Broccoli Chicken Casserole Recipe

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“I came across this recipe when I was in high school, and it’s been a family favorite ever since,” says Sharie Blevins of Chisholm, Minnesota. “Basil gives this casserole wonderful flavor. No one will know it’s good for them!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked yolk-free noodles
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 4 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Paprika, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 284 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 489mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Add the chicken, broccoli and onion. In a small bowl, combine the soup, milk, cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken mixture and stir until combined.
  2. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Chicken Casserole in Light & Tasty February/March 2007, p29

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downundercanadian 95680
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"I found it very bland. Definitely needs more spices!"

glorianevers 149451
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"This recipe has amazing flavour and is appealing to the eye. I did a little tweeking to the recipe, but overall it was a crowd pleaser and a definite keeper for my recipe collection."

twinkle_toes 168882
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"My husband and I love this casserole. I used fresh broccoli and cooked it a little first before adding to casserole. The basil really gives it a nice flavour."

kellibriz 163244
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2008

"Recipe was very very good, and very easy to make. Family loved it."

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