Recipe by Frenchy
"All-in-one casserole with Cheddar cheese, rice, cooked chicken and fresh broccoli."
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
salt and ground black pepper to taste
salt-free seasoning blend
2 large heads
broccoli, cut into small florets
sweet onion, chopped
3 1/2 cups
2 (5.4 ounce) packages
herb and butter-flavored rice side dish (such as Knorr® Herb & Butter Rice Sides)
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of chicken soup
shredded Cheddar cheese
chopped fresh parsley
salt-free seasoning blend
shredded Cheddar cheese
Very good and easy dish to make. I did not add any lemon juice (didn't have any) and I also cut back on the mayo per other reviews. I also felt that steaming the broccoli and onion before was a waste of time so I just added it to the dish when you combined all the ingredients. Broccoli came out cooked perfectly (not mushy). Overall, I will definitely make this dish again.
This is a kid pleasing recipe and the taste is very good! The reason for the 3 stars is because of all the changes I will make when I fix this again. 1 bag of rice will be plenty. I also used frozen broccoli (I had it on hand). I don't like my veggies very mushy, so the broccoli was frozen when I put this in the oven...that was just right! Since next time I will be cutting the rice in half, it might be a good idea to reduce the mayo by 1/2 too. I did not add the curry powder because my family doesn't really care for it and the taste was still very good! I would also reduce the browning time for the chicken to 6-8 minutes on each side, then bake everything for 30. I also did not cut up the chicken. My hubby is watching his carbs, so I left the chicken whole so he wouldn't have to eat a lot of rice to get chicken.
I ended up having to substitute a couple of the ingredients, but this is the best Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole I have ever had. It was tangy, cheesy, buttery, and savory. You have to try it!
A few years ago I decided to never again eat microwave dinners. However one of my favorite ones was a cheesy chicken broccoli casserole by a certain lady named Marie who's last name shall go unmentioned. Anyways I really wanted to recreate that meal so I found this recipe. Just like the other reviews I made a few changes to suite my tastes. First, I grilled my chicken on my famous boxer grill with salt, garlic powder & pepper. Once cooked I cut it up in small pieces. I'm not a fan of boiled meat. Second I also used frozen broccoli as others have done. Third, I used a box of Near East garlic & herb wild rice (one box) prepared per the directions on the box. lastly, I substituted the mayo for sour cream. Maybe its just me but mayo belongs on turkey sandwiches not in casseroles. I also left out the curry powder. Anyhow it turned out great & tasted better than the microwave dinner I was trying to recreate.
I loved this item but, it was a lot of work to get to the finished product.
This is delicious. My husband raved over it. I used knorrs creole butter rice and instead of mayo I used 2 big spoonfuls of sour cream. Didn't use curry powder. Used Cajun seasoning and red pepper. I didn't want to use all of those pans so I used leftover chicken and didn't cook the broccoli or onions just put them in the mixture of everything raw and it was cooked perfectly. It did make a whole lot. I filled my largest cassarole dish and filled a gallon sized ziplock about 3/4 full. I think I'm just going to freeze the leftovers since its just me and my husband and we still have half a pan left. Great recipe! Update**** I defrosted the leftovers in the fridge then baked as I did before and it tasted the same as it did the first time around. I wrote the instructions on the ziplock and I wouldn't try to eat it after 6 months according to stilltasty.com. I ate it at almost exactly 6 months.
This was really tasty. I made a few changes. I used 2 cups of plain cooked rice in place of the seasoned rice and there was plenty of flavor with the other seasonings. Used a cajun seasoning for the "salt free seasoning blend. Used fresh lemon juice. It takes some time as there are a lot of ingredients but it was worth it. Very rich so I think for us it was a lot more than 8 servings with a side salad to compliment the meal. Took a little longer to cook than 30 minutes. I think I left it in for almost an hour, but until the cheese was darkening and bubbly.
I used brown rice and the chicken breast cook together to save a step. Also, I used frozen broccoli, cut back on the mayo 1/2 cup. I mixed all the other ingredients in the pot with the cooked rice and, chicken breast. I did not use the butter herb packs, I flavored my rice with beef bullion cubes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 406
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