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Delicious (and easy!) Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe

| August 2, 2013 | 17 Comments

The weather this week was cool for July, and after sitting in the air-conditioned office all day, I was about ready to come home and eat the biggest bowl of soup ever… except that I wanted something a little more, um, sustaining. There’s nothing like a good casserole to fill you to the brim and warm you right to your soul, so I scoured the cupboards, fridge and freezer to make this DELICIOUS casserole which fed me for two days. Yum! You can add other vegetables to this dish, and it doubles easily.

Ready to devour!

Ready to devour!

A great, super-easy meal to throw together in a hurry and on a budget. The best part: it tastes even better the next day!

Delicious (and easy!) Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Delicious (and easy!) Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole


  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (use COM with garlic or Cream of Wild Mushroom for a slight taste variation)
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1.5 c. water
  • 1.5 c. Broccoli steamed, chopped
  • 1 chicken breast, cut into 1/4" inch cubes
  • 2 c. Uncle Ben's 7 grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Paprika
  • Black pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL: 1 c. shredded cheese, any variety (I like Tex-Mex!)
  • ** This makes enough for two-three meals **


  1. Heat a skillet or large frying pan to medium heat and add EVOO. Once pan is coated, add cubed chicken and cook over low-medium heat. Once chicken is cooked, set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, empty condensed soup and add milk and water. Stir until mixed well, over low heat.
  3. Add paprika, black pepper and rice. Cook over medium heat, stirring often. When rice begins to soften, add chicken and broccoli and stir until well mixed. Reduce heat to low and cover for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350*
  5. Place contents of saucepan into an oven-safe pan. If you choose to cover casserole in cheese, spread a thin layer evenly over the top of the dish. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
  7. ** Note: You may wish to skip the oven altogether, I sometimes do. Everybody loves a stove-top casserole. The oven is especially important if you cover with cheese, to make sure it becomes gooey and delicious.


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  1. Yum! I love the combo of broccoli and cheese! 🙂

  2. Erin B says:

    That sounds like a great winter meal (I love hot casserole when it’s -40 outside!). Saving this to my Recipes bookmark folder 🙂

  3. I love casseroles: easy, delicious and budget friendly! Love the combo broccoli and cheese too

  4. ashley p says:

    sounds delicious – love casseroles!

  5. Never think of soup in the summer, but I guess your right with the air conditioner pumping it can be done!

  6. Christine says:

    YUM! So bad that it’s 8:32 AM and I want this NOW! LOL! THIS is comfort food to me! Love it! We’re big on soups in this house. Yes, even in the Summer!!

  7. Christine says:

    SHOOT! I meant casseroles!!! Soups too though! LOL! DOH! Too early in the morning for me! 😉

  8. Darwin says:

    Looks easy to make. The kids might enjoy this.

  9. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    Sounds delish!!! I hope my family likes it.

  10. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Sounds great, yummy comfort food 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    amazing recipe thanks for posting

  12. Suzanne G says:

    This recipe sounds delicious plus healthy which I am always looking for in my meals.

  13. kathy downey says:

    broccoli and cheese !! this has to be good

  14. kathy downey says:

    Yummy,this really is gooey and delicious.

  15. kathy downey says:

    Had this last weekend it is a treat !

  16. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Mushroom soup really can make a dish taste fabulous and I know this because I put it in some of my main dishes. I also love the cheese added at the end. This recipe is great !

  17. Wanda Tracey says:

    This casserole really sounds so good.I love all the yummy ingredients and will enjoy making this many times.

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