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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole is made with tender chicken breasts, mushrooms, and broccoli with a creamy sauce topped with ritz cracker crumbs, cheddar cheese, and bacon.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole is made with tender chicken breasts, mushrooms, and broccoli with a creamy sauce topped with ritz cracker crumbs, cheddar cheese, and bacon. It is no-fuss easy to make dinner that my family used to eat all the time when I was a kid. It is a meal that takes just 20 minutes of active preparation time, making it ideal for a busy night.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 10.5 ounce cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 5 ounces of Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 1/2 pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 large head of Broccoli
  • 8 ounces of sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 cup of Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 sleeve of Ritz Crackers
  • 2 slices of Bacon
  • Serve with Rice Pilaf

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan, whisk the cream of mushroom soup, milk, mayonnaise, yogurt, garlic powder, thyme, and paprika together. Bring to a slow and steady bubble, and keep warm while you prepare the other ingredients for the casserole.
  3. I like to cut the chicken breasts in half so that they fit into the pan a bit more easily. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and brown both sides.
  4. While the chicken is browning, slice the broccoli into florets and place in a casserole dish. Add the mushrooms.
  5. Once the chicken has browned, place it in the casserole dish with the broccoli or chicken. Pour the sauce over the top.
  6. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top. Then crush the crackers and sprinkle them over the top. Lastly, chop the bacon and add it over the crackers.
  7. Cover the casserole and bake for 40 minutes, then uncover and bake for and additional 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I think that this Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole is even better the next day, the chicken becomes super tender as it sits in the sauce. I make a point to make a big batch so that I can have leftovers.