Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Broccoli Casserole

I absolutely love casseroles!  I don’t know what it is about them, but they rock my world.  But combine this love with a small amount of pickiness and I have a hard time finding really good casseroles that I love.
When a co-worker emailed me this recipe I quickly read all the ingredients and did a little “whoo hoo”.  I liked everything.  And I was so happy I made it!  It is absolutely delicious!  Really!
Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Source: Trisha Yearwood’s Cookbook: “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen”
* 3-4 cups cooked rice
* 4 cups cooked broccoli cut into “chunks”
* 1 cup sour cream
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
* 1 10 ounce can of cream of chicken soup
* 4 cups of grated cheese
* 4 chicken breasts cooked and chopped
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1/4 tsp. pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Spread cooked rice evenly in pan.  Make a second layer with the cooked broccoli.
In a large mixing bowl mix sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, soup, 1/2 of the grated cheese, chicken, salt and pepper.  Pour over broccoli.
Top with remaining cheese.
Bake 30-40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
It really is delicious!  And it freezes great!  I put a serving size in a tupperware container and freeze them.  Then for lunch I can take out a container in the morning and microwave it at work for a home cooked, delicious lunch!
Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. I will definitely have to give this a try…simply so that I can freeze it and take it for lunch! Sounds yummy — just wish my son would eat broccoli.

  2. I make this casserole too. It is yummy! Actually it’s been a long time since I’ve made it. I think this might have to make it onto my menu plan for next week. Thanks for the reminder 🙂
    Jennifer

  3. Casseroles are love innah dish 😉 Thank you for this recipe!!

  4. I have had that casserole. I am closing my eyes just remembering how fantastic it was.

  5. Wow! This looks fantastic! I love casseroles too, so easy to prepare and all in one pan. Thanks for sharing it, definitely going on my to-make list:)

  6. This looks really yummy! I so want some now, but I don’t have all the ingredients. 🙁

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinning on pinterest. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  7. Oh my…this looks so yummy…going to try it for sure!

  8. All of your dishes look delectable, I can almost taste this broccoli dish, also thank you so much for your lovely comment,
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  9. Yum – This dish looks delicious!

  10. This casserole has to be good!

  11. Hi Erin,
    Your little one is adorable! I need to get that cookbook, that looks like a great recipe. We would really enjoy that dish. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Sounds really good! I may have to try it, except without the rice since we are watching our carbs.

  13. Delish!!! Thank you!

  14. We make something very similar and it is my favorite comfort food =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)

  15. We make something very similar, without the rice. Aren’t they nice to freeze? Thanks so much for linking to Must Try Monday! It was great to have you!

  16. Very delicious casserole! YUMMY! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your recipes! -The Sisters

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  18. That looks really great! 🙂

    Stopping by from Must Try Mondays

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  20. Oh WOW! I so needed this earlier for dinner! I had everything on hand. but I guess I will just have to make it another day. Sure beats what I cooked tonight! Thanks!

  21. I made this for dinner tonight and my boyfriend and I loved it!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  22. Love this! I add extra lemon though.

  23. Absolutely amazing!
    Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great!
    Thanks so much! 🙂
    Can’t wait to freeze some and eat it again!