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Chicken Broccoli and Rice

January 11, 2017 (Last Updated: June 16, 2019)

Hearty and Delicious, this chicken broccoli and rice bake will satisfy all appetites! Plus it’s perfect for a make-ahead dinner or freezer meal.

Chicken Broccoli and Rice Bake served with a dinner salad.

The cold winter weather makes me want to bake. I bake breads, desserts, and dinner! Most most recent baked dish is a Chicken Broccoli and Rice Dish.  The oven is perfect to have going on cold days because it just provides another source of heat! Another cold weather favorite is Chicken Pasta Bake.A spoonful of Chicken and rice in a blue casserole dish.

You just can’t beat a warm, hearty meal when it’s cold and snowy outside. I made a double batch of this chicken, broccoli and rice bake and threw one in the oven for dinner and the other in the freezer for later. Two meals without any extra work!

I usually make this on a weekend and get everything together in the morning and then put it in the refrigerator.  At dinner time I pop it in the oven and dinner feels like a ready made meal!

What ingredients are needed for this chicken, broccoli and rice bake?

  • Rice
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sherry
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chicken 
  • Broccoli

Can I freeze this chicken casserole?

Yes! This dish can be frozen. To freeze, allow mixture to cool. Cover with foil, label and freeze.

To use pull from freezer at least 6 hours before baking to allow casserole to partially thaw. Bake for 60 minutes until bubbly. 

A white plate served with a broccoli casserole.

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PIN For Later A white plate filled with a green salad and a chicken and broccoli casserole.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop

 

5 from 1 vote
Chicken Broccoli and Rice Bake
Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Bake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Hearty and Delicious, this chicken, broccoli and rice bake will satisfy all appetites!

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken broccoli rice casserole, chicken casserole recipes, chicken recipes, healthy chicken casserole
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 427 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Sherry
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups steamed broccoli chopped
Topping
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a large pan.

  2. Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Stir in chicken broth and milk.  Simmer over low heat until mixture begins to thicken.

  4. Stir in salt, pepper and sherry

  5. Stir in Parmesan cheese.

  6. Add chicken and broccoli. 

  7. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  8. Add a small amount of chicken mixture to bottom of dish.

  9. Add rice and then top with remaining chicken mixture.

  10. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese

  11. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly. 

Recipe Notes

Add additional salt and pepper to taste. 

Recipe can be doubled.

To freeze,  let mixture cool, cover with foil, label and freeze.  To reheat, pull from freezer at least 6 hours before baking so it can partially thaw. It is okay to bake partially frozen. Bake at 350 for at 60 minutes or until bubbly throughout. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 527mg 22%
Potassium 359mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 27.9%
Calcium 19.9%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Fred G
    March 23, 2019 at 8:02 am


    Great combo for supper

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    January 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    You just can’t go wrong with chicken and broccoli, Kathy! Add cheese and you have just made the perfect winter casserole!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 14, 2017 at 7:17 am

      It is a great combination! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    Agness of Run Agness Run
    January 13, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I could eat this every day! Winter feels so much warm with recipes like this!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 14, 2017 at 7:16 am

      Warm dishes are exactly what we need right now!

  • Reply
    Ramona @ The Merchant Baker
    January 12, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Total comfort food! And so easy to make! I love a short ingredient list 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 14, 2017 at 7:16 am

      Thanks, Ramona! It is total comfort food!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    January 12, 2017 at 5:23 am

    OMG Kathy! This looks so comforting and delicious! Perfect winter meal!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 14, 2017 at 7:17 am

      It is one of our favorites!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    January 12, 2017 at 4:34 am

    This sounds like the epitome of comfort food, Kathy! Nice, easy and warming. I love the broccoli and Parmesan combo, so I know this would be a huge hit in our house! Stay warm, my friend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 14, 2017 at 7:21 am

      It is a huge hit in our house! When we don’t eat it all for dinner, it also makes great leftovers!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    January 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    This is just what I need on these cold winter nights. Rice and cheese are wonderful together.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      It will warm you right up!

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