Chicken Broccoli Casserole

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5 from 8 votes
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is a favorite dinner because of its creamy comforting goodness without a lot of preparation. Super moist chicken and cheesy, creamy rice are the perfect meal.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Casserole dish with the chicken and broccoli casserole in it

This Chicken Broccoli Casserole is a favorite dinner because of its creamy comforting goodness without a lot of preparation. Super moist chicken and cheesy, creamy, rice are the perfect meal.

Chicken and broccoli casserole in a white oblong casserole dish

The Chicken Broccoli casserole is so delicious and it doesn’t require a lot of work on your part. You start with frozen broccoli and uncooked rice and end up with a creamy enticing supper.

Why does this Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole Work?

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole works because it is perfect a one dish meal that takes little time to prepare and fills the house with the aroma that will have your family running to the table. Seriously, it is the perfect comfort food.

How to Make this Chicken and Broccoli Casserole – Step by Step 

  • Preheat Oven: First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then coat baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Add Rice: Add the rice, chicken broth, both cans of soup and 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend to the baking dish then stir to combine.
  • Arrange Chicken: Next, arrange chicken on top of the rice mixture and then place pats of butter evenly on top of rice.
  • Mix:  In a small bowl, combine the remaining teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend with the Paprika. Season the chicken with the House Seasoning Blend mixture.
Soup in casserole pan and the a photo of the reice in the pan and finally the broccoli in the pan
  • Cover Dish: Before baking, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Remove Foil: Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Rest: Finally, remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Chicken nestled in the casserole and the final ingredients added before cooking

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Recommendations for Making Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Undoubtable, this Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is going to become one of your familes favorite meals and go into heavy rotation for your meal planning. Therefore, you may want to change it up once in a while. For Example:

  • Turkey or ham as an alternative to chicken
  • Use mushrooms, asparagus, Brussel sprouts or cauliflower instead of broccoli
  • Try Cream of Bacon Soup, a spicy Cream of Cheddar Soup, or a roasted garlic soup
White plate with a serving of the chicken broccoli and rice casserole on the plate

Can I Freeze my Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Certainly you can freeze this casserole and have it in the future. Additionally, it is a great idea to make an extra casserole as food prep and have it for an additional meal.

Just make sure that you wrap it tight. you can either pre cook it so it is done or have the uncooked on wrapped airtight. Then thaw in the refrigerator overnight and bake the next day. For additional tips on freezing casseroles check this article out.


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Finished Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with stack of plates and a blue napkin in the background

Expert Tips for Making the Best Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • More Cheese Please: Of course you can add more cheese. Either on top of the casserole or mix it through.
  • Crunchy Tip: If you like a nice crunchy top add some crumbled crackers or bread crumbs with melted butter to the top of the casserole.

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Casserole dish with the chicken and broccoli casserole in it

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

5 from 8 votes
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is a favorite dinner because of its creamy comforting goodness without a lot of preparation. Super moist chicken and cheesy, creamy rice are the perfect meal.
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Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless, chicken breast
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 10.5 oz. Can of Cream of chicken soup
  • 1 10.5 oz. Can of Cream of Cheddar soup
  • 1 12.6 oz. Bag frozen baby broccoli florets
  • 4 tbsp butter sliced
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 2 tsp House Seasoning Blend divided
  • 1 tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Coat a 9"x13" casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the rice, chicken broth, both cans of soup, broccoli, and 1 teaspoon of House
  • Seasoning Blend to the baking dish; Stir to combine.
  • Arrange chicken on top of the rice mixture.
  • Place pats of butter evenly on top of rice.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend with the Paprika.
  • Season the chicken with the House Seasoning Blend mixture.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • More Cheese Please: Of course you can add more cheese. Either on top of the casserole or mix it through.
  • Crunchy Tip: If you like a nice crunchy top add some crumbled crackers or bread crumbs with melted butter to the top of the casserole.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1801mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 thoughts on “Chicken Broccoli Casserole”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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  2. 5 stars
    Creamy and delicious, I love this recipe and so does my picky family. I added mushrooms too. Because we love them.

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