I loooove broccoli and chicken casserole. It’s one of those meals that is a classic. It’s always delicious, it’s always comforting, and it always seems to hit the spot. I haven’t made one in a long time and was in the mood recently. However, since I’m really trying to be more intentional about the health and nutrition of the meals I make at home… I was trying to avoid making casserole with cream of or condensed soup or canned soup of any kind. Most of these casseroles have some kind of soup in them… and when I went to pull the Cream of Broccoli soup out of the cabinet I looked at the nutrition facts and almost fainted when I saw how much sodium was in there.
I know, I know, I’m falling prey to the “OMGERSH SODIUM IS THE DEVIL” stuff… but seriously. I just had no clue. Anyway. I was bound and determined to make a delicious casserole without all the bad stuff. So I found a couple recipes online and then just decided to try on my own and this is what came out. It ended up being REALLY delicious! And I can name every ingredient in it. Yes, it has a ton of cheese, but hey, I like cheese. If the cheese is the worst part about this recipe, then I’m dealing.
RECIPE | Healthy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole