Chicken, Broccoli, and Farro Casserole


This chicken broccoli casserole is one of our favorite healthy casserole recipes. But even though it's healthy, the melted cheese on top will give this chicken casserole a taste of decadence, too.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
7 1/2 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • cup chopped onion

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 3 cup sliced fresh cremini mushrooms (8 ounces)

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated fat-free milk

  • 3 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 cup cooked farro or brown rice

  • 1 6 ounce carton plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • cup light mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon fat-free milk

  • ½ teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a very large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and mushrooms; cook and stir 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook and stir 2 minutes.

  2. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in broccoli; cook and stir 3 minutes more. Stir in the next six ingredients (through salt).

  3. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart square or rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 42.1mg 211%
Calcium 307mg 24%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 549mg 12%
Folate, total 51.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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