Chicken Broccoli Bake

This recipe is my daughter’s absolute favorite and we¬†usually make it at least twice per month. It can serve 6-8. We always have leftovers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rice*
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped into bite-size florets
  • 2 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans of golden mushroom soup
  • 1 container of french-fried onions
  • 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning

Steam the rice. I usually use the Rice setting on my Instant Pot – 2 cups of rice to 2 cups water.

Add the cajun seasoning to the chicken and add two tablespoons of oil to a skillet. Cook the chicken over medium heat until lightly browned.

Steam the broccoli just until al dente (if steamed until tender it will turn into mush during the baking).

Using a large round casserole dish, mix together the golden mushroom soup with the cooked chicken, then add the rice and broccoli and 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top and then the package of french-fried onions on top of that.

Bake in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and onions are a golden brown.

*We vary between plain, long-grain white rice to a wild rice mix, brown rice, or even quinoa. Experiment with all of them to find the best combination for your family.