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Chicken and Rice Casserole

This cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe has it all! Tender rotisserie chicken, rice, and broccoli are combined with a creamy, cheesy sauce and finished with a buttery cracker topping. It's family-friendly for a weeknight dinner, but perfect for a potluck, too.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, cheesy dish, chicken casserole
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 308kcal


  • Large pot
  • 9x13 casserole dish
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 2 cups diced rotisserie chicken
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups white long grain rice uncooked
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen broccoli florets thawed
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese separated

Casserole Topping

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers crushed


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
    2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, Salt/Pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat until melted. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Note: This step is not needed if using a cooked rotisserie chicken.
    2 Tablespoons butter
  • Add the chicken broth, olive oil, and rice to the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
    2 1/2 cups chicken broth, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1 1/4 cups white long grain rice
  • Cover tightly and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli to the rice and turn off the heat. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes, do not stir.
    1 (16 ounce) bag frozen broccoli florets
  • Add the cooked chicken, soup, milk, sour cream, and half of the cheddar cheese. Stir only to combine.
    1 (10.5 ounce) can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, ½ cup milk, ½ cup sour cream, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Add to a lightly greased 9 x 13 casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
  • Cover and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Melt the butter and crumble up the crackers. Combine to form the topping for the casserole.
    1 cup Ritz crackers, 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Top the casserole with the crumbled cracker topping and bake uncovered for 10 additional minutes.
  • Let the casserole sit for 5 minutes prior to serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 1mg