Mom's Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole


This lightened-up creamy chicken casserole is packed with veggies. The sauce at the heart of this family-friendly casserole uses fat-free milk with a combination of fat-free Greek-style yogurt and a little mayonnaise to give it body.

Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 (12-ounce) package steam-in-bag broccoli florets

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 cup prechopped onion

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages presliced mushrooms

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups fat-free milk

  • 12 ounces chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 3 cups)

  • ½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup canola mayonnaise

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)


  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Prepare broccoli in microwave according to package directions.

  3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and mushrooms; cook 12 minutes or until mushrooms brown and liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle mushroom mixture with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Stir in broccoli and chicken; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat. Stir in yogurt, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt. Top evenly with cheeses; broil 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Calcium 253mg 19%
Iron 2mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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