Recipe by Heather
"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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uncooked instant rice
2 (10 ounce) cans
chunk chicken, drained
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (16 ounce) package
frozen chopped broccoli
white onion, chopped
processed cheese food
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!**
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Entire family went back for 2nds. Cut the recipe in half but used fresh broccoli, cut up baked chicken, used extra cheese and only one can of soup, mushroom soup. Also added fresh sliced mushrooms. This was so good and the little bit that was left over was even better the next day.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 277
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