Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

This is one of my favorite childhood dinners my mom would make my family growing up!  Now that I am a mom, I love this meal because it is hardy, kid friendly, healthy, and so easy to make!

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

One of my favorite chicken casseroles-simple, yet so delicious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • 1 13x9 baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, roughly chopped (rotisserie chicken works great as well)
  • 12 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for later
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-6 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • garlic powder, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place one cup of white rice in the baking dish. Pat it out so that it covers the bottom of the dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine broth, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Whisk everything together. Set aside.
  • Place chicken on top of the rice, followed by frozen broccoli and then broth mixture.
  • Place in the oven for one hour.
  • Meanwhile as the casserole cooks, chop bread into 2 inch pieces.
  • In a large skillet, warm butter. Once butter has melted, add bread crumbs and combine thoroughly. Turn off the heat.
  • When casserole has finished cooking, remove the dish from the oven and layer bread crumbs on top. Then add salt and garlic powder to taste.
  • Broil casserole in the oven for about 2-3 minutes, just long enough for bread crumbs to toast slightly. Make sure to watch it very closely to make sure it doesn't burn!
  • Your dish is complete! Enjoy!

Notes

This is one of my all time favorite casseroles, and my family loves it too! It's a fairly easy meal, but you wouldn't know it—it is so hearty and delicious! 

In Christ,

Heather Johnson

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Hi, I’m Heather! I’m a Catholic YouTuber, wife, and mother to 5 beautiful children ages 1-9. My greatest joy is my vocation of being a wife, mother, homemaker, and home chef. My YouTube ministry is where I love spreading hope, joy, and encouraging all to love Christ with their whole hearts.

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