Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Main Dishes · May 22, 2018

One of the BEST broccoli casserole recipes! This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole is a simple, quick and delicious dinner filled with chicken, broccoli and cheese and topped with buttered bread crumbs! The whole family loves this easy chicken broccoli and cheese casserole.

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Easy Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Are there any recipes that you can think of that you hated as a child, but love now?? Today’s recipe happens to be one of those… My mom has been making this Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole for as long as I can remember. It was one of those dinner recipes I cringed about because it was full of BROCCOLI!! Yes, I’d eat the chicken and everything else, but would try to spread the remaining broccoli pieces all over my plate to make it look like I had eaten more than I had. And don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about because I’m sure you did the same thing as a child with at least ONE of the recipes your mom made. 😉

Now, I can’t get enough of this recipe!! Fortunately, I grew up and love broccoli. I’m still trying to convince my kids they love it too, but in the meantime they can do what I did and just eat around the big, green chunks. 😉 At least the hubby and I and a few of the kids love this recipe, which means I try to add it to the menu plan as much as possible. 😀

How to make Chicken Broccoli Casserole:

The beauty of casseroles is that you just throw everything together in a casserole dish and pop it in the oven. This cheesy broccoli casserole is no different! It’s SO simple. All you have to do is:

  1. Cook the broccoli, drain it, and place in a 9×13 pan.
  2. Layer chicken on top of the broccoli.
  3. Mix together then soup, mayo, lemon juice, and cheese, then spread over the chicken.
  4. Put melted butter and bread crumbs in a Ziploc bag and shake to mix. Then pour over the soup mixture.
  5. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until heated through.

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Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Casserole Recipe

One of the BEST broccoli casserole recipes! This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole is a simple, quick and delicious dinner filled with chicken, broccoli and cheese and topped with buttered bread crumbs! The whole family loves this easy chicken broccoli and cheese casserole.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 459 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts cooked and diced, or shredded
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 package frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 c grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/3 c bread crumbs
  • 2 TB butter melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Cook and drain broccoli and put in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

  3. Layer chicken pieces on top of the broccoli.

  4. In a medium bowl combine soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice and cheese and mix well. Spread over the chicken.

  5. Add melted butter and bread crumbs to a Ziploc bag and mix well. Pour over soup mixture.

  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 946mg 39%
Potassium 476mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Liz

    Thanks Kristyn for the nice recipe. Have a great weekend coming up.

    Jaimee

    What size package of broccoli does this require?

    Misty

    I’m not a fan of mayo so I was wondering if I can substitute sour cream?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I have not personally tried, but I am sure you could. I don’t know how much it would change, so I’d love to know what you think, if you do 🙂

    REGINA DICKINSON

    I think your recipes look wonderful, haven’t tried any yet but plan to.

      Kristyn Merkley

      You are so nice! Let me know what you think of the ones you try 🙂 Thank you!

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