Six ingredients, one casserole dish – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights!

Six ingredients, one casserole dish - Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights! | Persnickety Plates AD

If I’m being honest, my least favorite time of day to be a mom is from around 6-8 pm. In that two hour window, I  drive home, figure out what’s for dinner, make/get/eat dinner, give Julia a bath, chase Julia to get her dressed, read books, then hope for a smooth bedtime.

Individually, all those things are typically my favorites, but squeezing them into a tight, hectic window every night is tiring.

Six ingredients, one casserole dish - Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights! | Persnickety Plates AD
Six ingredients, one casserole dish - Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights! | Persnickety Plates AD

You’d think, as a food blogger, I might plan out meals, but I don’t. I’m not organized enough for that.

Campbell’s has a new line of oven sauces and after trying this one, I want to try them all.

I need more recipes like this in my life. Six ingredients, one casserole dish, very minimal cleanup, and all of us loved it. Julia ate way more of it than I’m used to seeing her eat lately. A protein, carb, and veggie all in one dish.

Six ingredients, one casserole dish - Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights! | Persnickety Plates AD

What’s even better than having an easy weeknight dinner that helps the evening go smoothly? Having leftovers the next day so I have even less to think about. I made the original dish on Friday night and ate leftovers for lunch on Saturday.

Six ingredients, one casserole dish - Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights! | Persnickety Plates AD

Need more cheesy broccoli dishes? Try my slow cooker broccoli casserole or crockpot broccoli cheddar soup.

Six ingredients, one casserole dish - Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights! | Persnickety Plates AD
4.75 from 4 votes

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Six ingredient Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole will feed a crowd or leave enough for leftovers tomorrow!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  • In a 9 x 13 baking dish, add in the water, uncooked rice, frozen broccoli, and about 10 oz of the cheesy sauce. Stir together.
    3/4 cup uncooked rice, 1 cup water, 14 ounces frozen broccoli, 12 ounces Campbell's Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Oven Sauce
  • Trim your chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper. Lay on top of the broccoli mixture.
    1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, salt & pepper
  • Pour the remaining sauce on top of the chicken and use a spatula to coat it.
  • Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs (and I added a dash of paprika).
    1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes-1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Six ingredients, one casserole dish - Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights! | Persnickety Plates AD

This was originally a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell Soup Company. All opinions are 100% mine.



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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Literally all my favorite things put together! This is best recipe I have come across today! Can’t wait to try it 🙂 Thanks!

  2. I’m so bummed they discontinued the sauce! I just literally wrote to them telling them it was amazing and to please bring it back