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

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

used basmati rice and half the thyme. was outstanding

donelo October 25, 2015

I had chicken I needed to cook but didn't want the normal chicken casserole with canned soup. I'm so glad I came across this recipe. I didn't add thyme because I didn't have any but this was Delicious!! It is definitely going into rotation. My boyfriend even took leftovers to work two days in a row.

Amber DeMar August 21, 2015

Not fond of the thyme and broccoli combo. I will leave out thyme next time

Terri D. September 02, 2014