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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole with no canned products is the perfect one pan meal with a creamy sauce and crispy topping your whole family will enjoy.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole with no canned products is the perfect one pan meal with a creamy sauce and crispy topping your whole family will enjoy.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 572 kcal
Author Dinner, then Dessert

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken (2-3 chicken breasts)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, cut into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups buttery crackers, crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the butter to a large oven safe pan and when melted whisk in the flour.
  3. Once the flour is completely mixed with the butter, pour in the milk slowly and whisk.
  4. Let reduce on medium heat until the milk is slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes

  5. While the milk is reducing add the crushed buttery crackers to the melted butter in a small bowl.
  6. Add in the cheese salt and pepper and whisk until fully combined.
  7. Turn off the heat and stir in the rice, broccoli and chicken.
  8. Top with the buttery cracker mixture.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 404mg18%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1145IU23%
Vitamin C 41.5mg50%
Calcium 368mg37%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.