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Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole Recipe
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Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole
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Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole

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"This is a delicious twist to broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole, and is VERY easy to make. You can also cut this in half. I use the 1 can cream of mushroom soup when I make half. You can also leave out the onion. It just gives it a little added flavor, but is still very good without it."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Mix in the instant rice, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, mix the prepared rice, chicken, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, butter, milk, broccoli, onion, and processed cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Stir halfway through cooking to help cheese melt evenly.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2006

Simple and Delicious. I did make the following changes from the recipe: Rice - Do not use instant and cook in chicken broth before putting all ingredients together. (2 cups of chicken broth for every cup of dry rice) Chicken - Instead of canned, I used the breast meat from a rotisserie by simply pulling it off the bone. Broccoli - I used fresh broccoli, chopped it and steamed until tender. Cheese - I used half shredded cheddar and half crumbled Velveeta. Then mix all ingredients together and add salt, pepper, and garlic salt (I used Lowry's) to taste. This dish turned out no where near bland! **TIP: Don't skip the onion. It adds just the right amount of flavor!**

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2004

With some help, this is a winner. A pound of processed cheese is enough to overwhelm any meal, and the canned chunk chicken is not so good either. Here's how we make it: Bake 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts and shred. Make rice in our rice cooker just like always, then scoop 2/3 of the cooked rice into the 9 X 13 pan with the chicken. (Our rice cooker calls for 3 cups uncooked to be used so we save the rest of the rice to make rice pudding so nothing goes to waste. It's also cheaper than instant rice) Then I take 16 oz of whatever cheese I have in the house and shred it. 1/2 Jack and 1/2 cheddar work great. Add a packet of onion soup mix INSTEAD of chopping onions, then 2 cans of whatever condensed creamy soups you like (we use 1 chicken and 1 brocoli), a cup of milk, the butter, and a bag of frozen brocoli. Then we top with sliced provolone cheese which we always have in the house anyway, and bake as per instructions. Between the soups, cheeses, and dry soup mix, no additional salt or pepper is necessary.

Oct 25, 2003

My husband and I love this recipe, although I did adapt it to use fresh broccoli, 8 oz each finely shredded cheddar and mozzarella, and half of a rotisserie roasted chicken. I have made it several times and it is one leftover that is gladly eaten. It really does freeze well. I make several small casseroles at a time.

Mar 06, 2006

5 Stars because it is super easy, super quick, super yummy, and all 4 kids LOVED it, even my green-aversion kid who doesn't eat veggies. To make it even faster and easier, I used a rotisserie chicken from my grocery store and just pulled that off the bone, did not pre-cook the rice (instead put it in the casserole dry and added one can of low-sodium chicken broth to the mix), and used 1 package of shredded velveeta and 1 package of shredded sharp cheddar. A few grinds of the pepper mill, a loaf of garlic bread and a tossed salad...dinner was complete. Great meal for a busy mom. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 25, 2007

This recipe was good but needed a little adjusting. I decided to put a little less cheese and some more chicken because it was a bit too cheesy. One of my guests said "You may get a bite of chicken or rice but it all tastes like cheese" After the adjustments it was wonderful and simple to make.

Sep 29, 2003

Pretty good meal. Due to the "soupy" complaints, I added an extra cup cooked rice and instead of raw onions, I took the advice of adding a packet of onion soup mix. Good mix of flavors and very filling. Would make again.

Jun 03, 2007

Excellent. My husband LOVED this and asked me to put it in our regular dinner rotation. I increased the rice to 3 cups since I found 2 cups to be too soupy. I also used 4 chicken breasts instead of canned and 22 ounces of broccoli. Omitted the onion since we neither one like onion but did add onion powder since we like the flavor.

Jan 24, 2004

This recipe was delicious and extremely easy! If you’re in a hurry, this is the casserole for you. I did, however, make some changes. I used 2 cups of shredded cheddar instead of processed cheese. I also used cream of broccoli and cream of chicken soup. Curry powder, black pepper & paprika added a kick, and I baked it for an additional 15 minutes to heat it all the way through. My husband loved it, and we had plenty of leftovers!


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  • Calories
  • 756 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 82.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 36 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 1642 mg
  • 66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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