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Easy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole The Kids Love

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This Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is so simple and easy to make ahead, then just pop in the oven. The kids love it and that is what matters most!

But really, the magic is in the fact that I don’t have to make much else to turn this hearty casserole into a meal.

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Seriously, there’s chicken, cheese, rice, and broccoli in this casserole dish, so you don’t have to make a side or put anything with it. Just drop this casserole on the table, maybe add a roll or some bread, drinks, and dessert.

And if you think the kids are going to turn their nose up to this, think again. Cheese is the magic word when it comes to broccoli, so you can guess that having a liberal coating of cheese on top makes this a happy dish. Even for kids.

If you’d like more easy chicken recipes you’re sure to love, check out these 25+ recipes made with chicken thighs.

How to Make Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Cook your rice, boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins, and frozen broccoli florets.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare your baking dish.

In a large bowl, add the broccoli, chicken, cooked white rice. Then dump in the condensed soup of choice–I’ve used cream of broccoli, or cream of mushroom soup, or even cream of chicken soup, you just need soup. And add 1/2 of the cheese.

To make this chicken casserole go just a little further, you can add 1/2 cup stuffing mix and everything the stuffing calls for (water or butter, whatever).

Stir it all together and top casserole with remaining cheese.

Cook in the oven at 350 degrees until cheese on top is melted, about 15 minutes to 20 minutes.

Top with salt and pepper or even a dollop of sour cream. Yum!

How do you know if you over-cooked chicken?

The biggest sign that chicken is over-cooked is that it’s going to be really tough and dry. It’s still fine to eat, it just might be a tad bit chewier.

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Can you freeze leftover casserole?

You can. Just make certain that you store it in an airtight container before placing it in the freezer!

More Broccoli Recipes:

If you’re just here for the broccoli, I don’t blame you. It’s such an underrated vegetable! If you cook it right or don’t cook it at all, broccoli can be the best dish on the table. I’ve definitely got some great broccoli recipes you’ll love.

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is so simple and easy to make ahead, then just pop in the oven. The kids love it and that is what matters most!

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Tenderloins (pre-cook)
  • 1 pkg. frozen cut broccoli
  • 1 can cream of broccoli, or cream of chicken soup
  • 2 c. uncooked rice (pre-cook)
  • 1 Can Chicken Broth
  • 1 pkg Shredded Cheddar (also yummy with Mexican mix)

Instructions

  1. Combine chicken, cooked rice, cooked broccoli, soup, and 1/2 of the cheese. stir all together and top casserole with remaining cheese.
  2. Cook in oven at 350 degrees until cheese on top is melted.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 655Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 791mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 53g

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saree

Monday 19th of July 2021

Very super recipe. Easy steps too. Nice one, will try for myself. I love chicken, need some quick fix to make it. It seems the one.

Marj M.

Thursday 1st of March 2012

Sounds yummy and it uses my faves, broccoli and chicken. Thanks gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

Faith Still

Tuesday 24th of January 2012

How many ounces is a can of chicken broth? I am going to make this with some homemade broth and need to know how much.

Kelli

Thursday 9th of February 2012

Faith it is 14 ounces :-)

Heather Walker

Tuesday 23rd of August 2011

I'm just impressed that your kids will eat broccoli! My 4 year old won't try it to save his life. He tells me, "Mommy, when I get bigger, I will like it!"

Kelli

Tuesday 23rd of August 2011

my kids LOVE broccoli! We call them little trees and the "giants" liked to eat them. :-)

Donna D

Tuesday 26th of July 2011

This Sounds really good, and I already have everything I need to make it, I think I'll try it.. I'll have to use low fat cheese that's all I have in the house right now, I bet it will still be yummy! TY

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