Like most moms, I am extremely busy juggling work, family, and now blogging. Regardless of how demanding my schedule is, my kids are my priority and making sure they have a great time is a must.
I had promised my younger daughter to take her to the city. In order to keep my promise, dinner must be a quick fix. What better than Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Casserole to make my crowd happy. I must confess, I had leftover cooked rice and chicken which saved me even more time. This is how I made this flavorful dish.
Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 medium head broccoli, cut into small florets
2 cups of cooked white rice
1 cup of sour cream
¼ cup of mayonnaise
¼ cup heavy cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups of cheddar cheese
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp pepper flakes
1tbsp dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the baking dish
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a pan, add the olive oil, cook the chicken about 2 minutes each side. Let them cool then shred them. Transfer the shredded chicken to a bowl, combine the chicken soup, the sour cream, the heavy cream, the mayonnaise, the lemon juice, and half of the cheddar cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook your white rice as you would normally do.
Bring a medium pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets, and boil until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
Spread the rice in an even layer in the baking dish. Make a second layer with the broccoli. Pour the chicken mixture over the broccoli and top with the remaining Cheddar and parsley flakes.
Bake for 40 minutes; let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
I have a confession to make: I just don’t do broccoli. Never have liked it. That said, this dish looks DELICIOUS (I love that it uses up leftovers – bonus!) and my girls would totally love it – could see trying it with peas and carrots instead of broccoli! 🙂
You are just like my niece, Flossie, she removed all the broccoli on her plate.
lol I’d probably do that – then give it to my broccoli-loving kiddos 🙂
You should, Flossie!
This looks delicious – I love any dish with cheese in!! It’s great that you could use up some leftovers to make it too!
Leftovers always create the best dishes, Kate.
This is certainly ONE WAY to get people to eat their veggies 😉 Except maybe not Flossie – haha!
and my niece as well, Gigi, she removed them from her plate.
This looks like a great recipe! My daughter is not a broccoli fan at all, but I might be able to sneak it past her with this!
Patricia, you can skip the broccoli and enjoy a tasteful cheesy Chicken and rice casserole
Looks so SO delicious 🙂
It was indeed delicious, Sara
This looks delicious and very simple to make! Great recipe for on the go moms like me!
Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! As a girl from the south, I sure do love casseroles!!
I can imagine, Stephanie, my girlfriend from the south has the best sweet potato and corn casseroles recipes.
This chicken broccoli with cheese looks yummy and healthy it makes me starving <3
Simple, healthy, and delicious, Maysz!
My 2 year old absolutely LOVES broccoli. I hope he stays that way. 🙂
Sometimes, they change as they grow, hopefully, yours will continue to love all the veggies, Christa.
This looks quite easy and very delicious
It is easy and quick to make, Jeannine.
Ooo I do love a good home cooked comfort meal. Always nice to cook for family and friends x
Nothing can beat our own comfort food, Melanie.
This is comfort food to me and reminds me of pot lucks. I really want to make this.
Try and let me know, Rachel.
this looks yummy! never thought of using whit rice as a base. What I love are these one pot meals… definitely trying this recipe. thank you!
Everything in one pot, Jane!
Yum, everything here look so delicious. My family and I love cheesy dishes. The broccoli is definitely a bonus. 🙂
Same here, Glenda!
You have convinced me to actually eat broccoli again!
I am glad to hear that, Wendy. I can’t wait to read about your broccoli experience.