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Broccoli Rice Cheese and Chicken Casserole


Are you prepared for the final consolation meals recipe? My household and I’ve been consuming this rooster and rice casserole for years now. Who must separate rooster, rice, and broccoli when you possibly can whip up a creamy casserole?!

Broccoli Rice Cheese and Chicken Casserole


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 boneless skinless rooster breasts, or 2 cups diced rotisserie rooster
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper, to style
  • 2 1/2 cups rooster broth
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups white lengthy grain rice, raw
  • 2 cups recent broccoli florets, raw
  • 10.5 oz. Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup bitter cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, separated

Optionally available Seasonings

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Casserole Topping

  • 1 cup Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter

How To Make Broccoli Rice Cheese and Chicken Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 levels.
  2. Reduce rooster into bite-sized items and season with Italian seasoning and desired quantity of salt and pepper.
  3. Warmth butter in a big pot over medium warmth till melted. Add the rooster and cook dinner till golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Take away and put aside. Observe: This step just isn’t wanted if utilizing a cooked rotisserie rooster.
  4. Add the rooster broth, olive oil, and rice to the pot and carry to a boil, then scale back warmth to a simmer.
  5. Cowl tightly and cook dinner for 7 minutes.
  6. Add the broccoli (if utilizing recent) and exchange the duvet. Cook dinner for 8 extra minutes. Chorus from stirring.
  7. Flip off the warmth and take away the duvet. Let the rice stand for 10 minutes, don’t stir. Any rice on the underside of the pot will launch.
  8. Add the cooked rooster, soup, milk, bitter cream, optionally available seasonings, and half of the cheddar cheese.
  9. Add to a calmly greased 9 x 13 casserole dish and high with remaining cheese.
  10. Cowl and bake for quarter-hour.