Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole - No Canned Soups!

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by lolablitz

I modified Loves2Teach's great recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Rice (#67521) to make a main dish casserole without canned soups. Enjoy!

Top Review by Mary B.

Delicious! Hubby and I loved it. The only change I made was, I used brown rice and cooked it in homemade stock. The thyme is such a great taste in the sauce, don't skip it. This was a great way to use up leftover chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water, adding bouillon cubes.
  2. Add rice and broccoli and cook covered on low heat for 12-15 minutes.
  3. While rice is cooking, heat butter over medium heat in medium pan. Add onions and cook until softened and just starting to carmelize, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat, add thyme, chicken, mayonnaise and milk, stirring to combine.
  6. Once rice mixture is ready, remove from heat and dump in 9x11" glass pyrex pan.
  7. Add chicken and sauce mixture, 1 1/2 cups of cheese and mix well.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  10. Cook at 350 degrees approx 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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