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Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole with Chicken

Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole with Chicken with Minute® Rice

As our family is on a path to live a healthier life and make better choices for our health, food is just a natural part of that road. Even though I am not a cook, I needed a quick, easy, and convenient meal so I created the Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole with Chicken for my family.

Sauteed onions in pan

Minute® Rice can be a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.

Perhaps I am the last person on the face of the earth who has never made Minute® Rice before. In case there happens to be someone else like me, I love that it was as easy as boil water, add rice, set aside, then fluff. I am definitely not a cook, but that seems easy enough for me.

Fresh cut broccoli

Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole with Chicken by Wendy Wright

Makes 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 2 Tbsps extara virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups cooked Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cans (10 3/4 oz.) broccoli cheese soup
  • 1 bunch fresh broccoli crowns
  • 2 cups shredded triple cheddar cheese with a touch of Philly
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sautee chopped onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-low heat. Cook until desired tenderness.
  3. While onion is cooking, cook the rice.
  4. Chop and clean the broccoli.
  5. Place chicken breasts in greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan.
  6. Layer broccoli over the chicken.
  7. Mix together the onion, rice, broccoli cheese soup, sour cream, 1 cup shredded cheese, and pour over the broccoli and chicken breasts.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350°F.
  9. Remove aluminum foil. Cover with remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  10. Bake for 15 more minutes or until chicken is cooked completely and cheese is melted.

The Verdict

  • Six year old son: Two thumbs up
  • Nine year old son: One thumb up.
  • My husband: One 1/2 thumbs up He would have added a little spice or seasoning to the chicken but he was thankful for a night off of cooking.
  • Me: Two thumbs up. Easy to prepare and I love anything that can bake without supervision. The rice adds a nice, filling touch and the broccoli comes out just a bit crispy without being soggy. We have enough for leftovers for another night, plus the vegetables are sneaked in a little bit.


  • Season the chicken to your liking before baking.
  • Cut up chicken in smaller pieces.
  • I like my onions really, really sauteed well. The boys don’t notice the taste of it so much.

Minute® Rice and ingredients for a meal in shopping cart

Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week? Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.

Visit Minute® Rice to create a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.

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Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her handmade Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.

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