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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Updated: Oct 4, 2021

The best, cheesy chicken, broccoli, and rice casserole featuring melty Colby Jack Cheese and a crunchy Corn Flake topping.

PREP TIME: 25 minutes

COOK TIME: 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 55 minutes



3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

1 Yellow Onion, diced

3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour

1 & 1/2 cup Unsalted Chicken Broth

1 cup Half-and-Half

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

2 cups freshly grated Colby Jack Cheese

1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise (optional)

6 cups steamed White Rice

3 cups roughly chopped, steamed Broccoli Florets

3 cups cooked, shredded Chicken

1 cup Corn Flakes, crushed


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and have ready a greased casserole dish.

2. Add the butter to a saute pan over medium heat. Do not allow the butter to brown. As soon as the butter has melted, add the diced onion and saute 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until softened.

3. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir until combined, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth one big splash at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add in the half-and-half, salt and pepper and stir. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring often, until thickened. Remove from the heat.

4. Add cheese and mayonnaise (if using) in a small mixing bowl, and stir to combine. Set aside until ready to use.

5. In a large bowl, combine the white rice, broccoli, chicken, and sauce. Stir to combine, and transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Scatter the cheese across the top, followed by the Corn Flakes.

6. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover the dish and continue baking for 10 minutes more. Allow to cool slightly, serve, and enjoy.


**Your prep time will vary depending on your choice of preparation for the rice, broccoli, and chicken.

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