Cheesy Chicken, Rice and Broccoli Casserole

Last night I wanted some easy, warm comfort food without much fuss. Get out your casserole dish, friends.

I’m no chef, and always feel better if I am following a recipe – but I figured I couldn’t screw this one up too badly. Here it is:

*Disclaimer – I did not measure any of this when I was doing it – so these are all estimates after the fact. I never claimed to be a chef, so if you think this tastes like dog food, I take no responsibility and will assume you messed it up somehow. 😉

Jenn’s Cheesy Chicken, Rice and Broccoli Casserole

Ingredients:
Four chicken breasts – this probably came out to two healthy cups of chicken for the size I was using.
One can cream of mushroom soup
One can cream of chicken soup
Two cups chopped fresh broccoli crowns
A heaping cup of cooked rice (I used brown)
Half a cup chopped onion
One cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 375.

I pre-chop the chicken (for faster cooking) then throw it in the skillet with a little bit of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. (this is the only place I used salt and pep). Cook until done.

Throw the chicken in a big bowl with the undiluted soup, chopped broccoli, cooked rice, onion, most of the cheese (reserve some for topping), onion and garlic powder.

Mix well – add to a 8×8 baking dish. (Mine was full to the brim, so you could use a bigger dish if needed, and maybe not cook it as long, or freeze part of the mix and heat it up another night).

Top with remaining cheese, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Remove foil and cook for 10 more minutes. Should be hot and bubbly with the cheese just melted on top.

Enjoy!

NOTE – if you like your broccoli crispy and still really fresh tasting, make it exactly as I did above. It was still really crispy when done. I think the next time I might steam the broccoli a bit before adding it, so it will be softer. Totally your preference.

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Creamy, cheesy, warm Friday night comfort food. Happy weekend, friends! It’s 12:14 p.m. on Saturday and I am still in my underwear on the couch. I may still be here at dinner time eating the leftovers from the above. Don’t hate.

XOXO,
Jenn

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