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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Comfort food at its best
Photo courtesy of Perdue. 

When it comes to comfort food, it's tough to top cheesy casserole. This cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole is perfect for a chilly evening and can be made using leftover chicken. 

Recipe courtesy of Perdue. 

Ready in
40 m
20 m
(prepare time)
20 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 4 Cups cooked, shredded fresh whole chicken with giblets
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 boxes (10-ounce) frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained well
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 Cups cooked white rice
  • 1 Cup crushed butter crackers or potato chips


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Shred chicken into bite-sized pieces.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Continue whisking until the milk mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese and cream cheese until melted.

In a large bowl, combine the rice, broccoli florets, chicken and cheese sauce.

Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the chicken mixture into the baking dish. Top with crushed butter crackers or potato chips. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. For a crispier finish, turn the oven up to broil for the last 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.