Hi, Laurie! Thank you, Vicki! Thank you for easy comfort food. Large frozen chicken breasts will take a LONG time to bake. Whisk together until completely combined. Glad to have you :). Hi, Sandi! We loved it so much the first time! I will say that yes, it is very easy to put together, hence my interest in making it. Thank you Blair for a wonderful recipe. I try to make it as easy as possible for him when I'm not home for dinner! Hey, Jacalyn! Great base recipe! Every week, at least one of our meals (if not 2 or 3 or 4....) come from your website. The only thing I did differently was use chicken broth instead of water, and I also added poultry seasoning, Thanks for the recipe! 10/10. Can diced chicken thighs be used in this recipe? This sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for letting me know! I do not recommend this recipe. Hi, Henrietta! So glad that it helps you get in and out of the kitchen quickly. Mix the ritz crumbs with the remaining butter and sprinkle over top. The brown rice should work I used wild/black rice and its freakin awesome! So glad that you liked it! Hi Blair! Add the raw chicken, frozen broccoli florets (yes, still frozen! That means that you'll just end up with more "sauce" in the pan at the end (which might be fine for you), or you can play around with adjusting the amount of liquid that you use. The cream of celery soup is a perfect substitute. If I had to guess, I would start checking it after about 1 hour, 15 minutes. Used quick cooking brown rice , added mushrooms because I had some to use up, used chicken broth in place of the water, used fresh broccoli instead of frozen, and mixed some shredded cheese in. My son loves this dish, I am very happy and grateful to you for sharing this recipe. Do you think it would turn out ok? Hi, Allison! It is very good and combines the creamy texture of the cheese sauce with the crunchy texture of the corn flakes. I admit, growing up I wasn’t a huge fan of broccoli, but over the years I’ve come to love it. Next mix in the sour cream and 1/2 cup cheese. I will look forward to making this (in smaller portions) when we are RVing. That's a wonderful gift, Heidi! Do you think the rice would get too mushy in that time? I just made this recipe today by using up some ingredients I had around and was very happy to dig in! 1 can of cheddar cheese soup. Thank you, Janet! Thanks so much! This was always one of our favorite dishes growing up. Subscribe to receive a FREE 7 day meal plan! Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Reminds me of what my mom made in the 60's. I'm so glad that you've been able to take the basic idea and create new options. You know what's even better than creating my own new dump-and-bake dinner recipes? Super dry. I'll have to try that next time!! Success! Everyone in the family likes it, it makes me happy. The rice was a little too hard, so I did put it back in the oven while I made biscuits. From Jacks!!!! Unsure since the recipe seems to have worked for others. Scroll down for the printable broccoli casserole recipe. I used cream of celery soup and also added a large diced zucchini for extra vegetables and it was great in there! We'll see how it goes! Yes, I've heard that other folks have done that (or enjoyed leftovers), but personally I think the quality is definitely best if you enjoy it right after it comes out of the oven. I should try the Rice a Roni sometime, too! Hi, Angelina! Use rice instead of pasta: To make classic chicken and rice casserole, cook 1 cup of (uncooked) rice according to package instructions. This will be a keeper! Not sure why, but every casserole or crockpot recipe I've tried that calls for uncooked rice just doesn't pan out for me. We've tested this recipe many times (and so have other readers), and I've never had a problem with the rice staying raw. Hi, Ryan! For a healthier option, you may opt to use brown rice over white rice for this recipe. © 2021 I Heart Nap Time, All Rights Reserved. Your share is very awesome. As advertised! Rice is still hard. Thanks for the recipe. I'd like to receive the free email course. . It might cook a bit faster than the frozen broccoli, so it will be very soft at the end (but that's fine if you don't mind very soft broccoli). , Delicious, cheap and so simple. But because the chicken, broccoli and rice were completely cooked i am going to make it again and figure out how to make it more moist. I'll have to try the carrots next time! Rachel was very active in the Facebook group, where she was kind enough to share a number of different meal ideas. Thank you!!! thank you! I thought it said long grain white rice ? Can I make this recipiefor eight to ten people? I'm going to try this tonight. Thanks for subscribing! i made this for my finicky boyfriend last night! I used thawed chicken breast from m and m, the chicken soup called for, rice and I put frozen peas and broccoli in. I'm so glad that you made it work for you! I would recommend this recipe to my friends and family, and I would make this again. Good base recipe that you can probably add as you need to if you have stuff to use up like i did. First off, you need to add far more liquid than a can of soup & 3/4 c. Water. It really needs some onions, garlic, bacon or additional seasonings. You can take a look at this dump-and-bake chicken and brown rice casserole that I made last year to get a better sense for the cooking time on the brown rice: https://www.theseasonedmom.com/dump-bake-chicken-rice-casserole/. I did half to bake it about 15 minutes longer due to the wild rice having a longer cook time. … (Cooked in chicken broth) Omg! Then slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Want to customize this chicken broccoli casserole recipe? ), I took another user’s advice and used elbow macaroni. Added 1 cup of shredded cheese to the casserole too. . Awesome, Kevin! Once ready to bake, remove the foil and bake at 350°F until it's warm all throughout (about 30 minutes). It was just ok. . Your changes sound delicious, Chelsea! If you're going to use a different variety of rice I would keep in mind the instructions to make that rice. Aren't dump-and-bake dinners like this THE BEST? Yes, brown rice requires about twice as much baking time as white rice. Bring the broth … , Great recipe! . Mix in the instant rice, cover, and remove from … Thank you. I reduced the water down to a half cup and added 1 cup of shredded cheese. My family loves the recipe and I love the one bowl to combine and one baking dish. Not that I know of. Using Rotisserie Chicken. It's probably too late since you're already making the recipe, but the 5-minute rice is different than the long grain. Can I use fresh broccoli? And it’s all ready in less than half an hour in one pot. The coconut milk also doesn't have the seasoning that you get in the condensed soup, so you'd want to add some additional spices to the dish or it will taste very bland. You may have to adjust the cooking time, though, because I imagine the orzo may cook faster than the rice. So glad that you've found a "keeper." I made this tonight and it definitely needs more liquid. Love the ease of the recipe. Originally published November 10, 2017 by Blair. I wouldn't recommend using instant rice because it will change the amount of liquid that you need in the recipe. The frozen broccoli idea is genius for the additional moisture factor. It is pure comfort food! . Enjoy! It was still a bit bland. This was absolutely delicious. Hi, Karen! Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large pot then add rice. , I’m using instant rice how long should I keep in the oven. I made it according to your recipe and the taste is great! I added some garlic powder and onion powder in as well. The meat is juicy, the broccoli is tender, and the dish is like a giant, comforting hug on a cool evening. There was an error submitting your subscription. I just realized I bought the five min rice that comes in the box. Love easy recipes like this so thank you! Thank you for all of your hard work! Are you using Uncle Ben's Original "Ready Rice" in the microwaveable packets? Thank you! Thanks again for the recipe. Made this tonight!! Just be aware that brown rice requires a longer cooking time than the long grain white rice that I called for in the recipe, so be sure to give it plenty of time to bake. Wish me luck!! Bake, covered, for 40 minutes or until the rice is tender. I'm sure it's yummy without it, just trying to sneak in an extra healthy twist for picky eaters , Hi, Mallorie! My son did not like this, i thought it was far too bland & flat tasting. Any other suggestions. Hi, would jasmine rice work well in this recipe? Your email address will not be published. I won't make it again. Hi, Dave! Brown rice can take anywhere from 75-90 minutes to bake in the oven. While the broccoli is steaming, add healthy fat of choice to a saucepan and turn the stovetop to … These changes require zero adjustments to the original measurements. Thanks for letting me know! I used Spanish paella rice which worked beautifully. SO EASY and SO DELICIOUS! I also used fresh broccoli and added a few seasoning to the chicken after cutting it. Stir the soup, water, rice and broccoli in an 11x8x2-inch baking dish. Hi, Susan! Thanks for your sharing. I think it would be good for kids. Look yummy! Was not a fan of this, turned out very bland. Thanks again! Simple, yet so tasty. Enjoy! The cream of mushroom should work well! I use all the same ingredients, pre cooking the items, however I do not add any water making it this way. That's wonderful, Lindsay! Toss together until fully combined. Can you freeze this dish? If it's still hard, just re-cover and stick it back in the oven. Please keep creating one-dish dump and bake dinners, they are our sanity on exhausted weeknights! Not only does it taste delicious, but Rachel's Dump-and-Bake Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole could not be easier! Tips Save on prep time by using uncooked rice! Thanks for letting me know! I Heart Naptime is a food and lifestyle blog sharing easy recipes and tips, to help families create unforgettable moments. This looks so scrumptious. Added a little more water and put back in the oven .. wish I had checked it before I started to eat. Preheat oven to 350°F. I was wondering if you could use a can of cream of cheddar instead of the cream of chicken? I don't know what else I could've done. I just made this using brown rice and baked for an hour. Unsubscribe at any time. Super delish and i was able to do other chores while it cooked! I have a spinal condition that does not allow me to stand for long, so this recipe is perfect to just throw everything in together. The liquid would stay the same for the brown rice, but it would require an even longer cooking time (probably about 75 minutes). This Crock Pot Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is definitely one of our favorites. Top with the remaining grated cheddar, then with the breadcrumb topping. Thanks in advance!! After trying it straight out of the oven I reseasoned with salt and pepper then added the cheese and baked until the cheese melted but it was still pretty meh. I used fresh broccoli instead of frozen, and I topped it with jack cheese instead of cheddar! Followed you before I became a Mom, but now as a first time mom I loved that this recipe took only 5 minutes to put together and I had something hot ready to eat and serve while our little 1 month old was in his bassinet. I reccomend adding a little bit of cheese whiz or cream cheese, makes it EVEN better! https://www.theseasonedmom.com/dump-bake-chicken-rice-casserole/, https://www.theseasonedmom.com/chicken-broccoli-casserole/, https://www.theseasonedmom.com/dump-bake-aloha-chicken-rice/. I used frozen peas and carrots, and topped it off with a whole bag of Mexican Sargento cheese bag. Season with about ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add cream of chicken soup and water to the prepared dish. . Feel free to… Use a different protein: Cooked sausage, pork, steak, or shrimp would all be delicious in this casserole in place of chicken. Please read my. Pretty sure roasted broccoli and broccoli cheese soup are what converted me. Tips and Notes. Can you e-mail me your a tual website? Yes, it should. I shredded white cheddar and put it one everything. Your email address will not be published. Could I make this using Quinoa? That's wonderful to hear, Donda. Forgot to mention, when using brown rice (1 cup brown rice, 2 cups water) increase baking time to 1 hr 20-25 mins. 45 min was too long. It was the perfect base and just the inspiration that I needed. I generally don't use frozen veggies cuz Im cooking for two( it a bit easier when there are two adults) I would follow the recipe the first time and then modify after I've completed the recipe successfully just so I know what Im getting into. Thanks for the help! 2 yo Parboiled rice is already partially cooked (which is why it only requires about 90 seconds in the microwave), so it will not absorb the liquid in the dish in the same way that regular uncooked long grain white rice will. A most excellent base recipe and I reccomend trying as is first and then playing with it more to your tastebud preferences! I have no idea if it will work or not. A Well-Rounded Healthy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole. Crockpot grape jelly & BBQ meatballs – only 3 ingredients! Cover the baking dish. Overall I wouldn’t say this recipe is bad, it is a good one, it just needs a little tweak. Welcome to the blog! Enjoy! You shouldn't need to adjust the cooking time or temp at all. Absolutely! Can I use fresh broccoli in place of frozen? I had to modify the recipe, as I didn't have the soup on hand, so I used about a cup of sour cream whisked into a can of chicken broth. I used long grain white rice, followed this recipe exactly and at the 1 hour mark my rice came out super crunchy and not done. I was planning on getting this ready to go in the baking dish and then popping it in the refrigerator for my husband to put in the oven a few hours later. Super excited to try something new! The recipe calls for long grain white rice. I hope that you enjoyed it! I'm glad to know that it works with the pasta, too! You're right -- I think the instant brown rice would be a better swap here. I initially met Rachel when she participated in my free 5-Day Meal Planning Challenge (you can still join the free challenge HERE if you're interested). Yes, you can use fresh broccoli florets! That's the only way I've tested it, so I have no idea how it would turn out if you cooked at 450 or 500. . I will say, though, that I usually prefer to stir together this type of recipe right before baking, since I worry that the raw rice will start to absorb the liquid before you bake it, and then the end product might be a bit mushy. This is one that will go in our "favorites" book. I also used fresh broccoli instead of frozen - so I added that in when there was about 25 minutes left to bake. Great idea! , I love to cook and I'm always looking for new recipes for my menu, which makes me always interested in my work. Thanks! Has anyone used cauliflower rice instead of rice? I added cheese to half so everyone had a choice. Yes -- you can definitely use frozen chopped broccoli. Dishes like this tend to become dry as they sit. I don't think that coconut milk would be an equal replacement for the condensed soup for a couple of reasons. The cooking time was too long also. . I really like my broccoli cooked more than the average person and I'm unsure if it will get to the point i like. You will not need to adjust the cooking time too much because you still need that rice to have plenty of time to cook through. Hi, JR! The changes are due to the fact that we have an elderly relative residing with us, so I must cook as 'healthy' as possible. I made the recipe as written but after an hour, my rice was still quite raw. Hi, Christina! Take care of yourself, and try to enjoy those baby snuggles when you're not totally sleep-deprived. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, thyme … Just made this and it was amazing. Quinoa usually cooks in about the same amount of time as white rice, but it might not be exact. I love it so much. As I had trouble with the rice in the stuffed cabbage rolls recipe (incredibly delicious, as well! Then instead of baking you're going to cover the dish with foil, then slide into a freezer bag or wrap with plastic or foil. Hello, do you cut the chicken up before baking? You will probably want to decrease the amount of liquid that you start with. I did make a few additions (a few cloves of garlic and half a yellow onion) and I substituted the white rice for wild rice and it was FANTASTIC. It was so easy and fast to make. I've used instant WHITE rice in other recipes (like this one https://www.theseasonedmom.com/dump-bake-aloha-chicken-rice/ ), and in that recipe I baked the dish at 425 degrees F for about 30 minutes. The perfect “all in one” meal that’s great for busy weeknights. I know I did cook it a little too long, but any other ideas to keep it moist? I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you! Blair I gound your Dump Chicken Rice Casserole recipe, making for dinner tonight. This is a great recipe! That's it! Thanks, Krystal! If you dice the pork chops into bite-sized pieces (like you would do for the chicken), it should probably cook in about the same amount of time. I was planning on doing the 450 for about 40 min and then 20 min 500 watching closely. It's definitely the right temperature, so you might want to recalibrate your oven. If I were to use brown rice, how should I adjust the liquid and the cooking time? . Hi! I made this for dinner tonight, and I was thoroughly disappointed with it. This recipe is extremely dry and bland. Hmmm...I don't know, since I haven't actually tried them myself. How did you like it? It's very versatile and after reading through the comments look forward to trying with carrots/green beans and maybe a sprinkle of garlic and onion powder (I love fresh sauted but want to keep it a dump and bake). Thank you so much for this. Frozen broccoli is already blanched so you don’t need to cook it prior to mixing the casserole together, unless you prefer extra soft broccoli. This broccoli casserole is one of my top picks, along with one pot goulash, slow cooker honey chicken and taco soup. Hi, I'm trying this dish tonight for dinner. So easy! I had to throw the whole thing away. Step 1 Heat the oven to 350°F. can I use frozen chicken breasts or thighs? Over cooked chicken & mushy rice! Hi, Francie! Thanks for letting me know. Thanks for letting me know. I do the same thing and want to try this but I'm nervous. So hearty and full of flavor. Yes, you can absolutely use cooked chicken in this recipe. The rest of the instructions remain the same! I haven't tried freezing it myself, but I imagine it should work fine! Normally I do a mushroom chicken casserole, but this will be a nice variation. , Hi I only make my own cream of chicken soup from scratch can I use this in my meal if i do how much soup will I need do u know. Hi, MIchelle! . I found that some of the rice was still a little tough. Hey, Kristina! I want to try this again! Can't wait to try more dump and bake recipes! Have you tried this recipe with brown rice? In a greased 13×9 baking dish, stir together diced chicken, cooked rice, broccoli, condensed soup, sour cream, and 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese. Oh, and you can throw in your shredded cheddar right out of the oven and re-cover while it melts/cools so you don't dry your rice out. This looks delicious but I was thinking of swapping the rice for quinoa as I usually do for stir fry to make it healthier. Since white cooks so fast I was leaning on making it with brown. It took 90 minutes to cook. Thanks for letting me know! Sorry that it didn't work out for you! © 2017–2021 The Seasoned Mom About Privacy. Please scroll down to simply print out the recipe! REALLY enjoyed (he begged for more lol)! If you baked the rice at 375 for an hour, there's no way that it shouldn't be bubbling. I just love easy dinner ideas like this! Bake chicken broccoli casserole uncovered for 30 minutes, or until bubbly. Yes, that should work well, too! Seems like it will take another 30 minutes before it's done. Made as written other than using fresh broccoli (and doubling amount). Stir again. I was wondering if I could use frozen chopped broccoli because that is what I have on hand. I used brown rice, cooked for 1h15m in oven, turned out great. Have you ever tried it with quinoa or would you have any suggestions on baking time? Before you know it, dinner is ready to be served and devoured. I baked at 350 for 45 mins and it turned out great! Blair, Our changes: We prefer cutting up thighs, the dark meat doesn’t dry out like breast or tenders did the first time. We love comfort food and easy meals. Hi, Sharon! Spray an 8x8" pan with non-stick spray. I didn’t see where it said long grain rice. Do you think it will work?? , I haven't tried this particular recipe with brown rice, but I've made similar dishes with brown rice that worked fine. If you use the brown rice, you wouldn't want to add the broccoli until the end of the baking time so that it's not in the oven twice as long as called for. Can you just bake it in the toaster oven following the same instructions (375 degrees F for 1 hour)? Will definitely make again! Hello everybody! I have never seen this dish before. I hope this turns ou good for me. It does get easier! Could be my old oven though. I've made it twice already, and I even just made a double batch, freezing one for later! Thank you for sharing this Delicious and easy to prepare recipe! Hi, Steve!