Broccoli Rice Cheese Chicken Casserole


In the realm of culinary adventures, where flavors dance and textures entwine, there lies a dish that embodies comfort, nutrition, and a symphony of tastes. Allow me to introduce you to the captivating embrace of the “Broccoli Rice Cheese Chicken Casserole.” This masterpiece of a meal is not merely a dish; it’s a culinary odyssey, a harmony of hearty ingredients coming together to create a melody that resonates with every forkful.


  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets, blanched
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of diced onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a casserole dish.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and minced garlic, and sauté until they become fragrant and slightly golden.
  3. Push the onions and garlic to one side of the skillet and add the butter to the other side. Once the butter melts, sprinkle in the flour and whisk it into the butter to create a roux. Cook for a minute or two until the roux turns a light golden color.
  4. Gradually pour in the chicken broth while stirring constantly, making sure there are no lumps. Continue to cook and stir until the mixture thickens.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the sour cream, half of the shredded cheddar cheese, and the grated Parmesan cheese. Allow the cheeses to melt and combine into a creamy sauce. Season with salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, blanched broccoli, and diced chicken. Pour the creamy cheese sauce over the mixture and gently fold everything together until well-coated.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the greased casserole dish, spreading it evenly.
  8. Top the casserole with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese, creating a tantalizing layer of cheesy goodness.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the casserole is heated through.


And there you have it, a Broccoli Rice Cheese Chicken Casserole that transcends the ordinary. With each bite, you’ll experience the tender embrace of chicken, the vibrant freshness of broccoli, the creamy allure of cheese, all united by the comforting warmth of rice. This casserole is not just a meal; it’s a celebration of flavors, a tribute to culinary delight. Serve it to loved ones, share it at gatherings, and let this dish become a legend in your kitchen, a tale told through its unforgettable taste. Empty plates and full hearts, that’s the magic this casserole brings. Enjoy!

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