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cheesy chicken broccoli casserole

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Michelle Koletar/Mertz
Harrisburg, PA

My mom had this like 30 years ago at a bridal or baby shower & went nuts for it. She started making it for us, and passed the recipe down to me. If I ever would have read the ingredients without trying it first, I never would have made it! But it is sooooo good. My ex-husband still asks for this as his birthday dinner every year. :) He's lucky it's easy to prepare.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For cheesy chicken broccoli casserole

  • 2 lg
    chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1 lb
    stalk broccoli, steamed or blanched
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 c

How To Make cheesy chicken broccoli casserole

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Cut chicken in large, bite-sized pieces. (Note, I always use large bone-in chicken for this. If you use boneless, skinless, you will need 3 breasts prolly.) Salt & pepper.
  • 3
    Steam or blanch broccoli until it is softened & bright green. Don't overcook it. Drain VERY well. Cut into large pieces. (I usually leave some of the stalk on, just because I like them & think it looks nicer, but you can just use the florettes.)
  • 4
    Mix in large mixing bowl lemon juice, mayo, soups, & some salt & pepper.
  • 5
    Mix chicken and broccoli with lemon juice & soup mixture. Spoon into ungreased 9x13 baking dish. Top w/ cheese evenly and bake covered for 15 minutes, and uncovered for 15 minutes (total 30 mins) on 350. If you like your cheese more brown, bake uncovered the entire time.

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