Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice Casserole

Sharing a favorite chicken broccoli casserole today! This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole makes the perfect quick-fix weeknight dinner! It’s packed with creamy rice, chicken and broccoli!

 

Chicken Broccoli & Rice Casserole

Dinner just got more delicious with this Chicken Broccoli Casserole! Simple dinner recipes are some of my favorite recipes to develop. I know how hard it can be to get dinner on the table during busy weeknights. You’ll love the simplicity of this one. I have to say I don’t use canned soup in my cooking very often, but it’s so great in this quick fix dinner recipe! Enjoy!

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chicken broccoli casserole ingredients

 

What You’ll Need

  • rice– I use basmati rice is most of my recipes. Cook it in advance.
  • cooked chicken– Rotisserie is a great option for quick fix dinners. I get one at the beginning of the week to use for dinners.
  • steamed broccoli– Careful to not overcook the broccoli, it will cook a little more when baked.
  • cheddar cheese soup– Find cheddar cheese soup in the soup isle of the grocery store.
  • cream of chicken soup– Find cream of chicken soup in the soup isle of the grocery store.
  • sour cream– I use a full fat sour cream for the recipe.
  • milk– 2% milk works great for the recipe.
  • shredded cheddar cheese– I generally get a mild shredded cheese.
  • garlic salt– Look for Lawry’s brand garlic salt. It’s a good one.
  • kosher salt– Kosher salt is a course salt commonly used in cooking and baking. I prefer it over table salt.
  • black pepper– For best tasting results use freshly ground black pepper.

How To Make Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place cooked rice into a large 5 quart pot or baking dish of your choice.
  2. Place soup, sour cream and milk into a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine.  Pour over rice and add chicken, broccoli, garlic salt, salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Top with cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes, until hot and melted.

preparing wet ingredients for chicken broccoli casserole

 

Use 1/2 of the can of cream of chicken soup and 1/2 of the can of cheddar cheese soup along with sour cream. Add milk to the bowl and whisk to combine.

pouring wet ingredients to rice for chicken broccoli casserole

 

Pour mixture over rice, and add seasonings. Stir to combine.

adding cheese on top of chicken broccoli casserole

 

Add the chicken and lightly steamed broccoli. Stir then top with shredded cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes.

chicken broccoli casserole in serving dish

 

Tips For Making Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice Casserole

  1. You can also use a 9×13-inch baking dish if you’d like.
  2. Use a rotisserie chicken and lightly steamed broccoli for speedy prep time. I like to keep these in my refrigerator to have on hand for quick dinner ideas.
  3. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How To Serve Rice Casserole

I love to serve this meal with a nice chopped salad.  Check your grocery store’s produce section.  I’ve found some really good pre-bagged chopped salads available.  Comes with all of the toppings and even dressing.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat as needed.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice Casserole

This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice Casserole makes the perfect quick-fix weeknight dinner! It's packed with creamy rice, chicken and broccoli!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $20
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 can cheddar cheese soup
  • 1/2 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 cups steamed broccoli
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt Lawry's
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cooked rice into a large 5 quart pot or baking dish of your choice.
  • Place soup, sour cream and milk into a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine. Pour over rice and add chicken, broccoli, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Top with cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes, until hot and melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 40.8mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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8 Responses
    1. Jenny

      I haven’t used frozen broccoli Lisa, but I think it would be just fine while it bakes in the oven with the pasta.

  1. Maribel Marrero

    More/less how many cups of uncooked rice would make 8 cups of cooked rice. I’m sure I can make 1/2 recipe being for 1 or 2 people, right? Or save left over for another meal/freeze for another time? I love this combination of ingredients, they’re all yummy. I just leave out black pepper, does not agree with me. Thanks.

    1. Jenny

      Hi Maribel, I’d say around 2 cups of dry rice would make close to 8 cups of cooked rice. Haven’t measured in a while. You can defintely half the recipe and or freeze part for another dinner. Hope you enjoy.

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