Cheesy Chicken and Rice Baked favorite
EASY Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake is an easy, delicious home-cooked dinner that’s perfect for freezing and sharing!
Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake is a favorite casserole! I love bringing this meal to a new mom or someone who needs a little love. I usually pair it with salads with creamy pesto, parmesan roasted asparagus, or parmesan-crusted zucchini spears. Even if you do it yourself!
Grilled Chicken Rice
We love chicken. We love rice. We love broccoli. We love casseroles. With that in mind – we love today’s Chicken Rice Roast recipe!
Today’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice Baked recipe is packed with so much flavor and is super easy to make. I’m not going to lie – not all of my kids love broccoli, so some will pick it out. Luckily, the dish was so good that most of them didn’t even realize it was in it (win)!
If you (or your kids) absolutely cannot stand cauliflower, you can easily omit it without losing any of the flavor of the dish. But like I said, it tastes so good you barely notice the broccoli is there! We hope you enjoy this Grilled Chicken and Rice Casserole. Here’s another dinner recipe to add to the rotation. It’s hearty, simple, and delicious.
How to Make Chicken Broccoli Rice
Honestly, this is probably one of the easiest casserole recipes out there. There is very little prep work required before scooping everything into the pan and placing it in the oven.
Cook. Cook chicken and broccoli in a large frying pan.
combine. Once the chicken is no longer pink, add the broth and bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients (except shredded cheese) and mix.
bake. Spoon into a greased 8×8 glass pan, top with shredded cheese and bake at 350° for 22-26 minutes.
enjoy! So easy and so delicious! !
Change + store information
This recipe is easy to change based on the rice, cheese, and vegetables you want to add. Here are some changes:
- Omit the broccoli
- Use brown or multigrain rice
- We used italian 5 cheese but could easily switch to cheddar or mozzarella
- Swap vegetables for carrots, zucchini or squash
This can be up to 24 hours in advance. Simply cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. You may need to add a few more minutes, we recommend storing without cheese and adding before baking.
shop Leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, then reheat in the microwave.
This is a delicious treat to make a double for the fridge!arrive freeze You’ll follow instructions #2-3, then place it all in a freezer-safe, airtight container after it’s completely cooled. It will freeze for up to 3 months.forward reheat, Let it thaw in the fridge for 24 hours, then top with cheese and bake in the oven for 22-26 minutes. You may need to add a few more minutes.
This casserole is the perfect freezer meal for a new mom or family struggling with health as an easy meal they can grab and bake when they need it.
For more favorite chicken casserole recipes, check out:
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Serving Size 6
Calories 320 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 cups small cauliflower florets
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 1/4 cups raw white rice
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Garlic salt to taste
- black pepper
- 1 cup Italian 5 cheese shredded
Preheat oven to 350.
Heat oil in a large skillet and cook chicken and broccoli. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink.
Add broth and bring to a boil. Add rice, cream cheese, milk, Italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper. Stir well.
Spoon into a greased 8×8 baking pan.
Top with grated cheese. Cover and bake for 22-26 minutes. Please enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Kraft Foods.