chicken broccoli rice casserole
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5 from 8 votes

Chicken Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole - A delicious and easy casserole recipe that's topped with a cheesy and crumbly Ritz cracker topping. The perfect "all in one" meal that's great for busy weeknights. This chicken broccoli casserole is a staple dish at our house!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken broccoli casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups chopped raw broccoli
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (I like to use shredded rotisserie or leftovers)
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspooons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 12 ritz crackers

S&P to taste

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8" pan with non-stick spray. 
    • Place the cooked rice in the bottom of the pan. Then place the chopped broccoli on top of the rice. Set aside. 
    • Melt 4 Tablespoons butter in a pan over low heat. Slowly whisk in the flour and mix until combined. Then slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Add in the Italian seasoning. Stir until slightly thickened (about 2 minutes). Next mix in the sour cream and 1/2 cup cheese. Whisk until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. 
    • Add the shredded chicken into the cream mixture and then pour over top of the broccoli. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over top. Mix the ritz crumbs with the remaining butter and sprinkle over top. 
    • Bake chicken broccoli casserole uncovered for 30 minutes, or until bubbly. Let sit 5 minutes before serving. 

    Notes

    Note: If you don't want to make your own cream sauce, you can omit the 4 Tablespoons butter, flour, chicken broth and Italian seasoning.
    Instead mix together: 1 (10-ounce) can cream of chicken soup with 1/2 cup sour cream and cheese. Then salt and pepper to taste. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17.7% | Vitamin C: 38% | Calcium: 20.3% | Iron: 10.1%