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Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

chicken, broccoli and rice casserole Entree
Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Have weeknight what-to-make woes? No more! This ultra-easy casserole can be made with ingredients that are easily available—and often right in your refrigerator. Chicken breasts provide tender, juicy protein while onions and broccoli make flavorful and familiar veggie additions that are right in the comfort zone for eaters of all ages. Using a base of uncooked rice makes it even easier to kick-start dinner without any extra steps. Chicken and rice casserole is a family favorite for a number of reasons—ease of preparation, ease of cleanup and guaranteed clean plates among them—and this variation on the classic is sure to be a regular in your dinner rotation in no time. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 9, 2018
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Ingredients

1
cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces
2
cups broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces
1
cup chopped onions
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
teaspoons Montreal chicken seasoning
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream
2
tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread rice evenly in baking dish. Arrange chicken evenly over rice. Top chicken with broccoli and onions.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix broth and chicken seasoning. Pour mixture evenly over rice in baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir cheese and whipping cream into chicken mixture in casserole. Replace foil; bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until rice is tender, chicken is no longer pink in center and mixture is heated to at least 165°F in center of casserole. Stir; top with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Save prep time by purchasing bagged precut broccoli florets.
  • Add ethnic flair to your rice bake by using different types of white rice, such as jasmine or basmati. Just avoid sticky rice (sushi rice), short grain rice (Arborio) and brown rice, since they cook differently than long-grain white rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
2g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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