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white casserole dish filled with chicken broccoli and rice casserole topped with fried onions
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Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole is ultimate comfort food. With easy ingredients and the ability to make it ahead, this chicken broccoli and rice casserole will become part of the meal rotation.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken casserole, freezer friendly, make ahead
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 16 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 pound Gold'n Plump Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts diced (uncooked)
  • 1 cup fried onions

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the onion, and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the broccoli, and cook until no longer frozen, about 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the condensed cream of chicken soup, milk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in the broccoli onion mixture, diced chicken, instant rice, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Pour into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese and fried onions. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes.

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Notes

To make this dish ahead of time, follow the instructions through #3. Cover with foil and put in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Top with 1 cup cheddar cheese and fried onions. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the casserole has begun to brown around the edges.

Nutrition

Serving: 1heaping cup | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 11mg