The Best Chicken And Broccoli Casserole
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The Best Chicken And Broccoli Casserole

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This is the best chicken and broccoli casserole ever! My family has been making this creamy, cheesy, and chicken broccoli casserole for years. I know for sure it’s been over 50 years and the family still loves it. Some of the ingredients have changed over the years but we never get tired of making it.

In case you missed some of my other chicken recipes, Classic Oven-Fried Chicken Legs or this one, Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Thank you for letting me share my homemade recipe with you. I’m working on a cookbook and this makes it one step easier for me. We used a Corningware pan today from my daughter’s cupboard. I love these pans! This chicken casserole recipe is truly comfort food for all to enjoy!

The Best Chicken And Broccoli Casserole

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Chicken And Broccoli Casserole

Ingredients

  • Broccoli: Vegetable known for its green head, stalk, and small leaves. High in fiber, iron, vitamin K, vitamin C, and potassium.
  • Chicken (I used rotisserie chicken): I love to use rotisserie chicken that can be bought at the store. It’s cooked and has a delicious roasted flavor! It’s ready to be cut up into bite-sized pieces! Cooked chicken can also be used.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: A savory and smooth creamy chicken soup made of chicken stock, seasonings, small bits of chicken, celery, and cream.
  • Mayonnaise: Also known as “mayo.” A thick and creamy sour dressing made of eggs, oil, vinegar, or lemon juice.
  • Lemon Juice: Used to enhance the flavors of the other ingredients; gives the boost of lemon zest flavor we all love! It helps to lock in the moisture in the chicken and broccoli casserole and adds a little tartness.
  • Curry Powder: Adds a delicious savory and deep umami flavor to the casserole! Gives the perfect kick of spice! Generally made of cumin, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper.
  • Grated Colby Jack Cheese: A very smooth, moist, and mild cheese. It is the perfect choice for this chicken and broccoli casserole due to its melting capabilities which helps to combine all of the ingredients together.
  • Frosted Flakes or Corn Flakes: The perfect topping! Use Frosted Flakes for a sweeter crunch and Corn Flakes for a more mild yet savory crunch.
  • Butter: Due to the fat content, butter helps to produce a softer sweet potato and enriches the flavor. It browns the sweet potato casserole while cooking.
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Chicken And Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Step One: Gather Ingredients

Gather the ingredients so you’re ready to make this recipe. Preheat oven to (350°F) = (176°C) degrees and grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan.

Ingredients

Step Two: Cook the Broccoli

Cook the broccoli as directed on the package and drain the water completely.

Drain the Broccoli

Step Three: Combine the Sauce Mixture

Combine the cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder, and grated cheese in a large bowl.

Creamy Sauce Mixture

Step Four: Stir Thoroughly

Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Sauce Mixture

Step Five: Grease the Baking Dish

Grease your baking pan and spread the cooked broccoli evenly in the pan.

The Best Chicken And Broccoli Casserole

Step Six: Cover the Broccoli with Chicken

Add the chopped or shredded cooked chicken on top of the broccoli florets. I used rotisserie chicken today.

Add the Chicken

Step Seven: Scoop the Creamy Mixture Over the Chicken

Scoop the creamy sauce on top of the cooked chicken layer.

Spread the Mixture

Step Eight: Crush The Frosted Flakes

Use a rolling pin to crush your frosted flakes or cornflakes.

Crush the Flakes

Sprinkle the frosted flakes over the casserole. Drizzle melted butter over the casserole.

Sprinkle the Flakes Over

Step Nine: Bake The Casserole

Preheat oven to (350°F) = (176°C) degrees and grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan.

Finished Baking

Finished Product

The Best Chicken And Broccoli Casserole
5 from 2 votes
The Best Chicken And Broccoli Casserole
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Instructions
  1. Gather all of your ingredients. Preheat oven to (350°F) = (176°C) degrees and grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. 

  2. Place the broccoli in the pan, and cover it with the chicken.

  3. Combine the chicken soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder, and cheese in a bowl. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

  4. Scoop the mixture over the chicken and cover with frosted flakes.

  5. Drizzle the melted butter over the frosted flakes on top of the casserole.

  6. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until heated through. Enjoy.

How do I store the leftover chicken and broccoli casserole?

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze the chicken and broccoli casserole before baking it?

I wouldn’t recommend it because the mayonnaise may become runny. It’s better frozen after it’s baked.

Could I freeze the leftover chicken and broccoli casserole?

Yes, I freeze this recipe in serving sizes in an airtight container for 2-3 months.

Is it okay to put raw chicken in the recipe?

No, it’s not safe to put raw chicken in this recipe because the temperature of the meat may not reach the temperature it should be when fully cooked. This recipe is reheating the cooked ingredients.

Can I put raw broccoli in the recipe?

Unfortunately, no you can’t or the recipe will be more like soup because the broccoli needs to be drained from the excess water it excretes after cooking it.

Why is my chicken and broccoli recipe watery?

Your broccoli more than likely was not cooked enough or drained long enough. I use a paper towel to push the liquid out of the broccoli after cooking it.

Could fresh broccoli be cooked without boiling it?

Yes, you can microwave it or steam it.

What can I serve with this casserole?

Could I use Ritz crackers instead of Frosted Flakes?

I have used crushed Ritz crackers on top of the casserole before I drizzle the butter on top.

Would cream of mushroom soup work instead of cream of chicken soup?

Yes, you can trade out the soup for cream of mushroom soup but it will give it a little different taste. This is what’s great about cooking from scratch, we can substitute whatever works.

What kind of cheese can I use in this chicken and broccoli casserole recipe?

We typically use grated Colby jack cheese. I have used cheddar cheese, Mozzarella cheese, and even sharp cheddar cheese. I like all three choices of cheese.

Are there additional spices I can use when making this chicken and broccoli casserole recipe?

Thyme, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and a little salt.

Final Word

Please let me know if you make this chicken and broccoli casserole. I’m hoping to put together a cookbook for my readers. Yes, it will take me some time to do this, but I’m determined to do it. I love easy-to-make inexpensive recipes that families can make and enjoy. May God Bless this world, Linda

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Linda,
    we have made variations on this recipe for years while our kids were growing up.
    your version has a few things I have not tried and next time we make it I am going to try them.
    Basics are chicken, cream soup, broccoli, cheese & a crunchy for the top.
    thanks for all your time spent putting this blog together.

  2. Hi Linda, what other seasonings other than curry can be used? I like curry, but curry doesn’t like me. I will also use less cheese because of lactose intolerance. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great Holiday!

  3. 5 stars
    My family loves this casserole! It’s one of our favorites! We serve it warm over rice. It is so good! Thank you for sharing!❤️

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