Casseroles

Cheddar Crusted Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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This Cheddar Crusted Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is an easy and wholesome weeknight dinner that’s perfect for picky little eaters! Just in time for back-to-school season and cool fall evenings, it’s a great make-ahead option for busy days!

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2 tablespoons Horizon organic butter, divided
? cup white whole wheat flour (can substitute with all-purpose flour)
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup Horizon 1% organic low-fat milk
1 teaspoon minced garlic (or about ½ teaspoon dried garlic powder)
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked brown rice (for convenience try using a microwaveable pouch)
8 ounces (about 1 ¼ cups) cooked, diced chicken
3 cups petite broccoli florets cut into bite-sized pieces (I use a 10-ounce bag of organic frozen florets for convenience)
6 ounces (about 1 ½ cups) Horizon organic finely-shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup (about 52 grams) Horizon Cheddar Snack Crackers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add flour and stir to cook for about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
2314

Sodium
3046mg
126% DV

Fat
208g
320% DV

Protein
34g
68% DV

Carbs
49g
16% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
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Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV