Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions, using only 1-1/2 cups water.
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 315 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1025mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.
Oct 19, 2019
I was struck by this recipe because it said “contest winner” and it sounded like yummy comfort food. This is not good- I can’t imagine how it’s a contest winner. I followed the recipe exactly
Oct 10, 2019
Love this dish so does my kids easy meal!
Oct 7, 2019
I really like this, as does the rest of my family. I've been making this for 5 years and have never had a problem with it.. I made it for a potluck at work and a coworker PAID me to make a large one for her family. Don't understand the low ratings but taste is subjective.
Oct 3, 2019
Normally if I make a recipe that I don't like I just throw the recipe away. This time I had to make sure viewers know how terrible this recipe is! The stuffing mix was probably the problem. I think if I had used buttered bread crumbs so the top was crispy instead of a heavy muck! The leftovers will most likely end up in the garbage. I'm a loyal Taste of Home reader.
May 7, 2019
I love Taste of Home, but this was a horrible recipe. I'm not sure how it has 4.5 stars! I even steamed my own broccoli , and it was still just "meh". Also, it barely makes enough for 2 people. Not sure what contest it won, but it's not a keeper in my book!
Mar 14, 2019
I changed a few things in this recipe. I’m cooking for a large family so I used a family pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts. I cooked them in a skillet seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic and herb seasoning with a little bit of water just to deglaze the pan as the juices evaporated. I shredded the chicken and then added two cans broccoli cheese soup, two cans cream of chicken, and two 12 oz bags frozen broccoli florets. I topped with the stuffing and cheese as directed in the recipe. I baked it in my biggest Pyrex (slightly larger than a 13x9) at 375 for 35 minutes covered, and then uncovered for another 15-20. Then I broiled it just long enough for the top to get crispy. It was delicious!!
Mar 11, 2019
The first time I make a new dish I follow the recipe verbatim. It was a bit salty and kind of meh..... Second go 'round I sauteed a small shallot and then 10 oz. of cremini mushrooms in a tiny knob of butter, used cream of mushroom soup a mushroom-can and a half of unsalted chicken stock, a heavy 3 cups of chicken, about 1 tsp. of thyme, some freshly-ground pepper, 2 cups of broccoli florets and about 1 cup of Vermont white sharp cheddar that I grated. It was saucy - not soupy and had more flavor. Oh, and I layered it: chicken in mushroom sauce, broccoli, cheese and stuffing.
Mar 10, 2019
This was pretty good... I used cream of chicken soup, 1/2 heaping cup of sour cream, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, frozen mix-microwaved. followed the recipe, added cracker barrel sharp cheese. After it was all cooked, I broiled it just enough to add a golden crispy top layer.
Jan 27, 2019
I love this casserole. I make this once a month. I usually mix the stuffing, chicken, cheese and soup and add sliced or slivered almonds. I also add French fried onion rings to the top fir the final 10-15 minutes. Delicious!
Nov 3, 2018
All I could taste was stuffing mix. Would not make again, not sure how it was a contest winner. Very salty.