Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole is made with delicious ingredients and is a wonderful all-in-one-meal! It is made with a homemade mushroom soup recipe which really adds to the incredible flavor. This will be an instant new family favorite!



I have been feeling like my life is in overdrive lately. There is so much to get done and so little time. Don’t you love that feeling?… NO? Yeah, me either!

When life gets crazy I love an all-in-one meal. They are so easy and so yummy!

This Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole is one my mom made often growing up. It uses a Homemade Mushroom Soup recipe that will blow your mind! It compliments and pairs so wonderfully with the chicken, broccoli and rice and makes for an unbelievably tasty dinner! My family goes crazy over this one.

If you are looking for a meal that is simple and will be a new family favorite, give this a try! You will not be disappointed!




Ingredients

  • 12 ounces frozen broccoli, chopped
  • 2½ cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups grated cheese, divided
  • 3 cups cooked and chopped chicken

MUSHROOM SAUCE
  • ½ cup butter, divided
  • 16 ouncse mushrooms, sliced or chopped depending on how you like to eat them
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2½ cups half and half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons dry minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
MUSHROOM SAUCE
  1. In a large sauce pan melt ¼ cup butter. Add mushrooms and garlic salt. Cook until mushrooms are tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt ¼ cup butter. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add half and half and heavy cream, and milk. Add minced onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
CASSEROLE
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add broccoli, rice, 1 cup cheese, and chicken. Toss carefully until well mixed. Pour mushroom sauce over rice and mix well.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and add sprinkle remaining cheese over casserole and return to oven for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Notes
Half and Half is found at most grocery stores next to the heavy whipping cream. It is a blend of equal parts milk and cream.



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