Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole All-in-one casserole with Cheddar cheese, rice, cooked chicken and fresh broccoli.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 55 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 15 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the casserole is bubbling and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Per Serving: 648 calories; protein 25.4g; carbohydrates 20.5g; fat 45.1g; cholesterol 77.6mg; sodium 762mg. Please adjust the amount of spices according to your own preferences, especially the amount of curry powder.