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Chicken and Rice Casserole with Broccoli

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Chicken and rice is a classic dinner combination that can be seasoned and dressed up to create so many different delicious dishes! This Chicken and Rice Casserole with Broccoli has wild rice, a creamy sauce, broccoli, and plenty of seasonings that come together for a warm and comforting meal. Plus, it’s super simple and incredibly inexpensive to make at home!

One of my favorite hacks for making a hearty and affordable meal is to use canned chicken. Canned chicken is great in casseroles or other dishes where you want to add a bit of protein at a very low cost. Plus, you don’t have to cook anything as it’s already cooked for you.

Ingredients for Chicken and Rice Casserole with Broccoli

This dish is super inexpensive to make because it’s made up of pantry staples. I like to buy canned goods in bulk when they have case lot sales at the grocery store so I always have them on hand. I can get a really good deal that way and I don’t have to take as many trips to the grocery store.

To make this Chicken and Rice Casserole, you’ll need:

  • canned chicken
  • Rice a Roni Long Grain and Wild Rice
  • canned cream of mushroom soup
  • canned cream of chicken soup
  • water
  • bag frozen broccoli cuts
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • salt and pepper

How to Make Chicken and Rice Casserole with Broccoli

Making this casserole is so simple. Seriously, this is one that the kids can make. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together, pour it into a baking dish, and bake for about 40 minutes. That’s really it.

If you want, you can skip the mixing bowl all together and pour everything straight into the baking dish and bake it there. That way you only dirty one dish. Just make sure to spray it super well with some non-stick spray.

chicken and rice casserole with broccoli

Cheap and Easy Dinner Ideas

If you’re looking for more ways to cut down on your grocery budget, but still want to eat delicious food, you’ve come to the right place. I have so many inexpensive dinner recipes that don’t taste cheap. Here are a few of my very favorite recipes:

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Chicken and Rice Casserole with Broccoli

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Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-5

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 oz 5 can chicken, drained

  • 4.3 oz 4.3 box Rice a Roni

  • 10.5 oz 10.5 can cream of mushroom soup

  • 10.5 oz 10.5 can cream of chicken soup

  • 1 cup 1 water

  • 12 oz 12 bag frozen broccoli cuts

  • 1 tsp 1 onion powder

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 1 tsp 1 paprika

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • To a large bowl, add the can of chicken, box of rice, both cans of soup, water, frozen broccoli, and seasonings, and stir well.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour the casserole mixture into the baking dish and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the rice is tender. Also remember this isn’t a super thick dense casserole! Enjoy.

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