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Harvest Chicken Casserole

This Harvest Chicken Casserole is the ultimate healthy fall recipe. It's delicious, nutritious, and packed with your favorite fall foods!

This is harvest chicken casserole. There is a large casserole dish filled with quinoa, chicken, sweet potato cubes, brussel sprouts, cranberries, almonds, and feta cheese. There is a large wooden spoon in the dish, ready to scoop out a serving of the dish.

What is a harvest chicken casserole?

This Harvest Chicken Casserole is the ultimate healthy fall recipe. It's packed with all of your favorite fall foods. Think sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, chicken, quinoa, cranberries, almonds, and feta cheese. These ingredients are combined together and baked to perfection for this casserole. Each serving is packed with flavor, nutrients, and basically a burst of fall.

Make this for dinner, meal prep, and enjoy this casserole all week long. It's a great recipe for a crowd, holiday gathering, or just to celebrate all of the delicious fall foods.

This is harvest chicken casserole. There is a large casserole dish filled with quinoa, chicken, sweet potato cubes, brussel sprouts, cranberries, almonds, and feta cheese. There is a large wooden spoon in the dish, ready to scoop out a serving of the dish. There is also a small bowl with a serving of this so you can see a close-up of all the ingredients.

What ingredients do I need?

  • Chicken breast - Adding chicken breast pieces into the casserole will add great flavor and add quite a bit of protein! There are a few options for how to add chicken to this recipe. You can buy a cooked rotisserie chicken and shred it, cook chicken breasts and cut or shred them, or use canned shredded chicken. Each of these options will work great!
  • Olive oil - You will use this to cook the chicken and vegetables.
  • Garlic - A little bit of garlic will add some yummy flavor to this recipe!
  • Quinoa - This grain provides protein, fiber, and several other vitamins and minerals. This heart grain is packed with health benefits and will serve as the base for this casserole.
  • Sweet potatoes - Roasted sweet potatoes are one of the ultimate fall foods! Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. For this recipe, we will peel and dice sweet potatoes.
  • Brussels sprouts - Roasted brussels sprouts are the BEST. For this recipe we will quarter and roast them in a skillet to get them crispy before baking.
  • Onion - I love the flavor that caramelized onion adds to the casserole. We will cook just one of these!
  • Salt and pepper - Add as much of these two ingredients as you see fit.
  • Almonds - Chopped almonds will add an awesome crunch to every bite of casserole!
  • Dried cranberries - A handful of cranberries will add a hint sweetness, which works so well for the flavors of this dish.
  • Goat cheese - A sprinkle of goat cheese on top of the casserole will add some delicious flavor and creaminess to our dish.

What substitutions can I make?

The beauty of casseroles is that there isn't one right way to make them. You have total liberty to mix and match ingredients as you desire! If you don't like one of the ingredients, leave it out. If you have something you think would taste great, add it in. You can make this your own!

This is harvest chicken casserole. There is a large casserole dish filled with quinoa, chicken, sweet potato cubes, brussel sprouts, cranberries, almonds, and feta cheese.

What equipment do I need?

The main piece of equipment you’ll need for this recipe is a casserole dish. A 9 x 13 dish will work great! You'll also need a pot and skillet for preparing some of the ingredients before they enter the casserole dish.

What is the process?

Ready to make this recipe? Here's what you'll need to do:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use cooking oil to spray a casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Heat up a large skillet. Add chicken, salt, pepper, and oil. Cook until golden and the internal temp has reached 165. Set aside and let cool.
  • In another skillet, heat and add olive oil. Add onion, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, garlic, salt and pepper. Add any other spices you desire. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Cut the cooled chicken into 1 inch pieces.
  • To make the balsamic glaze, mix balsamic vinegar with brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until glaze is reduced by half, about 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, quinoa, vegetables, and cranberries.
  • Pour mixture into the casserole dish. Add the balsamic mixture and sprinkle with goat cheese and almonds.
  • Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, until dish is warm.
  • Enjoy!
This is harvest chicken casserole. There is a large casserole dish filled with quinoa, chicken, sweet potato cubes, brussel sprouts, cranberries, almonds, and feta cheese.

How do I store it?

This harvest chicken casserole is so tasty right when it comes out of the oven! If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container. Keep it in the fridge and use between 4-5 days.

Can I reheat it?

You can reheat this harvest chicken casserole in the microwave or oven.

  • For the microwave: Cook 2-3 minutes.
  • For the oven: Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.

I like to add some extra toppings when I’m reheating this dish.

This is harvest chicken casserole. There is a large casserole dish filled with quinoa, chicken, sweet potato cubes, brussel sprouts, cranberries, almonds, and feta cheese. There is a large wooden spoon in the dish, ready to scoop out a serving of the dish.

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This is harvest chicken casserole. There is a large casserole dish filled with quinoa, chicken, sweet potato cubes, brussel sprouts, cranberries, almonds, and feta cheese. There is a large wooden spoon in the dish, ready to scoop out a serving of the dish.
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5 from 2 votes

Harvest Chicken Casserole

This Harvest Chicken Casserole is the ultimate healthy fall recipe. It is delicious, nutritious, and packed with your favorite fall foods!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, chicken, fall recipe, harvest
Servings: 8
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • casserole dish
  • oven
  • skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 ½ cups quinoa cooked
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts quartered
  • 1 onion chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • cup almonds chopped
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup goat cheese

Optional: Balsamic Glaze

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use cooking oil to spray a casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Heat up a large skillet. Add chicken, salt, pepper, and oil. Cook until golden and the internal temp has reached 165. Set aside and let cool.
  • In another skillet, heat and add olive oil. Add onion, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, garlic, salt and pepper. Add any other spices you desire. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Cut the cooled chicken into 1 inch pieces.
  • To make the balsamic glaze, mix balsamic vinegar with brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until glaze is reduced by half, about 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, quinoa, vegetables, and cranberries.
  • Pour the mixture into the casserole dish. Add the balsamic mixture and sprinkle with goat cheese and almonds.
  • Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, until dish is warm.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition information does not include balsamic glaze reduction.

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 1117mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 8575IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4mg
Recipe Rating




Ely

Monday 26th of April 2021

SO flavorful!! I left feeling to fulfilled without eating too much. The cranberries were absolutely delish with it too! Highly recommend!

Hema

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Thanks For Sharing this Amazing Recipe. My Family Loved It. I will be sharing this Recipe with my Friends. Hope They will like it.