After the whirlwind of holiday celebrations, there’s nothing more comforting than a home-cooked meal that wraps you in a warm embrace of simplicity and flavor. Our Super Simple Cheesy Chicken Casserole is a no-fuss recipe designed to soothe your post-holiday stress and keep the festive spirit alive. Whether you’ve got leftover turkey or crave a veggie-packed twist, this versatile dish is your go-to comfort food solution.
This casserole is the epitome of ease. Imagine tossing together your holiday leftovers with a handful of pantry staples, and letting the oven do the rest. The hero of this dish is its adaptability—swap chicken for turkey, broccoli for cauliflower, or experiment with your favorite vegetable mix. It’s a canvas waiting for your personal touch.
Simplify your post-celebration routine with this one-dish wonder. The combination of succulent chicken, fluffy rice, and velvety Velveeta melds together with the comforting goodness of cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups. The result? A hearty, cheesy casserole that tastes like a warm hug after a hectic holiday season.
Ingredients for Cheesy Chicken Casserole
- About 2-3 cups of leftover, cooked TBS chicken, cut into chunks or shredded
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups uncooked instant rice
- 1 bag of frozen, chopped broccoli (about 16 oz.)
- 1 pound block of Velveeta, cubed
- 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can of cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of butter, cubed
- 1 small sweet onion, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Using a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add in the instant rice, cover the saucepan, and remove it from the heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
- In a 9×13 inch casserole dish, mix the chicken, broccoli, Velveeta, soups, salt and pepper, milk, butter, onion, and prepared rice.
- Bake the casserole uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes until the cheese has melted. Stir midway in the baking process so the cheese melts throughout the casserole.
- Remove your cheesy chicken casserole from the oven and allow to set for 10 minutes prior to serving.
Make The Butcher Shop Your Source for Healthy Ingredients for Your Table
Super Simple Cheesy Chicken Casserole is not just a recipe; it’s a remedy for those days when you need a break from elaborate cooking. Let this dish be your culinary haven, bringing joy and simplicity back to your post-holiday kitchen. The Butcher Shop is your one-stop shop for locally sourced meats and produce from farms right here in Southern Oregon. At TBS, you’ll find the perfect cut of meat for your meal, plus fresh-baked loaves of bread, fresh fruit and vegetables, local wine and beers, and even quality food specifically for your canine. Stop by today or call ahead to pre-order your ingredients.