Healthier Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole | Healthy Supper/Dinner Idea | Gluten Free

Healthier Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Erica Kastner


For the Rice:

  • 3/4 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Casserole:

  • 2-3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli florettes
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • butter, for serving


For the rice:

  1. Place all of the rice ingredients in a heavy bottomed saucepan over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, cover the pan and turn the heat down to low. Cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. You can also use 2 cups of leftover rice.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. Mix together the rice, chicken, broccoli, carrots, sour cream, salt, pepper, and 2 cups of the cheese. Spread in a 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until hot and the cheese is bubbly, about 30-35 minutes. Serve with butter.