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30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

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This casserole is creamy, cheesy, and very comforting!
30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

This quick, one-pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole combines creamy chicken soup with fresh broccoli and shredded cheddar with tender chicken breast cubes and white rice to make a wonderful 30-minute flavorful and nutritious meal, without having to wash a ton of dishes!

30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

Ingredients For Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • Avocado oil 
  • Yellow onion
  • Celery
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Dry parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Long-grain white rice
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Chicken broth
  • Broccoli florets
  • Shredded cheddar

30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

How To Make Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat and cook the diced chicken breasts until slightly brown, about 4 mins. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper for 3 more minutes.
  2. Mix in the rice, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and, simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until the rice is almost fully cooked, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the broccoli florets and ½ cup of shredded cheddar and cook for 5 more minutes or until the broccoli has softened.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup shredded cheddar on top and cover until melted.

30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

Can I Prepare This Casserole In Advance?

Yes, you can. Make the casserole, let it cool down, cover, and refrigerate. When ready to serve, heat it in the oven until the cheese has melted and the rice is hot.

How Do I Store Leftovers?

Let them cool down completely and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge, and 3 months in the freezer.

30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

This casserole is creamy, cheesy, and very comforting!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 SERVINGS
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Large skillet
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • ½ cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2- 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¾ cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dry oregano
  • ½ tsp dry basil
  • 1 tsp dry parsley
  • 1- 10 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the diced chicken breasts until slightly brown, about 4 mins. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper for 3 more minutes.
  • Mix in the rice, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until the rice is almost fully cooked, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the broccoli florets and ½ cup of shredded cheddar. Cook for 5 more minutes or until the broccoli florets are tender.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup shredded cheddar on top and cover until melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1.5g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 4.5mg

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type Of Rice Should I Use?

Long-grain rice like white or Basmati works best. If you are short on time, you can use instant rice, but check the instructions for the amount of broth you will need.

Can I Use Frozen Broccoli Instead Of Fresh?

Yes, you can. Make sure it is thawed and patted dry before adding it to the casserole. Keep in mind frozen broccoli cooks faster than fresh.

What Can I Use If I Don’t Have Cream Of Chicken Soup?

You can use cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup. If you don’t have any of these, you can make a simple bechamel sauce with butter, flour, and chicken broth or milk.

Is It Possible To Use Rotisserie Chicken?

It is a great idea, and you should add it at the end of the cooking time when you add the broccoli.

How Can I Make The Top Of The Casserole Crispy?

After adding the shredded cheese on top, place it under the broiler until the cheese is melted and slightly brown.

Can I Add Other Vegetables To The Casserole?

Yes, you can! Sliced mushrooms or cauliflower are great veggies to add to this casserole.

What If I Only Have Brown Rice?

You can use it, but remember it may need more liquid and time to cook completely.

Can I Use A Different Type Of Cheese?

You can use any melty cheese of your choice like Monterey Jack, Colby, or Mozzarella.

30-Minute Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: One-Pot Wonder

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