Chicken Broccoli Rice – Freezer Meal

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I always love a good freezer meal, and I was trying to make a few things to give a friend while she goes through a rough patch in her life. When I came across this casserole, it was perfect, as it was a recipe specific to a freezer meal!  I altered it a bit, adding a bit more rice, chicken and broccoli, and using cream of celery instead of cream of chicken soup, since it already had chunks of chicken in it.  It was easy to whip up, and even easier to store, and I am sure a breeze to cook up.  Looking forward to a day when I don’t have to cook, just pop one of these bad boys in the oven!!

Makes 4 bags, each serves 4-5 for about $0.93/serving (less if you use only 4 cups of broccoli)

INGREDIENTS:

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10 cups cooked rice (white or brown)

4 cups cooked chicken, chopped – ($4-5)

4 cups chopped broccoli, lightly steamed (can use frozen or fresh) – ($3.46, I used 2 bags as I wanted more broccoli)

2 cans cream of mushroom soup – ($1.70)

2 cans cream of chicken soup – ($1.72)

4 cups shredded cheddar cheese – ($2.00)

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

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Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

TO FREEZE: Divide into four ziptop freezer bags and seal tightly. Freeze flat.

TO SERVE: Thaw overnight (or for 8 hours) in the refrigerator. Dump into a greased casserole dish (each bag will fill an 8×8-inch pan; two bags will fill a 9×13-inch pan). Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese, if desired.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly.

ENJOY!!

 

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