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Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This chicken broccoli casserole is a one pot meal with sauteed chicken, rice, broccoli florets and cheese, finished off with a crunchy topping. A comfort food classic that's quick to make and always gets rave reviews!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken broccoli casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 402kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 3 tablespoons butter divided use
  • 1 pound raw chicken tenderloins or chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup long grain white rice uncooked
  • 10 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 3/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups broccoli florets cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided use
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup buttery crackers such as Ritz, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large oven safe pan over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is browned.
  • Add the onion and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until softened.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Next, add the rice, cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 12 minutes. Uncover the pan and stir in the broccoli. Cover the pan. Bring the mixture back to a simmer and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Uncover the pan and stir in half the cheddar cheese, and all of the parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the crackers to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top, then add the crackers over the cheese.
  • Place in the oven and bake uncovered for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crackers are golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.



Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 2mg