Chicken Broccoli 🥦 Casserole

This recipe is more of a pantry recipe instead of an “easy” recipe. Believe me I enjoy quick and easy dinner recipes and if I could have them every night I would. Every. Single. Meal.

But – there are times when I need to use up items in my pantry or fridge that are going out of date. So when I looked in my fridge today, I noticed two stalks of fresh broccoli that had not been used but needed to be ASAP. Hence… Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

Please keep in mind I modify, substitute, and make do with what I have on hand for recipes. If you need to leave things out – leave it out! You can still make your meal!

Set out to prepare this dinner in 2 hours (hopefully less time the more often you prepare it!)

I used a 9 by 13 casserole dish, a large pot, two small/medium size pots, cutting board, and large bowl.

You will need:

  • Shredded cooked chicken (4 skinless/boneless chicken breasts)
  • A medium stalk of broccoli cut up in small bits🥦
  • 2 cups cooked rice (instant or regular)
  • 1 can (10 ounce) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 + 1/2 cups grated cheese
  • 1. Preheat 350 degrees. Grease 9 by 13 dish.
  • 2. In large pot, cover defrosted chicken with water and once chicken boil for a few minutes then turn the heat to simmer for 45 minutes (or until chicken is fully cooked and tender to shred).
  • 3. Boil 2 + 1/2 cups of water in a small/med pot and once boiling add 1 cup of rice, cover, reduce to simmer for 45 min.
  • 4. Boil water in small/med pot, once boiling add broccoli and boil for 2-3 min (until broccoli is tender).
  • 5. Layer cooked rice in casserole dish then broccoli on top.
  • 6. In a large bowl, mix together chicken soup, sour cream, mayo, shredded chicken, a little over 1 cup of cheese, and salt and pepper (a couple shakes). Later on top of rice and broccoli and bake for 40 min.
  • I added garlic bread 🥖 to this dish and a salad would also be a great pair!

  • This recipe can be adapted as you need it. Some ideas would be:
  • • Frozen broccoli
  • • Peas instead of broccoli
  • • Pasta instead of rice
  • • Crackers or croutons as a top layer
  • • Cream of broccoli instead of chicken soup
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