Fast Comfort Food: Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Now that the holidays have passed, those New Year’s resolutions have begun. One of the most popular ones that always seems to make the list is eating better food. You may think in order to eat healthy you’ll have to spend lots of time cooking in the kitchen. The recipe I’m sharing with you today will show you, that’s simply not true! This Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole dinner is not only healthy, it tastes like a rich comfort meal all cooked in a matter of minutes.

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice Casserole

The star ingredient that pulls this recipe together fast is Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. It’s completely cooked in 5 minutes flat! That means on long and cold winter nights, you can enjoy a warm comfort meal anytime. Their latest product is a portable solution that’s great for a quick meal or snack on-the-go, straight from a cup. In just 60 seconds you can have fully cooked rice. Now that’s fast!

16029445951_c1dcf07aec_oThanks to many Minute® Ready to Serve Rice  products like Brown & Wild Rice, Jasmine Rice, Chicken Rice Mix, Yellow Rice Mix, and Fried Rice Mix, there’s no end to the fast snack and dinner possibilities!  🙂 I can make a variety of wholesome meals that everyone in the family will love in no time.

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice Casserole- Pure Comfort Food

I made this recipe last night and it was a big hit with the family. I loved that everyone enjoyed a comforting, healthy meal and I was out of the kitchen in less than 30 minutes! 😉

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 What’s your favorite healthy dinner that’s fast to make?


Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pound uncooked chicken tenders- diced into cubes
  • 2-3 cups fresh broccoli crowns- chopped
  • 1/2 onion- diced small
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • salt and pepper to taste


Cook your rice according to package directions. Set aside.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add the first four ingredients (butter through butter) and saute until chicken is almost cooked.

Add in the next three ingredients (soup, water and cheese) and gently mix until well incorporated. Simmer for a few minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble, place a scoop of rice and then top with a cup of the cheesy chicken broccoli mixture. Enjoy!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.


  1. I love cheesy chicken casserole and I love that this one is so quick, I was looking for something fast for dinner tomorrow and this sounds perfect!

  2. Mmmm. Comfort food. Thanks for sharing the recipe! And thanks so much for the introduction to this product–I’d never heard of it! I grew up in a household that always had a box of Minute Rice, but I didn’t know about Ready to Serve Minute Rice!

  3. I am all about quick and tasty comfort food! 🙂 And I LOVE that you made this with brown rice.

  4. Such a great weeknight dinner. Cheese and broccoli together really does it for me! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays!

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