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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole Is Made In One Skillet And The Perfect Comfort Food! This Classic Casserole Is Always A Weeknight Dinner Favorite! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keywords chicken and rice casserole, chicken broccoli rice casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 448 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 oz) package long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms quartered
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided (can use reduced fat)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook the rice mix according to package instructions; set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, mushrooms, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in the flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the wine and chicken broth. Cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Stir in the broccoli, sour cream, chicken, 1/2 cup of the cheese, and the rice. If you want to freeze the casserole, you can stop here and skip to step 7. Otherwise, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the casserole is bubbly and heated through, 20 to 22 minutes. Serve immediately, garnish with parsley, if desired.
  7. To freeze, transfer the unbaked casserole mixture to a ziplock freezer bag and lay the bag flat in the freezer. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. To cook, transfer to an ovenproof skillet or baking pan, sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, and bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes, or until heated through.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have white wine, you can use all chicken broth.* Recipe from Damn Delicious Meal Prep by Chungah Rhee.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 897mg37%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 28g56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.