Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
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Recipe type: chicken
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Serves: serves 8
 
Chicken, broccoli, and rice in a tasty cheddar cheese sauce.
Ingredients
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • ⅓ c. flour
  • 2 c. reduced fat milk
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 2 (9 oz) packages precooked brown rice
  • 3 c. broccoli florets
  • ½ c. onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. pepper
  • ½ t. thyme
  • ½ c. crispy fried onions
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board. Allow to stand for 5 minutes then cut into 1 inch pieces.
  3. In a small bowl combine the flour and 1 cup of milk. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the milk and chicken broth to the skillet. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  5. Gradually whisk in the flour milk mixture. Return to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  6. Stir in rice, broccoli, onion, and garlic. Return to a boil and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Stir in the chicken, cheese, salt, pepper, and thyme.
  8. Pour the chicken and rice mixture into a baking dish. Top with crispy fried onions.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until the casserole is bubbling.
  10. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Food Network
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/chicken-broccoli-casserole/