Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

Written by Diana - September 22, 2009 10 Comments

My husband snarfed the leftover broccoli from the band competition and asked if we should take it.  I said sure, I can freeze some and use some to make dinner.  He did a little happy wiggle (he does that) and asked if we could have the chicken and broccoli casserole that we love to eat. I told him sure, especially since it’s an easy meal to prepare and really delicious.  There are never leftovers of this. 

I have a small kitchen, so when I pull out my rice cooker I make extra rice and put it in the freezer.  If you have frozen broccoli, and rice, you can defrost them in the fridge during the day to make this a quick and easy dinner to pull together.  This casserole is very customizable, use your favorite ingredients to make it taste the way you like it best.

 

Chicken, Broccoli & Rice b4 the sauce Ingredients:

1 full size chicken breast

1/2 onion

1 cup cooked rice ( I love a wild rice mixture)

1 cup broccoli

1 can of cream soup (use your favorite – cream of broccoli, cream of chicken, cream of celery, cream of mushroom, etc)

1 cup milk

1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, colby, colby jack, etc)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray casserole dish with oil spray.  Throw some herbs and spices that you enjoy onto your chicken.  I used thyme, paprika, salt and pepper. Slice onion, place onion and chicken onto heated oiled grill pan, or frying pan and cook through.  If your broccoli is fresh, blanch it and pat it dry. If the broccoli is frozen, rinse with warm water and pat dry.  Layer your rice on the bottom of the casserole dish, then place broccoli on top, spread out.  When chicken is cool enough to handle, pull apart into shredded chunks and layer in and around the broccoli. Whisk together the cream soup and milk in a separate bowl, then pour evenly over the top of the chicken and broccoli.  Top with shredded cheese in an even layer. Place into oven for 20 – 30 minutes until top is melted, and the soup is bubbly around the edges.

Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole

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10 Outstanding Responses to "Chicken, Broccoli and Rice"

    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie on September 22, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Sounds great with melted cheese on top!

    girlichef on September 22, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Oh my gosh…that looks insanely good!! I know my whole family would be doing a happy little wiggle if I set this on the table :D

    Biz on September 23, 2009 at 2:42 am

    What a simple, make ahead dish! I think the cream of celery would be good! :D

    Sophie on September 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    What a tasty looking dsih: easy yet so yummie!!

    Great idea!

    Sweetie Pie on September 24, 2009 at 2:24 am

    That looks awesome, and the cheese is making me drool. YUM!

    Karine on September 24, 2009 at 5:54 am

    I love this recipe! Easy to make and it sounds full of flavors!

    Olga on September 25, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I wish I could just scoop some of that cheese with a tortilla chip!

    kristin on September 28, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Hello there,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me all the positive comments! I really appreciate it soooo much. I feel so great, I just really hate the sounds of it every time I tell someone I’m turning 50:) It just doesn’t sound like I feel – ha!

    Kristin

    Southern Grace Gourmet on September 29, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Looks very good and so easy!

    katy on August 16, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I have got this in the oven right now! :) looks really good! the only thing i didnt add was the onions because i dont like onions. But i was wondering what size dish you used?

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