Creamy Broccoli Casserole


4 cups cream sauce*
1 cup long grain rice
1 LB chicken breasts
2 cups broccoli, chopped
2 oz. Colby jack shredded cheese*
2 garlic cloves, minced

Prepare rice according to directions on packaging. While rice is cooking, steam broccoli until tender. Sauté chicken breasts in oil and season with sage, thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Allow chicken to cool for 5 minutes, then shred or chop. Prepare cream sauce in the sauté pan that the chicken has been cooked in. Add shredded cheese and garlic to cream sauce. Add in shredded chicken, rice and broccoli, then pour into a 9x13 pan. Cook at 350° F for 15 minutes or until heated through.

*To make dairy free, omit the cheese and make a cream sauce with only chicken broth and no milk. Tastes wonderful.

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This is an easy dish to prepare earlier in the day, then store in the fridge until a few minutes before dinner time. Just warm in the oven until heated through. Makes great leftovers.

5 comments:

Morgan said...

I have really enjoyed your blog and recipes... What chicken stock / broth do you like best if not making your own?

Emily said...

Hi Morgan, thanks for the feedback! I personally don't eat any chicken broth that I don't make myself. But would recommend Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Broth. Krista at http://tasteofbluesky.blogspot.com/ uses this brand of chicken broth and highly recommends it.

Pacific Foods No Chicken Chicken Broth is also a good option as well.

Thanks, Emily

Holly said...

ok, this was totally awesome and yummy. Never thought I'd say that about broccoli casserole.

Peggy said...

This is so good. And I'm totally loving this blog that I stumbled upon. I too, like to avoid all msg and such, so I am loving this site. Can't wait to make much much more. I am going to do the chicken garlic pizza next. You must cook like me, because every recipe appeals to me.

Emily said...

Thanks Peggy, I'm so glad you have found some recipes that you like. Thank you for stopping by and for leaving such a kind comment. Enjoy the Garlic pizza- it's one of my favorites!