Gluten Free Chicken, Broccoli And Brown Rice Casserole Recipe

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Gluten Free Chicken, Broccoli and Brown Rice Casserole Recipe

Nancilee Iozzia

By
@ZeeZee13

This is a quick, easy way leftover chicken and leftover rice... you my add seasonings according to you preference. If you like, you can add cream cheese and/or Parmesan cheese to the roux for an Alfredo-like casserole.

Instead of using canned cream of chicken (or any "cream of" soup),
a very easy roux is made from cornstarch, butter and milk. I use a soy free butter substitute and lactose free, fat milk due to lactose intolerance... no one has ever noticed these substitutions.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
cooked chicken, cut up
1 c
cooked brown rice (you may use white rice)
1 1/2 c
uncooked broccoli florets (fresh or frozen, if using frozen, microwave for about 3 min. to thaw)
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 1/2 c
cups fat free milk
salt and pepper to taste
(other seasonings i like are: curry powdercurry powder, italian seasoning, poultry seasoning... feel free to experiment!)
2 Tbsp
(or more) . gluten freegluten free bread crumbsbread crumbs (i add italian seasoning to the crumbs)
cream cheese and/or parmesan cheese (amount depends upon your taste - taste - there is no hard and fast amount) to the roux for an alfredo-like casserole.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine chicken, broccoli and rice in an ovenproof casserole dish. Toss to mix.
2
To make the roux: melt the butter in a medium size saucepan.
Add the cornstarch and blend thoroughly. While blending, add the milk and seasonings. Continue stirring until a cream soup consistency is reached.
At this point, you may add the cheese(s). Since the cheese will thicken the sauce, you may have to add more milk.
3
Pour the sauce over the chicken/broccoli/rice mixture. Top with gluten free bread crumbs.
4
Bake in pre-heated 350 F oven, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes (depending upon your oven).

Remove from oven and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tag: Healthy