Cheesy Rice Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli in a brown serving dish with a brown and white towel behind all on a wooden surface

Cheesy Rice Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken, broccoli, and cheese are foods my family agrees on. This casserole mixes them together in a dinner that we can enjoy together.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, cheese, chicken, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 656kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup brown rice uncooked
  • 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a large pan, sauté onions in two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat
  • Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper
  • Once onions soften, increase the heat to medium high and add chicken
  • Brown the chicken and add the garlic
  • Push chicken to one side of pan and add additional tablespoon of olive oil to pan
  • Add the uncooked rice in the olive oil and saute it for a couple of minutes
  • Add the chicken broth to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil
  • Lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pan with a lid
  • Cook chicken and rice mixture, covered, for about 10-12 minutes
  • Add broccoli and stir to combine
  • Continue to cook, covered, another 8-10 minutes on low, or until broccoli and rice are both tender
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup of cheese
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover with a lid, letting it sit for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted


Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1041mg | Potassium: 919mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 63.9mg | Calcium: 470mg | Iron: 2.4mg