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Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This delicious chicken and broccoli casserole recipe is a twist on chicken divan that came from an old boss. It’s quick, satisfying comfort food. —Jennifer Schlachter, Big Rock, Illinois

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) chicken stuffing mix
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed broccoli cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions, using only 1-1/2 cups water.
  2. In large bowl, combine chicken, broccoli and soup; transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Top with stuffing; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover; bake until heated through, 10-15 minutes longer.
    Freeze option: Transfer individual portions of cooled casserole to freezer containers; freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a microwave-safe dish and microwave, covered, on high until a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.

Broccoli Chicken Casserole Tips

What spices can I add to make this recipe my own?

Flavor up this casserole recipe with one or more of these spices and flavorings in any combination: freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne powder (a pinch or two), smoked paprika, dried mustard powder and/or dried herbs such as thyme, sage and chives. Here are other food and spice pairings you should know.

Can you substitute chicken for another meat?

Yes, you can substitute chicken for another meat! Try substituting cubed, cooked turkey or ham for the chicken. Avoid any kind of ground meats, because the casserole will not have the desired texture or results.

Can you freeze broccoli chicken casserole?

Yes, you can freeze this casserole recipe! To freeze, follow our freezing directions above. Check out this casserole freezing guide for more tips.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 315 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1025mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.