Sometimes, we encounter a dish so captivating, it feels as if we’ve stepped into a culinary ballet. Such is the magic of the Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole—a harmonious dance of flavors and textures that leaves you yearning for an encore.
With every bite, savor the luxurious richness of homemade condensed soup, the fragrance of rice simmered to perfection in chicken broth, and the delightful crunch of a golden-brown topping. Whether you’re working with fresh chicken or the roasted beauty of Rotisserie, each morsel guarantees pure decadence.
But why let this performance be the final act? Explore the grand theater of rice casseroles—maybe with a lively duet of ham and broccoli, a spicy tango of sausage and peppers, the earthy waltz of beef and mushrooms, or the sophisticated pirouette of chicken cordon bleu.
Ready to choreograph your culinary ballet? This dish has received standing ovations in many homes, weaving the comforting tales of chicken, rice, and broccoli. Plus, its versatility as a freezer-friendly masterpiece only adds to its charm.
Time and again, readers have been swept off their feet by this recipe. Truly, it’s a dance of flavors that lingers in the heart.
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole: A Dance of Flavors
2 cups water
2 cups uncooked instant rice
2 cans chunk chicken (drained)
1 pound processed cheese
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 package frozen chopped broccoli
1 petite white onion (finely diced)
Steps to Choreograph Your Casserole:
Begin by setting the stage, warming your oven to a comfortable 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium saucepan, create a vibrant dance with water, bringing it to a spirited boil. Gently fold in the instant rice, cover, and let it swoon in the steamy embrace.
On the grand stage of a 9×13 inch baking dish, gracefully weave together the rice, chicken, soups, butter, milk, broccoli, onion, and the showstopper—processed cheese.
Allow the dish to perform in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Watch as the cheese melts seamlessly, embracing its counterparts. Remember to offer a gentle mid-performance stir, ensuring our star—the cheese—takes center stage gracefully.