this dish is a super easy, one-pot meal that can be whipped up in 10 minutes or slow cooked throughout the day. it is cheesy, comforting and simple to make.
I used my slow cooker [low for 4 hours]; however, if you wanted to do a quicker version, you could always use your pressure cooker or bake it in the oven.
precook and shred the chicken – place the chicken in a pot and cover with 1-inch of water. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the breasts. Shred.
precook the broccoli – boil the florets for 2-3 minutes
precook the rice, according to the package’s directions
complete the first 3 steps of the instructions to the make the sauce; mix together the sauce, chicken, broccoli, rice, sour cream and shredded cheddar
bake in a 9x13 inch, lightly greased baking dish at 350° for 40 minutes.
pressure cooker method:
follow steps 1-5 – pressure cook the chicken for 7 minutes and quick release
transfer the chicken to a cutting board to shred
re-add the chicken, broccoli, sour cream and cheese – pressure cook for another 3 minutes
cheesy chicken + broccoli casserole
yields: 6 servings prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 3-4 hours
2 Tbsp. butter
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. black pepper
1 [10.5 oz.] can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 [10.5 oz.] can condensed cheddar cheese soup
10.5 oz. chicken broth
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 medium head of broccoli, cut into small florets
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
white rice, to serve with
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and cook for another minute.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the 2 condensed soups and chicken broth.
Transfer the soup mixture to the base of the slow cooker.
Add the chicken breasts; flip them to allow that they are fully coated.
Place on the lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3 hours.
Before the last 30 minutes of cooking, transfer the chicken to a cutting board to shred.
Re-add the chicken along with the broccoli, sour cream and shredded cheddar. Stir to combine.
Cook for another 30 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender and heated through.
Serve over a bed of rice!