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Broccoli, Chicken and Quinoa Bake

A basic bowl of quinoa with broccoli and chicken is good, but a casserole is even tastier.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups quinoa (uncooked)
  • Olive oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, divided

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with olive oil.
  3. Pour the uncooked quinoa in the baking dish.
  4. Steam the broccoli florets for 4-5 minutes, until almost tender, and then set aside.
  5. In a saucepan, bring the chicken stock, almond milk, sea salt and black pepper to a low boil. Slowly stir in the chickpea flour and whisk until smooth.
  6. Add this mixture to the uncooked quinoa, followed by the chicken. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with 2/3 of the Parmesan.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove the casserole from the oven and mix in the steamed broccoli and the remaining Parmesan. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.