ALWAYS A WINNER! Can be made ahead of time, and leftovers taste even better! So cheesy, comforting and hearty!

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole - ALWAYS A WINNER! Can be made ahead of time, and leftovers taste even better! So cheesy, comforting and hearty!

I think I just found my favorite weeknight casserole dish.

It’s not too heavy. It’s not too healthy. It’s just right.

With the perfect cheese-rice-broccoli-mushroom ratio to please everyone.

And it doesn’t have any kind of “condensed cream of soup” here.

You can also sub low-fat cheddar and sour cream to save on some calories without sacrificing too much taste.

Best of all, you can easily make this ahead of time.

Simply prep until step 5 and step aside. Pop in the oven 20-22 minutes before serving time.

Boom. Done.

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole

ALWAYS A WINNER! Can be made ahead of time, and leftovers taste even better! So cheesy, comforting and hearty!

15 minutes1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6-ounce) package long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups leftover shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion, mushrooms and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in wine and chicken stock. Cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Stir in broccoli, sour cream, chicken, 3/4 cup cheese and rice. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
  6. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and heated through, about 20-22 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Did you Make This Recipe?

Tag @damn_delicious on Instagram and hashtag it #damndelicious.