Welcome to the world of culinary delight! In this article, we’ll explore the secrets behind creating a scrumptious Broccoli Rice Chicken and Cheese Casserole. This comforting dish is perfect for family dinners or gatherings with friends. Follow along as we break down the ingredients and steps to make your cooking experience enjoyable and rewarding.
Shredded chicken 1lb
Instant Rice 2C
Chicken broth 2C
Cream of onion soup 1 can
Cream of chicken soup 1 can
Butter (unsalted) ¼C
Velveeta cheese food 8oz
Heavy whipping cream ½C
Frozen broccoli 1 bag
Panko bread crumbs (optional) –
Preheat the Oven:
Set your oven to 350 degrees to ensure it’s preheated when needed.
Cook the frozen broccoli as directed in the microwave.
Drain excess water after cooking.
In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil.
Add 2 cups of instant rice to the boiling broth.
Remove from heat, cover, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Create Cheesy Mixture:
Stir in ¼ cup of unsalted butter and 8 oz of Velveeta cheese food into the cooked rice.
Mix Chicken and Broccoli:
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 lb of shredded chicken with the cooked broccoli.
Add the cheesy rice mixture to the mixing bowl with chicken and broccoli.
Pour in 1 can of cream of onion soup, 1 can of cream of chicken soup, ¼ cup of milk, and ½ cup of heavy whipping cream.
Stir everything together until well combined.
Layer the Casserole:
Grease a 9×13 baking dish.
Layer the mixture evenly in the baking dish.
Optional Crunchy Topping:
If desired, top the casserole with panko bread crumbs for a crunchy texture.
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is browned and bubbling.