TIP: Bacon bits can be added to the cheese before baking.

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Can You Make Ahead?

This simple dinner is easy enough to assemble in advance and store in the refrigerator until it’s ready to be baked!

Leftovers

This easy chicken casserole will last for about 4 days in the refrigerator covered or in an air tight container. Reheat individual portions in the oven or microwave – a great idea for a workday desk lunch!

Casseroles can be frozen once they are fully cooled. They freeze better when the pieces are cut into smaller portions, wrapped in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. They can be frozen up to 8 weeks for maximum freshness.

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Chicken Broccoli Bake

Chicken Broccoli Casserole is family favorite, comfort food recipe you will love!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author Candace

Ingredients  

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli 4 crowns, about 8 cups, or asparagus (or 10 ounces frozen)
  • 10 ounces condensed cream of broccoli cheese soup 1 can, or any condensed cream soup
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 3 quart casserole dish.
  • Cut chicken into ½-1 inch pieces (bite sized). Season with pepper.
  • In a large skillet, add oil and saute chicken on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until just opaque.
  • Meanwhile, steam broccoli for about 4 minutes. Broccoli should still be crisp.
  • Add broccoli to casserole dish. Add chicken on top.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine soup, mayonnaise, curry powder, and lemon juice until well combined. Pour over chicken.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes. Serve with rice or potatoes.

Notes

*Any steamed vegetables work great in this recipe!
*Cream of Chicken Soup was used to calculate nutrition in this recipe.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 435 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 859IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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  1. Do you have any substitute for the cream soup? I had to cut way back on my sodium this past year and now so much salt gags me.. The recipe looks luscious but too much sodium for my taste buds now..

    1. Hi Nancy, I have seen (and often use) low sodium versions of the soup. You could also create a cream sauce, or a cheese sauce, and season it with a bit of Italian seasoning in addition to the curry. Enjoy the recipe!

    1. You could add any seasoning that you prefer, like Italian seasoning, or basil. Something interesting Amy, it was this dish that made me enjoy curry! I was pleasantly surprised!