Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole by Gordon Ramsay

Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole


Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy sauce, yellow saffron rice, tender chicken and broccoli, this casserole spells comfort food with a capital “C” for me. My mother used to make this almost weekly. It was one of her favorite casseroles to make (next to Country Casserole) because of how quick and easy it was to throw together. She usually made it the night before and left us instructions to put it in the oven around the time she left her office (she was a real estate agent for several years when we were teens). A comforting and filling supper awaited us on those nights!

ingredients for Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

You’ll need: Canned or cooked chicken, 16 oz jar of Cheese Sauce (such as cheez whiz)*, medium sized bag of Saffron rice, two cups of frozen chopped broccoli. My mother always used two large cans of chicken but I only use one because I am cheap.

Cooked rice

Prepare rice according to package directions.

milk and cheese

In small bowl, stir together milk and cheese sauce. I actually microwaved mine for a minute to make it easier to blend.

Ingredients in bowl for Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

In large bowl: Add cooked rice, broccoli, and chicken.

Adding Cheese Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Pour cheese sauce over it. 

Mixing up Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Stir all of that up really well until it looks like this.

Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Spoon into 9×13 inch casserole dish. Bake at 350 for thirty minutes or until bubbly.

Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

YUM!

 

Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce Jar Cheese Sauce* Such as Cheez Whiz
  • 2 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 10 ounce package Saffron Rice
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken either canned or cooked at home
  • 1/2 Cup milk

Instructions

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

  • Place cheese sauce and milk in bowl, heat for one minute in microwave and stir to combine.

  • In large bowl, place cooked rice, broccoli, and chicken. Add cheese sauce mixture. Stir until well combined. Spoon into 9×13 inch casserole dish and bake at 350 for thirty minutes or until bubbly.

Notes

*If you don’t want to use prepared cheese sauce, you can make your own using the recipe on this post. If using this, omit the milk in this casserole recipe. However, I always just buy cheese sauce for this. 

 

This recipe was originally published in 2008. I updated the photos and post in 2020. 


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