Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

This Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake recipe stay number one being the easiest, cheesiest, whole-hearty family meal.

Fresh broccoli with soft chicken legs and crispy bacon chunks to make an appealing creamy sauce casserole.

Prepare, bake, and let the Air Fryer Lid magic take down everyone out there! 🙂

This chicken broccoli casserole recipe is a Ketogenic and gluten-free you can have as a healthy dinner.

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Can I make it without Air Fryer Lid?

Yes, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare everything as directed in the recipe card.
  2. Once you are done, place a trivet in the Instant Pot, and pour ½ cup of water in the bottom.
  3. Place the bowl on the trivet.
  4. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 11 minutes.
  5. Do a quick release.
  6. Serve.

What else can I add?

To make this wholesome meal more interesting, add a layer of rice, mayonnaise, or lemon juice on top of the chicken legs and broccoli before adding cheese and cream.

You can even add more veggies like

Mushrooms

Bell peppers

Cauliflower

Can I use frozen broccoli?

Of course, you can use frozen broccoli for this recipe. Just do not forget to thaw it completely before you use it.

You can use the microwave to thaw it quickly.

And make sure to drain out any water that's left off after thawing.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

How to serve?

There are a million ways in which you can serve this wholesome meal. Try it alongside with:

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Instant Pot Green Beans

Can I make it ahead of time?

Yes, of course. Make more batches of this chicken broccoli bake recipe and store it until the party starts.

How to store the leftovers?

Cover the bowl with aluminum foil or an airtight cap to store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I reheat it in a microwave?

Yes, you absolutely can reheat it in the microwave.

Or reheat in the oven for a few minutes to get it crispy again.

How to make

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Saute the pot for 5 minutes, pour olive oil, and add butter.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Once the butter is melted, add broccoli, bacon, and mix.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Add a bunch of collard green and mix for a minute.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Dish out and saute the pot for 5 more minutes.

Pour a tablespoon olive oil and add chicken drumsticks.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Once the chicken becomes a bit whitish, dish it out.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

 

In a bowl, transfer all the cooked items, add cheese, cream, shallots, thyme, and anything else that you want to add as a topping.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Place a trivet in the pot and transfer the bowl to it.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Cover the pot with an air fryer lid and bake at 395F for 20 minutes.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Dish out and enjoy.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Casserole

5 from 1 vote
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, chicken drumsticks, chicken legs, cream, gluten free, keto
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Air fryer lid
  • trivet

Ingredients

  • 2 shallots
  • ¼ lb bacon chopped
  • 1 broccoli
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup collard green
  • 1 ¼ lb chicken legs
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup cheese
  • 2 teaspoon thyme leaves

Instructions

  • Press "saute" and add olive oil and butter.
  • Once the butter is melted, add broccoli and bacon and mix for 1 minute.
  • Add collard green and mix for another minute.
  • Take out the broccoli mixture and keep aside.
  • Clean the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add chicken leg and saute for a few minutes until brown.
  • Transfer the broccoli mixture into a bowl, add cream cheese, grated cheese, chicken legs, shallots and thyme leaves. Feel free to add more toppings if you like.
  • Clean the bottom of the Instant Pot and place a trivet inside.
  • Place the bowl on the trivet and close the lid. Cover the pot with an air fryer lid and bake at 395F for 20 minutes.
  • Set to BAKE at 395 °F for 20 minutes.
  • Open the lid and serve 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 15g Fat: 47g Saturated Fat: 19g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 115mg Sodium: 209mg Potassium: 499mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 1517IU Vitamin C: 94mg Calcium: 154mg Iron: 1mg

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