This is one of our favorite casseroles! It is so versatile.
Chicken broccoli rice casserole is nothing new but with a few ingredient swaps and additions you get a whole new, flavorful dish!
Most people just use rice in their chicken casseroles but adding quinoa not only ups the flavor but also the protein which allows you to use less chicken!
We like to use dry ranch seasoning but I think Italian seasoning would be delicious too!
I also eliminate the condensed cream based soup most chicken broccoli rice casseroles use. Instead, I add Greek yogurt which not only adds flavor and depth but also adds more protein.
- 1 cup cooked chicken breast
- 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice (brown rice quadruples)
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa (quinoa triples when it cooks)
- 3 cups broccoli
- 4-8 oz (depending on how cheesy you want it) of your favorite shredded cheese (I like to use cheddar or Mexican)
- 6 TBSP of dry ranch seasoning
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- ****or use 1 cup of ranch dressing instead of the dry seasoning and Greek yogurt
- 3 cups chicken stock or water
- Bring stock or water to a boil then add rice and quinoa.
- While the rice and quinoa are cooking shredded your chicken and steam your broccoli. I like to run mine through the food processor but two forks work pretty well.
- In a medium sized bowl mix together canned soup, Greek yogurt, ranch seasoning, and half of the cheese.
- Drain rice and quinoa.
- Mix rice, quinoa, and chicken into ranch mixture.
- Pour mixture into a casserole dish.
- Spread remaining cheese over top of casserole.
- Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
I usually double this recipe and freeze half of it before cooking it. Ranch chicken broccoli quinoa rice casserole freezes great in a zip top bag. Simply thaw in the fridge, dump into a baking dish, top with cheese and bake.
This casserole is very flavorful but simple to make. Plus it’s gluten free which makes it great to take to potlucks, church dinners, etc.
What’s your favorite way to make chicken broccoli rice casserole?
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