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.
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.
Easy and delicious.
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 Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Cook your rice, boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins and frozen broccoli florets.
Preheat 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 liiiiiiitle 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 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!
The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
Reminder, not all ingredients in the Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
Must Have Resources:
When making Chicken and Broccoli Casserole at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.
- Casserole Dish (super pretty, I just love it)
- Non-Slip Bottom Bowls (perfect for teaching kids to cook)
Make it a Meal:
Refreshing Drink: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Mocktail
Don’t forget Dessert: Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes
Best Casserole Recipes:
Once you make this Chicken Broccoli Casserole Recipe, you’ll remember just why casseroles are the ultimate comfort food. And you’re going to definitely want a whole lot more easy weeknight casseroles to get through the week. So, good news for you, I pulled together my favorites just for you!
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.
- 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)
- Combine chicken, cooked rice, cooked broccoli, soup, and 1/2 of the cheese. stir all together and top casserole with remaining cheese.
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