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Chicken Kathleen Recipe

Chicken Kathleen

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"This is my family's favorite dish. My husband loves it so much he named it after me! I like it because the whole meal is served in one dish for an easy clean up."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Spread rice evenly over the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle cubed chicken evenly over rice, then sprinkle the broccoli over the chicken. Mix soup and milk together, and pour mixture evenly over chicken/broccoli mixture. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the soup.
  3. Melt butter or margarine in a small saucepan or skillet over low heat; add bread crumbs and mix completely together. Spoon mixture evenly over cheese layer in baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2003

Overall we really enjoyed this recipe. I did season the chichen when I was cooking it and added melted garlic butter to the broccoli before essembling the casserole. Also, I will use less bread crumbs next time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2007

Giving it three stars as it was a good base to work from but all the butter and can soup turned me off. My changes: Cooked one cup rice in chicken broth, made my own cream sauce (2tbl butter, 2tbl flour, one cup chicken broth, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup half & half, 8 oz cheese, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder). Made 3/4 cup breadcrumbs from homemade italian croutons and skipped the butter and skipped greasing the pan. It was wonderful.


55 Ratings

Jan 23, 2003

We have really enjoyed this recipe. My husband is a picky eater, so that says a lot. I used white rice as the only yellow rice I could find had spices in it which my taste buds tend to be sensitive to certain ones. I used italian seasoned bread crumbs, and will probably cut back on them next time as the topping was fairly salty. This is a definite keeper! Haven't tried it on any kids yet.

Jul 01, 2007

Good taste. Could be easier in preparation by mixing everything except the bread crumbs and butter together and putting it in the pan. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top and dot with pieces of butter. Butter will melt as casserole bakes.

Nov 15, 2005

This is my husband's favorite thing for me to make, he has renamed it "Chicken Erika." He loves simple dishes like this, rice, chicken, broccoli, etc and especially the breadcrumbs. Me, I like things to be "kicked up" a little more but if he'll eat non-processed foods this way then I'm happy to do it. I do use "healthier" canned soup mixes for this, and sometimes use low-fat crushed ritz instead of the breadcrumbs. Not sure that it helps with the fat/sodium content all that much, but whatever. A good homecooked meal can't be all bad. He loves it!

Nov 24, 2009

Made this for grandson's 1st birthday party and everyone raved! Made a few changes recommended by others. Seasoned the chicken while I cooked it with poultry seasoning and lemon pepper. Used only 3 cans of soup (broccoli and cheese and cream of chicken). Mixed everything together (inc. cheese) before I put bread crumbs on top (only 3 cups). Easy, simple and very tasty. Thanks for the recipe. It was great!!

Jan 23, 2003

Absolutely wonderful!! Our daughter fixed this for us the other evening and everyone just loved it! She did not have any bread crumbs on hand, so substituted seasoned croutons sprinkled over the top. It was GREAT!!! We were all wanting the leftovers.....of which there were NONE!!!

Oct 12, 2008

I used leftover jasmine rice instead of yellow, substituted a can of cheddar soup in place of one of the cans of cream of chicken, and omitted the bread crumb topping. The casserole wasn't terribly exciting, but a good, solid, meal with plenty of leftovers for my husband and me and it should reheat well. This dish is a great way to use up leftover rice and/or chicken. Or, if you left out the chicken and added a second bag of broccoli, it would make a nice side dish. I will make this again, but not all the time.


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  • Calories
  • 780 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74.3 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 39.4 g
  • 61%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 33.1 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 2489 mg
  • 100%

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

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