Too Easy Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

"A delicious one dish meal that is full of flavor and will be cooked in less than 1 hour. The only prep time is for 2 cups of water to boil; and make sure the chicken is thawed if previously frozen. I got this recipe from my Brand Named Best Loved Casseroles book, in the "Dinner in Minutes" chapter."
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and boil water.
  • In a 13x9 casserole dish, combine rice and contents of seasoning packet; add boiling water to dish and mix well.
  • Add chicken, sprinkle with garlic powder; cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and cheese; cover and continue to bake for another 8-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

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  1. ChammyisBack
    this dish had a nice flavor to it, but it was rather dry. I will make it again, but next time, I will add a can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup to it as well.
  2. Mistress of Tea
    I did this with an added can of cream of chicken as per the other reviews. It turned out Great!! The rice was and chicken were moist and the broccoli was steamed. I loooooved this recipe and am making it again this week!!
  3. KissaK1
    I made this tonight for the first time, and couldn't believe how easy and delicious it was! I used a broccoli and chicken rice mix, as it was all I had, and cut the chicken into bite size pieces. I also used fresh broccoli and added some carrots, and served the dish with a side salad and roasted green beans and asparagus. A quick and very tasty meal. Thanks!
  4. H-grrl
    While good, it does not have enough flavor as is. I had to doctor this up with some zesty cajun spices, and it also turned out somewhat dry. Next time I will follow other people's advice and use cream of broccoli soup to replace the water, and a bit of cajun spice from the get go!
  5. natureNspiceMAKESit
    Thanks for the recipe, but, to me, it would have been horribly bland. <br/><br/>But, given the fab ingredients, I put my international and healthy spin on it. <br/><br/>I used 3 garlic cloves minced (instead of powder), a handful of fresh organic parsley, a handful of fresh organic basil, 2 cups of jasmine rice (healthier than prepackaged), 4 cups of water, a pinch of seasoned salt (or celery salt), a teaspoon of black pepper (I ise freshly ground), 2 tablespoons of chili powder, a teaspoon of yellow curry powder (excellent in ANY caserole in SMALL doses) and Panko breadcrumbs as a topper. You can always use regular breadcrumbs or cornflake crumbs, but panko is the crunchiest and healthiest. <br/><br/>FRESH makes it BEST!


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