Healthy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole Freezer Meal

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Freezer chicken broccoli rice casserole

Freezable Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

I always love a good freezer meal, and this healthy chicken broccoli rice casserole is one of the easiest I have ever made! I came across this recipe as I was trying to make a few things to give a friend while she goes through a rough patch in her life, and I knew right away that it was perfect.

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!!

This chicken casserole recipe makes 4 bags, and each serves 4-5 for about $0.93/serving (less if you use only 4 cups of broccoli)

Chicken broccoli rice casserole recipe

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole Ingredients

The ingredients for this recipe are all very common, and you’ll probably already have some of them on hand. The ingredients are all mostly pretty cheap too which I love! They’re even cheaper if you use some grocery store money saving tactics.

Here are some substitutions you can make for your chicken broccoli rice casserole:

  • You can use either white rice or brown rice
  • You can use frozen or fresh broccoli (feel free to use more if you’d like to make it a bit more healthy). I ended up using 2 bags of broccoli and it turned out great.
  • Like I said above, the original recipe called for cream of chicken soup, but I substituted it with cream of celery. You can use whichever you like!

Ingredients for freezable chicken broccoli rice casserole

Shredding the Cheese

Since you do have to shred quite a bit of cheese for this recipe, doing it all by hand can be a bit time-consuming. I like to use a rotary cheese shredder to speed up the process.

Mixed up healthy chicken broccoli rice casserole

Mixing and Freezing

After you’ve got all of your ingredients prepared this recipe gets really easy. You just need to add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix everything up nicely. That’s it!

Once everything is mixed up, simply divide the mixture into 4 different freezer bags, and stick them all in the freezer for later. Now you’ve got 4 easy dinners prepared for whenever you need them. When you’re ready to cook one of the frozen chicken broccoli rice casseroles, just make sure to thaw it for at least 8 hours. Enjoy!

Healthy chicken broccoli rice casserole freezer meal

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Chicken broccoli rice freezer meal

Healthy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole Freezer Meal

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 5-10 mins | Cook Time: 25-30 mins
Yield: 4 bags | Serves: 4-5 people/bag

Ingredients

  • 10 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli, lightly steamed (can use frozen or fresh)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. To Freeze:

  3. Divide into four ziptop freezer bags and seal tightly. Freeze flat.
  4. To Serve:

  5. Thaw overnight (or for 8 hours) in the refrigerator.
  6. Dump into a greased casserole dish (each bag will fill an 8×8-inch pan; two bags will fill a 9x13-inch pan).
  7. Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese, if desired.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly.
Ingredients: Broccoli, Cheese, Chicken, Cream of Chicken Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Pepper, Rice, Salt
Meal Type: Main Dish
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Oven

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