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Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This easy cheese filled chicken broccoli rice casserole is a family favorite and takes only minutes to put together making it the perfect family pleasing recipe for busy weeknights!

Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole - One of our family's favorite weeknight meals!

Some days it is hard to get creative with dinner!  I seem to have a house full of food, but just don’t know what to put together with it.  One recipe we almost always have the ingredients on hand to make and we never get tired of though, is this easy cheesy chicken broccoli rice casserole.  As a matter of fact, this is probably my husband’s favorite recipe I make.  And because it is such a quick and easy dinner to make, I don’t mind indulging him as often as he wants!

Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole - One of our family's favorite weeknight meals!

This recipe comes together quickly with just a few ingredients!  It is also perfect for kids like mine who love to help in the kitchen.  To start mix the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, rice, and broth together.  Next add 3/4 cup of the cheese and all of the chopped chicken.  I love that this recipe is so flexible.  I usually use left over rotisserie chicken in the recipe, but you could use shredded, canned, or chopped chicken breast depending on what you have on hand!  Last stir in the broccoli.  I like to use the steam ready bags to make precooking the broccoli super easy.  I just throw it in at the beginning and it usually finishes cooking right around the time I am ready to stir it in.

Pour this mixture in a 9×9 in baking dish and top with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.  Bake at 350˚F for 35-45 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.  Note: You MUST use minute rice as directed or you will need to precook the rice.  The quick cook rice cooks perfectly in 35-45 minutes in the oven with the liquid in the mixture.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole - One of our family's favorite weeknight meals!

Serve it up hot and watch it disappear!  It is delicious and as always, my kids think anything they help make is the most yummy thing that has ever touched the table and gobble their food, veggies and all!

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Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
  • 1 Can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 1⅓ Cup chicken broth
  • 1 Cup quick cook/minute rice
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1½ Cup chopped rotisserie chicken (or shredded or chopped chicken breast)
  • 12 Oz broccoli florets, precooked
  1. In a large bowl stir together the soup, sour cream, chicken broth, rice and ¾ cup of the cheese.
  2. Stir in the chicken and broccoli until combined.
  3. Pour into 9x9 baking dish.
  4. Cover with the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake at 350?F for 35-45 minutes or until the rice is tender.


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  1. says

    It’s important to have a few recipes like this in your back pocket. Not every night needs to be gourmet, and the funny thing is, these recipes are often the family’s favorites (like you said about your husband.) I would probably substitute plain greek yogurt for the sour cream… it’s my new obsession:)

  2. Leah says

    This turns out really really good w/ a gluten free cream of chicken soup substitute too (milk, corn starch, chicken bouillon, and salt). I like to use sharp cheddar cheese as well.

    • says

      Thanks so much for the tips Leah! That is really handy to know with all of the people I know with dietary restrictions. And I really like sharp cheddar too :)

  3. Sophie says

    Made this tonight and the family devoured it! I used instant brown rice, organic chicken, and low fat sour cream and hub had no idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Tracey says

    Like the post above. How much water? it is not in the recipe list at bottom??
    Do you make the soup with water?

    • says

      Sorry about the confusion! The broth takes place of the water, you shouldn’t need additional water. I often use bullion dissolved in water in place of broth which is probably why I typed it like that. SO sorry for the confusion, I will edit now!

  5. O K says

    I made this tonight withe gluten free cream of chicken. I added a dry ranch package and garlic powder. It was FANTASTIC!

  6. says

    I am a terrible cook, but this turned out great. Good to know it’s fool proof. I used brown rice and added extra broccoli and cheese and it was delicious.

    • says

      S glad you loved it! I bet you are a better cook than you give yourself credit for. I have lots more super easy dinner recipes… I hope you will try!


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