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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! 

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

5 from 6 votes


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook the rice mix according to package instructions; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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


Calories: 448kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 144mg, Sodium: 897mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g
Keywords chicken and rice casserole, chicken broccoli rice casserole