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Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole Recipe


An all-in-one casserole with Cheddar cheese, cooked chicken, and fresh broccoli gets extra flavor from a packaged rice side dish.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 breast half, bone and skin removed (blank)s skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 2 large heads broccoli, cut into small florets
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 (5.4 ounce) packages herb and butter-flavored rice side dish (such as Knorr® Herb & Butter Rice Sides)
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, and 1 teaspoon of salt-free seasoning, and pan-fry in the hot oil until lightly browned on both sides, about 10 minutes per side. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces, and set aside.
  3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil. Place the broccoli florets and sweet onion into the steamer basket, cover pan, and steam until broccoli turns bright green and is barely tender, about 3 minutes.
  4. In a large saucepan, bring 3 1/2 cups of water to a boil, and stir in the margarine until it melts. Pour in the contents of the two packages of rice side dish, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until rice is tender, 7 to 10 minutes; turn off heat, and allow to stand covered for 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer cooked rice into a large mixing bowl, and stir in the chicken, broccoli, and onion. Mix in the cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, 2 cups of Cheddar cheese, parsley, 2 teaspoons of salt-free seasoning, garlic powder, curry powder, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard until thoroughly combined. Adjust salt and black pepper. Spoon the mixture into the prepared casserole dish, and sprinkle 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese over the top.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until the casserole is bubbling and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 647.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 51 %
carbohydrates: 7 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 19 %
fat: 69 %
saturated fat: 101 %
cholesterol: 26 %
vitamin a iu: 24 %
niacin equivalents: 70 %
vitamin b6: 34 %
vitamin c: 129 %
folate: 16 %
calcium: 31 %
iron: 10 %
magnesium: 15 %
potassium: 12 %
sodium: 31 %
thiamin: 10 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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