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Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

This simple and easy chicken and broccoli casserole recipe, or chicken divan, is ready for the oven in minutes.

I love it and make it often. It’s a great make-ahead dish to serve guests.

Simple and quick to put together, I make it a few hours ahead, then bake as needed.

This is one of the easiest frozen broccoli recipes you will find.

I love easy casserole recipes. They are a great way to use up leftovers and make great dinner recipes for every day or entertaining.

This one is no exception. Great for leftover roast chicken. You can also use a purchased rotisserie chicken or the leftovers from that. Don’t you love good recipes that are easy too. On a busy day, I sure do appreciate them.

broccoli chicken casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

This simple and easy chicken and broccoli casserole recipe, or chicken divan, is ready for the oven in minutes. I love it and make it often. It's a great make-ahead dish to serve guests.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 456 kcal


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut up
  • 20 ounces frozen broccoli, or equivalent fresh.
  • 1 cup cheddar, or other tasty cheese, shredded
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 can water, or milk, about 5 ounces


  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  • Heat oven to 350°. Arrange cooked chicken in ungreased baking dish or glass casserole. (Use the long size, not the square, about 7 1/2" by 11 1/2").
  • Layer broccoli over chicken. Sprinkle 1/2 the cheese over. Stir together milk and soup and pour over all. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Top with a thin of the breadcrumbs that have been mixed with the softened butter.
  • Bake uncovered for 25 - 30 minutes.


  • If using fresh broccoli, steam it lightly until it is still underdone. If using frozen, use as is.


Calories: 456kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 37gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1045mgPotassium: 809mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1225IUVitamin C: 126mgCalcium: 355mgIron: 4mg
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  • Use turkey instead of chicken to make this a great recipe for turkey leftovers during holiday time.
  • Replace the breadcrumb topping with 1 small can of French fried onion rings for a tasty crunch. Bake without the onion rings for 25 minutes, then sprinkle them on top and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Lower the fat content by using low fat soup and low fat milk or replacing the milk with water.

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1 thought on “Chicken and Broccoli Casserole”

  1. Suggestion for broccoli and chicken casserole

    by cynthia

    Add whole grain noodles and chop the chicken finely to enjoy all the food groups in one. I also put other veggies such as peppers and onions with it instead of just broccoli

    looks delicious!


    this looks delicious will try this tonight!



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