Turkey Broccoli Rice Casserole

The best chicken broccoli rice casserole

I love this chicken or turkey broccoli rice casserole recipe!

One of the best things about this one-pot turkey broccoli rice casserole recipe is how incredibly versatile it is. You can change up the ingredients to make it all your own. Plus, it’s a great way to use up your leftovers! Perfect for leftover turkey or chicken.

Of course, it is also incredibly delicious and easy to make. The whole family loves it!

turkey broccoli rice casserole

Leftover turkey is great for sandwiches, but we can only have it for so many meals before we are tired of it! This delicious, comforting turkey broccoli rice casserole will break up the monotony of turkey leftovers.

Leftover rice or broccoli can be used in this recipe too. Or you can steam the broccoli and cook the rice in advance! Then all you have to do is basically stir everything together and heat it up when it is time for dinner.

Even if you don’t have leftovers, chicken broccoli rice casserole is still a great meal option. Thaw some chicken from the freezer, chop it up, season with salt and pepper, and add it to the skillet in the beginning with the onion.

chicken broccoli rice casserole

Only 30-Minutes Needed

This chicken casserole only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish! Having a few good 30-minute meals like this in mind for busier days is a must.

Here are some other great 30-minute meal ideas:

turkey broccoli rice casserole with cheese

How to Make This Dish Even Healthier

Want to take it up a notch?! It will taste and feel more fresh and healthy if you use this easy homemade cream of chicken soup instead of the canned stuff. I already have the mix in my pantry, so making the soup is super easy and fast. Bonus, you can make this meal gluten-free with the cream of chicken soup recipe.

Broccoli turkey casserole

What type of rice to use:

I use long grain Basmati rice, but feel free to use any kind of rice! Note that different kinds of rice may take different amounts of cooking time and more or less chicken broth though.

Brown rice will take longer to cook and may require more liquid. Short grain yields a creamier rice, so long grain is recommended. Give quick-cooking rice a try if you want to speed it up even more!

Cheesy chicken or turkey broccoli rice casserole

Final Thoughts

Cooking turkey broccoli rice casserole in a skillet is my preferred method because everything gets cooked to perfection. And I love that it is all made in one pot, or skillet in just 30-minutes! No overcooked mushy rice and broccoli! Yay! (This is my favorite skillet to use)

Nutrition info may vary depending on the ingredients you use.

Easy turkey broccoli rice casserole recipe


  • We didnt have Thanksgiving at our house, but today I made Thanksgiving dinner with Turkey breasts just so we could have yummy food all week and this will be perfect for my turkey leftovers!!

  • I was looking for a recipe with ingredients I had on hand and this was a winner! I had to substitute cream of chicken with cream of celery and chicken broth with vegetable broth but it was still a hit my picky 3 year old. Can’t wait to try it with the correct ingredients 😊

  • Note to self—-spray skillet so the rice won’t stick. I had use three cans of broth and two cans of cream of chicken soup. I do like the fact that I only had to use one skillet .

  • This dish makes the house smell great, and it’s a terrific crowd pleaser. I used some extra veg (a carrot and celery stalk) and reduced the turkey by a 1/4 cup. I was a little surprised that the rice took much longer than 15-20 minutes to cook (and I even finished it covered in the oven for 20-30 minutes longer). I usually use basmati or jasmine, which seem to cook in less time than short grain rice. Anyway, the flavor profile was there, and just about any cheese or protein (shrimp) could be great. Don’t forget the fresh parsley at the end, it really made it shine!

  • What kind of rice do you recommend? Would instant rice work?

    • I use long grain Basmati rice, but feel free to try a different kind of rice! You will want to shorten the cooking time for instant rice and maybe would need less chicken broth. So it may take a little bit of experimentation on your part, but I think it would work out well!

  • Tasted great! I used cauliflower rice to cut down the carbs and it still tasted good.

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