Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
June 13, 2017

In our family, we eat a lot of chicken. Not only does it taste good, but I can often times find it on sale at the grocery store. One of the recipes our kids have really come to love is Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe. Not only is it yummy and easy, but it’s a quick one too! I mean, that’s always a plus, right? We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

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Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe


  • 2 pounds of Chicken Breasts or Chicken Tenderloins, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seed Oil
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth (I like to make with Chicken Bouillon and water)
  • 3/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked MINUTE original rice
  • 3 cups Broccoli flowerets
  • 3 cups grated Medium Cheddar Cheese (you can switch it up to Mild or Sharp depending on your taste + you can add more or less cheese, but we like a lot of cheese)


1 – Chop chicken and set to the side.

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2 – Heat oil in pot. I like to use a pot to prevent oil spatters.

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3 – Add chicken to oil and cook until done.

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4 – Remove chicken, draining oil, and set to the side.

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5 – Prepare the chicken broth. I follow the package directions, which has you use 2 cups of water per cube. You will have a cup of broth remaining, but you may want to use it if your casserole needs more moisture. We used all of the broth the last time we prepared this meal.

6 – Chop or break up the broccoli into pieces. Set to the side.

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7 – Mix together soup and broth with a whisk. Add paprika and pepper. Heat to a boil.

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8 – Stir in rice, broccoli, chicken and cheese. Season with additional paprika and pepper.

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9 – Cover and cook over low heat for 7 minutes or until done. Serve immediately after heated and enjoy!


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Who in your home would enjoy the Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

39 Responses to “Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe”

  1. Yummo! This is exactly the kind of recipe I love to make on the weekend. I make up enough to feed an army, and we all eat on it for about four days.

  2. Vera Sweeney says:

    That sounds so good! Casseroles are perfect for large families like mine. I love how easy they are to make and how long we can use them for leftovers.

  3. Jennifer Van Huss says:

    That looks like a fabulous recipe!! Chicken is my families favourite meals too!! Casseroles are great for hearty go to meals!

  4. shelly peterson says:

    What a yummy looking recipe! My family would love this!

  5. candy says:

    Now this is a dish that my whole family would enjoy. We eat a bunch of chicken and love broccoli so this is perfect.

  6. Heather says:

    I’m always looking for yummy and easy weeknight meals. This looks great!

  7. Jeni says:

    What a simple dish to make. It looks so tasty. This is definitely a please everyone dish. I can’t wait to try it.

  8. Mary Edwards says:

    I need to stop reading such delicious recipes at bedtime! LOL. LOVE this recipe. Bookmarking for later. Looks so delicious

  9. Dogvills says:

    This looks yummy and easy to make. You just gave me an idea for dinner tonight. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Victoria Heckstall says:

    Oh my goodness! This is really looks tasty and fantastic. Craving right now.

  11. That looks amazing and it would be so nice to be able to cook this for the family! We have rice often and I make sure to keep the recipes exciting and tasty. I’d love to try this one.

  12. Jennifer G says:

    I love recipes like this! Simple but delicious. I have some chicken and broccoli in the fridge so I may have to make this tomorrow for the family.

  13. This looks fantastic! I need to try this one out for sure!

  14. This is one of my daughter and mine favorite meals. The I need to start using sesame oil on my chicken. I think it will be a great addition to my recipe, which is very similar to yours.

  15. E H says:

    Love this meal! Looks simple enough for me to be able to repeat it, and very delicious – these are exactly the ingredients that we love to cook with the most! All so good for you, too!

  16. You weren’t kidding when you said easy. This looks simply delicious!

  17. I was wondering how to make rice casserole and you just answered my question. This looks delicious, will definitely try to make it.

  18. Bill Sweeney says:

    Yay-UH! My wife makes a dish very similar to this all the time. She even use Minute Rice, as well.

  19. mitch says:

    I need to print this recipe now. I love all the ingredients, and it has all the food groups I try to feed my family very night! Thanks for this!

  20. Liz Mays says:

    This is a real comfort dish! The easy ingredients should make it a great meal to go back to over and over again.

  21. robin rue says:

    My whole family would gobble this up. I need to make it for them!!!

  22. Pam says:

    I used to make so,thing similar for the kids all the time. They always loved when we had it for dinner.

  23. Amanda Love says:

    That looks so good and I’m definitely cooking that up for the kids! It’s a great way to let them eat broccoli as well. I’m sure they’re going to love this!

  24. So truth be told you had me at ‘easy’ but when throw in chicken, rice and cheese I am totally SOLD. #NomNomNom

  25. I like creamy dishes. Your pictures also do a great job of adding details on how to prepare this good-looking dish.

  26. Tracey says:

    You had me at quick and easy! This is my kind of recipe!

  27. Theresa says:

    You can’t go wrong with quick and easy! This looks like a recipe my whole family would love!

  28. I love broccoli!!! Such a great source of calcium and great for those who don’t do dairy

  29. Jeanine says:

    Yum, this looks and sounds just delicious. It’s easy enough for me to do on a busy day too. I will have to make it for the family!

  30. If it includes broccoli, my kids will love it. This is a plus for me that they love it so much.

  31. Kita Bryant says:

    I’m all about casseroles. This one looks easy and delish!

  32. Wendy Polisi says:

    What a perfect dinner option! Leftovers are easy too!

  33. Chrysa Duran says:

    This looks so delicious. So many of my favorite flavors in one dish!

  34. Mimi Green says:

    I love a one pot meal, I could eat chicken every day and broccoli is my favorite veggie. This is a total win for me.

  35. Our Family World says:

    My husband would thank you for this recipe. Everything he loves in one delicious dish. Well, of course there is no bacon, but I am sure he won’t miss it with this dish.

  36. Echo says:

    Chicken broccoli and rice is one of my go-to one pot dinners! It is so easy and the flavors compliment each other so well!

  37. Myrah Duque says:

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Will make it for my hubby on Father’s Day, he LOVES rice.

  38. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    Wow! That is one complete meal! My boys would love this. I actually made something similar, except I made it with beef and Campbells Cream of mushroom soup.

  39. Kathy Lane says:

    I love quick and easy recipes and this looks so good.I think my whole family would love this and I can’t wait to try it.

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