Broccoli Chicken and Rice Bake

You can't go wrong with this creamy, cheesy, full of flavor, broccoli chicken and rice bake! This casserole has all of the things you need for dinner in one dish. Whether you are eating at home or bring it to an event, you will be having people asking for seconds.

I love a great casserole recipe. This affordable family dinner is one that we make sure to have once a month. I try to save if for the nights where I know I’ll be short on time in the kitchen.

It is a fast dinner idea that I can throw everything into the baking dish and in the oven it goes! Plus it is awesome that it has the veggies right in the casserole so my kids won’t even notice them.

The other nice thing about this recipe is more than likely you will have all of the things you need for it if you are trying to pull dinner together last minute. Many of these ingredients can be found on our Pantry Staples list!

Oh yeah, and how could I not mention leftovers? This recipe makes a lot and is perfect to reheat and eat the next day. Just another reason why I love casseroles.

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Chicken casserole ingredients:

Be sure you are prepared with all the necessities for this easy chicken casserole:

  1. Cream of chicken soup
  2. Water
  3. Long-grain white rice (THIS kind works well!)
  4. Broccoli
  5. Onion powder
  6. Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  9. Italian breadcrumbs
  10. Mozzarella cheese

Other kitchen items you’ll need for this family dinner recipe:

  • 9 x 13 baking dish (Love THIS Pyrex dishes for easily storing leftovers)
  • Aluminum foil

 

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How to make chicken broccoli rice casserole:

Begin making this chicken casserole by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Then, open up the can of cream of chicken soup and pour it into the bottom of the 9 x 13 baking dish along with the water, rice, broccoli, and onion powder. Mix everything together until it is well combined.

NOTE: The chicken and broccoli will both be raw when the dish goes into the oven.

Now need to take your trimmed chicken breasts and place them on top of the rice and broccoli mixture. Then, season the chicken will salt and pepper to your taste preference.

After the chicken has been seasoned, sprinkle the Italian breadcrumbs over top of the chicken.

When that is done, cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

Then, simply place the chicken casserole into the oven and bake it at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until the chicken and rice are fully cooked. (Depending on your oven your rice might take a little longer to cook.)

Once the chicken and rice are fully baked, remove the foil and top the chicken and rice with mozzarella cheese and return the foil over top and let it sit on the counter for another 5 minutes or so to allow the cheese to melt.

Now, just serve and enjoy!

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Serves: 6

Broccoli Chicken and Rice Bake

With this creamy, cheesy, full of flavor, broccoli chicken and rice bake, you cannot go wrong! This casserole has all of the things you need for dinner in one dish. Whether you are eating at home or bring it to an event, you will be having people asking for seconds.

15 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup long-grain white rice (uncooked)
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Stir the soup, water, rice, broccoli, onion powder, and garlic powder in 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. Place the chicken on top of rice mixture and season with salt and pepper (I also sprinkled some more onion powder and garlic powder on top of the chicken as well).
  4. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly on the top of the chicken and rice. Cover the pan with foil.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked (internal temperature of 165 degrees).
  6. Remove pan from oven and remove foil. Top with cheese and cover again with the foil. Let the casserole sit for 5 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.

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Cuisines
American
Courses
Dinner
Cooking
Baking
Allergy
egg free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

1509 cal

Fat

43 g

Carbs

88 g

Protein

209 g
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41 Responses to “Broccoli Chicken and Rice Bake”

  1. Tricia
    To make this recipe even simpler just use Near East Rice Pilaf, water, soup, broccoli and chicken. I use Mexican Cheese as my topping. My family loves this chicken dish! (You can also use Campbell's Cream of Cheddar Soup as well.)
  2. Just wanted to say thanks for always sharing great recipes like this! With 3 very young kids at home these sorts of meals are about all I have time for! We love stuff like this (quick and healthy meals) and the slow cooker ones. Not to mention the desserts! We have this one in the oven now and it looks great. Just wanted to say thanks since I rarely comment but use your site each week to make our weekly menu. I appreciate ingredients I know, are easy to find, and that are good to feed a family inexpensively. Keep up the good work!
  3. Lupton
    I tried this recipe as written, but found it a bit bland. Second time I added about a cup white wine, I let it reduce, and huge difference. Also added about a cup of freshly sliced mushrooms. The dish was sublime. Give it a go.
    • We haven't prepared this as a freezer meal. The rice would be mushy before it ever hit the oven if you assembled it and then put it in the freezer. We have a lot of posts of terrific freezer meals. https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/09/slow-cooker-freezer-meals-make-8-meals.html https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/02/10-slow-cooker-freezer-meals-in-less.html https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/08/50-easy-freezer-meals.html https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/12/fresh-food-friday-20-tried-and-true.html https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2015/06/10-of-the-best-5-minute-freezer-meals.html Hope this helps!!! Congrats on your baby!
  4. After reading people's comments about chicken/rice still being raw & thinking it was a bit bland...here is what I did & im in LOVE! So is the fam! Combined RAW chicken (in bite size pieces), frozen broccoli, rice, chicken broth (instead of water), cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar, & a small finely chopped onion in a large mixing bowl. I then placed it in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. I put it in a 400 degree oven for 20 min covered with foil, stirred around halfway through (the rice on top wasn't cooking). I placed it back in the oven for another 20 min. Then sprinkled bread crumbs & a little more cheese & put it back in the oven for about 10 min. & thats it! I know it seems a little more complicated than the original, but well worth it & super tasty!
  5. My family of 6 loves this! I have 2 picky toddlers, so I chop the broccoli in the food processor before adding and use quick cooking brown rice. It's perfect! I also tried this once with whole chicken breasts, but they were too large to cook in time, so I cut them into cutlets and it worked perfectly! thank you!
    • I'm sorry your chicken did not cook. 45 minutes is usually plenty of time for chicken breasts to bake unless they are very thick. After reading over the comments some readers suggested cooking it for 1 hour and the rice was done just right.
  6. Amber Reder
    I always soak my rice in water for an hour or two before cooking. I just put the rice in a bowl of water. After it has soaked for an hour or two drain the water and add as the recipe states. I have found it takes me closer to an hour to cook. I wait until the rice is almost done to put in the chicken, usually at 45 minutes, but I cut up. the chicken because I have small kids. I also have subbed half the rice for cauliflower rice and my family (my kids are 3 and 6) preferred it!

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