Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole Recipe

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You’re basically just adding chicken to cheesy broccoli soup. What could be better?!

Yields: 4 | Prep Time: | 0 Hours 5 Mins | Cook Time: 0 Hours 30 Mins | Total Time: 0 Hours 35 Mins

Chicken Broccoli Casserole Recipe


  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 c. small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. white rice
  • 2 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 2 c. broccoli florets
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 c. panko bread crumbs


  1. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes more.
  2. Stir in rice, heavy cream, and 1 cup of the broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups broth, broccoli, and cheddar cheese and cook until broccoli is tender and cheese is melty, about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat broiler. Sprinkle chicken mixture with bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper. Broil until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes.


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