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Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole has all your favorite comfort foods in it. Juicy chicken, cream of chicken soup, flavorful rice, broccoli, spices and topped with a buttery Ritz cracker and cheese topping. Your family will beg for this easy recipe for dinner.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 418 kcal

Ingredients
  

Casserole Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter (separated)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper (x2)
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • cups white long grain rice
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Casserole Topping

  • 1 cup Ritz crackers (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butterfly chicken by slicing horizontally into the chicken, dividing it half. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika, dried parsley and garlic powder over both sides of the chicken breast.
  • In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on each side. About 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
  • Add one tablespoon of butter to the pot. Then add chicken broth, water and rice and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 12 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir rice, add broccoli and cover. Cook for another 8 minutes.
  • While broccoli is cooking chop cooked chicken into ½ cubes.
  • Remove broccoli and rice from heat. Add chopped chicken, cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, onion powder, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Mix until well combined.
  • Transfer mixed ingredients to a lightly greased 9 x 13 casserole baking dish.
  • Crush Ritz crackers in package. In a medium bowl melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter. Add crushed Ritz crackers and mix together. Spread evenly over casserole. Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese evenly over casserole.
  • Cover casserole with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Let casserole cool for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 21gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 780mgPotassium: 279mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 750IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 344mgIron: 1.2mg
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