Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
Author: Nikki
This casserole is made with delicious ingredients and is a wonderful all-in-one-meal! It is made with a homemade mushroom soup recipe which really adds to the incredible flavor! This will be an instant new family favorite!
  • 12 ounces frozen broccoli, chopped
  • 2½ cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups grated cheese, divided
  • 3 cups cooked and chopped chicken
Mushroom sauce
  • ½ cup butter, divided
  • 16 ouncse mushrooms, sliced or chopped depending on how you like to eat them
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2½ cups half and half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons dry minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
Mushroom Sauce
  1. In a large sauce pan melt ¼ cup butter. Add mushrooms and garlic salt. Cook until mushrooms are tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt ¼ cup butter. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add half and half and heavy cream, and milk. Add minced onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add broccoli, rice, 1 cup cheese, and chicken. Toss carefully until well mixed. Pour mushroom sauce over rice and mix well.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and add sprinkle remaining cheese over casserole and return to oven for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
Half and Half is found at most grocery stores next to the heavy whipping cream. It is a blend of equal parts milk and cream.
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