Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Rice Casserole

This one is not for my mother. In fact, she should probably just stop reading. She doesn’t eat broccoli, and she doesn’t eat casseroles, and so she’s not going to like the rest of this post very much.

But for everyone else, this is a quick, tasty casserole. Very easy to put together, and pretty tasty. With brown rice and lower fat cheese soup, it’s also a pretty healthy alternative to the normal cheesy broccoli casserole. The layer of stuffing on top adds a nice balance of flavors, seals in the moisture, and also gets just a bit crispy.

Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • 2 cups instant brown rice (I used Minute Rice), prepared without butter
  • 1 can 98% Fat Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chunks
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 package green giant broccoli with cheese sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 box StoveTop stuffing, prepared with water only
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 quart casserole with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Prepare instant rice according to package directions, omitting fat. Set aside. Microwave broccoli & cheese sauce according to package directions. Set aside. Prepare package of StoveTop stuffing, with water only (omitting the fat).

3. In a medium skillet, saute onions and celery with the olive oil, until tender. Add the rice, soup, package of broccoli & cheese, and shredded cheese and stir to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes.

4. Remove the dish from the oven and spread the StoveTop mixture across the top of the casserole. Return to the oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until heated through completely. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Note: I only used half a can of soup, but I think it would’ve been better with the whole can, so I’d recommend that. This wasn’t anyhting too special, but I’d probably make it again.

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5 Responses to “Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Rice Casserole”

  1. ingrid

    Hello, Blogging sister! I’m one of your new blogging mama’s adopted twin daughter’s! 🙂 Mama Dianne is great! Don’t be afraid to ask her any questions and of course if there’s anything I can help you with ffeel free to let me know!
    Welcome to the family!

    Btw, your casserole sounds and looks great. Just last night I made a mexican rice one that was a winner. I’ll definitely be giving yours a try next!
    ~ingrid

  2. Teri

    @ Ingrid

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m really excited to be doing adopt a blogger this year. It sounds really fun.

    I hope you enjoy the casserole. You’ll have to let me know what you think. The mexican rice one sounds great, too.

  3. Dianne

    I see you’re met your “sister” Ingrid! 😉

    This casserole looks great! A lady I knew when I was in college made something similar, but I haven’t had it in years. I may have to make some! 🙂

  4. Test Subject #2

    I really enjoyed this. The stuffing on top was a nice touch.

    The leftovers didn’t reheat in the microwave so well, but they were fine in the toaster oven. 🙂

  5. diana

    simple recipie but good for health. i’ll try it soon..

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