chicken broccoli rice casserole

Chicken broccoli rice and cheese casserole

Everyone loves a good casserole, and there are many different kinds that you can make. I make chicken broccoli rice casserole for my family once or twice a month, and it’s one of our favorite dishes.

If you are interested in making chicken broccoli cheese casserole in your own home, you will definitely find that this recipe is easy to follow and will give you a great-tasting dish for your whole family to enjoy.

There is no doubt that chicken broccoli rice casserole makes for some amazing comfort food, and it’s a delicious southern dish that I just love making. For this chicken broccoli cheese casserole recipe, I decided that I wanted to toss in some untraditional ingredients, such as mushrooms and parmesan cheese.

If you love cheese as much as I do, you will absolutely adore this recipe that I have concocted. I really wanted this Chicken broccoli rice casserole recipe to be extra cheesy because that’s the way I like it as well as the rest of my family.


This chicken broccoli rice casserole recipe also uses sour cream, which is something that you won’t find in just any of these recipes. Some people think that this ingredient is a little bit too much when it comes to chicken broccoli cheese casserole, but it really evens out the consistency in a noticeable way.

This is a classic Chicken broccoli rice casserole recipe with a bit of a twist, just to make it a little more interesting. There are so many boring recipes for this dish out there that I thought I’d mix it up a little.

chicken broccoli rice casserole
by Swati M.

Chicken broccoli rice and cheese casserole

  • Course Casserole, Main Course
  • Cuisine American

This Chicken broccoli rice and cheese casserole is a very healthy meal that is perfect for those who are trying to be “heart smart”, though it’s still very delicious when it comes out of the oven.

This particular Chicken broccoli rice casserole has so many interesting tastes and flavors, which is why Chicken broccoli rice casserole has become so popular throughout the country.

There is nothing I hate more than a boring dish, so I wanted to make sure that this Chicken broccoli cheese casserole was completely mind blowing.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 355 kcal


  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp seasoning for chicken
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2-3 cups of chicken
  • 3 cups of cooked rice
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1 cup broccoli or as required
  • 1/3 cup of butter


  1. Start off by setting your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8x10 baking dish so the ingredients do not stick to the bottom or sides.

  2. Combine the cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Transfer this mixture into the greased pan that you have set aside.

  3. Take the cheese (thoroughly grated) and distribute it evenly over the combined ingredients in the dish.

  4. Combine the thyme leaves and butter, putting it over the very top layer. Put the dish in the oven for about a half an hour. You will need to wait until the casserole is warm all the way through. You can tell that it is done with the sides of the casserole have turned a golden brown color.

Recipe Notes

Make sure that you do not bake the casserole for any longer than 35 minutes, as it can quickly burn.

 Also, you will need to grate the cheese beforehand so that it gets evenly distributed over the very top. As long as you follow these instructions, it should come out looking and tasting great.

There are tons of variations of chicken broccoli rice casserole that you can make, but I highly recommend getting the basics down first. Once you have made this dish once, you will be able to start experimenting the next time.

The first time I made chicken broccoli cheese casserole at home, it tasted fairly bland. Over the years I perfected my recipe until I had it just the way I wanted. The simplicity of this recipe is one of the best things about it, but there are some interesting things that you will most likely notice as you keep reading below.

Chicken broccoli rice casserole doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing to make, as you will soon find out with this recipe I’ve put together. A lot of my friends are a little afraid to make chicken broccoli cheese casserole because it seems really involved and time-consuming at first.

After I gave some of my friends this recipe, they soon told me that they wished they had made it for their families sooner. You will most likely find that this recipe is easy to make and very delicious, to say the least.

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