Easy Chicken Broccoli Bake

Posted by on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

chicken broccoli bake

Here’s a tasty recipe for the hurried cook made with canned chicken breast, and bagged broccoli.  Add some cream of chicken soup, shredded cheddar, and a buttery cracker crumb topping and dinner is prepared in a snap!  And this casserole is perfect for these chilly fall evenings.  Too bad we didn’t have any leftovers when I made this.

  • 2 12 oz cans chicken breast – drained and flaked
  • 1 bag fresh broccoli florets – stems removed and cut into small bite sized pieces
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (optional, but the kids here like it)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tube (about 2 cups) crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1 stick butter – melted

Place cut broccoli in a microwave safe dish and microwave 2-3 minutes or until broccoli is slightly tender.  Drain any liquid.  Transfer broccoli to a buttered 2 quart casserole dish or buttered 10″ iron skillet.  Next mix the canned chicken, cheese, cream of chicken soup, and spices together in a large bowl.  Pour mixture over broccoli.  Then in a medium sized bowl, mix the cracker crumbs with the melted butter.  Top the broccoli and chicken mixture with the buttered crumbs.  Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven 20-30 minutes  or until topping is golden brown.  Serve while casserole is warm.

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6 Responses to “Easy Chicken Broccoli Bake”

  1. Janaon 28 Sep 2011 at 8:44 am 1


  2. Amandaon 28 Sep 2011 at 11:30 am 2

    This looks delicious! Do you know how much chicken breast to use if I want to use leftovers instead of the cans?


  3. Taraon 28 Sep 2011 at 12:28 pm 3

    Amanda, I would estimate approximately 3 cups of chopped chicken breast. I used 24oz of chicken which is about 3 cups I think. But you could add a little more or less to suit your preference. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Carolinaheartstringson 28 Sep 2011 at 6:51 pm 4

    I am making that this weekend. I cannot wait it looks fantastic-tammie

  5. Susanon 16 Oct 2011 at 3:18 pm 5

    I made this and used french friend onions instead of the ritz crackers.
    It was wonderful. My granddaughter thought it taked like Chinese.

  6. Taraon 18 Oct 2011 at 8:47 pm 6

    Oh I bet those French onions were terrific on top!