Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Easy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole #Recipe

If you're looking for a quick, and easy dinner that you can literally throw together and have on the table in 30 minutes, this is it! I promise you that this will become one of your weekly go-to recipes, as it has quickly become one of mine.

You Will Need:

2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Cup of Cooked White Rice
1 1/2 Cups steamed broccoli or thawed (previously frozen) broccoli florets
1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1/4 Tsp. Garlic Powder

Step 1- Grab your prepared chicken. I pre-baked two chicken breasts earlier in the day. I cooked them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until they were baked all the way through. I let them cool, sliced them into strips, and then cubed the strips.

Step 2- Mix together 1 Cup of cooked white rice (you can pre-cook the rice, or use steam bag frozen rice), I can of Cream of Mushroom Soup (can substitute Cream of celery, cream of chicken), and cubed chicken. 

Step 3- Gently stir in 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese. I used a Pepper Jack cheese blend for a little added heat.

Step 4- Add the broccoli florets. I quickly steamed fresh broccoli for this dish.

Step 5- Gently fold all ingredients together. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6- Bake in a 9 x 13 dish or round casserole dish at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Step 7- Add the 2nd 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese over the top of the casserole and continue baking until the cheese it melted.

Ta-da- The finished product... a hot, bubbly, delicious casserole!

My mom came over for dinner, and I was happy to serve this to her!

The casserole looked great on the dining table- and I was happy for a 1 dish meal that the whole family would enjoy.

I served the casserole up with some flaky crescent rolls (B's favorite).

Yum! This casserole was creamy and delicious, filling, and super easy to make!

I just sort of concocted my own recipe for this particular casserole, and am pleased that it turned out as well as it did. My mom and I really enjoyed this, and B enjoyed plain rice, plain cubed chicken, a crescent roll, and apple slices. Everyone got what they liked. This casserole made way more than we needed, so I sent some leftovers home with my mom, and there was still enough of it left over for Sacha and I to eat again later in the week. Recipe serves 4-6 as a main dish, or 6-8 as a side dish.

I am so glad to have this recipe on hand for super busy nights. This can be thrown together the night before (just use a fridge to oven safe dish or pan), and can go right into the oven to be warmed up, anytime! If you like to do meal prep ahead of time, this is a great meal for you to try out!

My family loved this recipe, and I hope that you'll give it a try this week!


  1. I have everything except the mushroom soup and this recipe looks so delicious and I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Karen! It was super yummy! If you try it, let me know how you like it!

  2. First I have to say that I love your plates! Awesome design. I also would love to try this dish. I actually just read today that you shouldn't wash chicken before cooking it. Something to do with a bacteria (not salmonella) that is very dangerous when it splashes onto your sink, gets on your counters, etc. The chicken dish made me think of that, lol

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Plates are ZAK! Designs- I love them, too. We use those for our low-key dinner nights, and lunch, too. Huh- didn't know that about chicken. I didn't rinse those chicken breasts off- but I have done that before. Guess I'll know better in the future!


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