cheezy chicken, broccoli, rice casserole

★★★★★ 8
a recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

This is a delicious, easy recipe that is quite satisfying. Enjoy! My Photo's

★★★★★ 8
serves 4 - 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheezy chicken, broccoli, rice casserole

  • 3
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized cubes
  • 1 c
    uncooked, white rice
  • 1 sm
    can chicken broth
  • 2 can
    cream of chicken soup, or cream of chicken broccoli soup
  • 1 - 1/2 c
    milk
  • 2 bunch
    fresh broccoli cut into pieces ( par cooked a few minutes in boiling salted water , or 10 - 12 ounce bag frozen broccoli flourets, thawed
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    minced, dried onion
  • 2 1/2 c
    shredded, cheddar cheese
  • salt, pepper for chicken
  • 1
    sleeve ritz crackers, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • paprika ( optional )
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder ( optional )
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste, or whatever seasoning you want to add.

How To Make cheezy chicken, broccoli, rice casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • 2
    In a medium skillet with oil, brown chicken seasoned with salt and pepper. Does not have to be completely cooked. Will finish cooking in the oven.
  • 3
    In a large bowl add rice, soups, broth, 2 cups cheese, dried onions, 1 1/2 cup milk, seasonings such as salt and pepper, stir till blended. Now, add the chicken and broccoli. Pour into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over casserole.
  • 4
    In a small bowl; mix the crumbs, seasonings and butter well; set aside.
  • 5
    Cover casserole with foil and bake 40 - 45 minutes. Remove foil. Sprinkle crumbs atop the casserole. Continue baking till golden brown and bubbling. Check for rice tenderness. If still tough remain baking till tender. Check the center of casserole, as the edges bake sooner than the center.
  • 6
    Enjoy!
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