Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole

WOW! I have to admit this recipe is so old I actually said, “I don’t like casseroles!” but, I have completely changed my stance on casseroles! They can be so darn easy and delicious without all those not so great ‘cream of’ soups. This one is so incredibly good, perfectly cooked rice, tender broccoli, juicy chicken and a little cheese :).

We totally devoured this! You could completely leave out the chicken if you want it to be meatless or add in rotisserie for a even quicker dish!! So cheesy, creamy & oh so comforting! Hope you all enjoy!

Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 heads broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 + 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup mixed cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper


  • Start seasoning chicken with salt and pepper. Cook in a little olive oil in a large oven safe skillet. About 5-7 minutes per side. Cut into cubes and set aside.
  • Add in chopped broccoli and 1/4 cup water. Cover and steam for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in rice, chicken and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Cover and bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir in butter, cheese and 1/2 cup milk. Top with a little more cheese and bake uncovered another 8 minutes.

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XO Caroline

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