Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is a creamy, cheesy, and delicious dinner option that can be made in minutes. A great way to jazz up a chicken and broccoli dish.
This recipe is perfect for those times when you need something filling and hearty that will satisfy the hearts and bellies of the entire family.
It begins with you cooking the chicken until it is done, feel free to season the chicken with your preferred seasoning blend prior to cooking to add more flavor. My favorite combination for this dish is to keep it simple with salt, pepper, and a little garlic powder. Once the chicken is finished, you will chop it into small pieces.
While the chicken is cooking, you can also steam the broccoli until done or take a shortcut by using a steam-able bag of broccoli, which can be found in the freezer section of the grocery store, and cooking it in the microwave. I prefer doing this because it saves time and is one less pan that you will have to clean up.
Next, you will make the creamy sauce by mixing the mayonnaise and soup to pour over the cooked chicken and carefully mix until fully combined. Now begins the fun part of layering the chicken mixture into a rectangle-baking dish, followed by the broccoli, and cheese.
This dish bakes in about 20 minutes when the cheesy layer is melted and bubbly. You will want to serve this chicken and broccoli casserole while it is still hot over some cooked egg noodles or rice to add a little more volume to the dish.
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Ingredients:
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1 (10 oz.) package of frozen broccoli
- 1 (10 ¾ oz.) can cream of chicken soup (or any ‘cream of’ soup)
- 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Season, cook, and chop the chicken into small pieces and set aside. In a separate small saucepan, lightly steam the broccoli until it is no longer frozen. You may also microwave for faster results.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and soup together until combined.
Add the chopped chicken to the soup mixture and stir until combined.
Lightly spray a 9 X 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and spread the chicken/soup mixture on the bottom in an even layer.
Place on top of the layer of chicken/soup mixture the steamed broccoli and spread evenly.
Top the broccoli with shredded cheese and place into the oven to bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly golden.
Serve immediately on top of cooked wide egg noodles or rice. Enjoy!