Thursday, May 28, 2015

Homestyle Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

You know how it is: you're at the grocery store and walk by the same item 30 times and pretend you're not really looking at it, but deep down inside you really want it.

That item for me is often — strangely enough — broccoli. I know, it's weird. But I love broccoli and crave it. So any time I can find a meal in which to slip it, I'm all for it.

This homestyle chicken and broccoli casserole is a great use of broccoli. The dish reminds me of Sunday dinners growing up: it's tasty, filling and makes you feel good.

INGREDIENTS
2 chicken breasts, diced
2 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
2 cups cooked rice
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup corn flakes, crushed
2 Tbsp butter, melted

PREPARATION

  1. Boil the chicken breasts until cooked through. Remove from the water and dice.
  2. Combine the chicken, broccoli, cooked rice, cream of chicken soup, cheese and mayonnaise in a 9x13 glass baking dish and mix well.
  3. Top the casserole with corn flakes and pour melted butter on top.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

It's a super easy quick-fix meal and so satisfying. Plus, it may just get your kids to eat broccoli because the pieces are small and hidden in the midst of chicken and rice.

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6 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds delicious. My family would love this.

bxcrochet said...

That looks so good and homey. I love casseroles because they are so easy to make.

Michelle F.

Liz Mays said...

I am SUCH A casserole person. It just makes me happy. I can't wait to try this!

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

I love broccoli rice casserole, so this looks amazing! Pinned and planning to make it soon :)

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

This sounds great - I love making casseroles. They're easy and make a lot - this sounds like one I'll definitely have to try!

Kristin and Megan said...

Casseroles are such great comfort food! This looks delish!

 
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