Perfect recipe for using up leftover chicken and rice. No cream of anything soup required! Using simplified bechamel and tarragon, this casserole isn't quite run of the mill.

15 mins
27 mins
42 mins
Max Servings:



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 3-quart casserole dish.

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix in flour and tarragon; cook for about 1 minute. Pour in 1 cup chicken broth and heavy cream gradually; stir continuously until smooth and thick, 6 to 8 minutes. Mix chicken breast, salt, and white pepper into sauce.

  • Fill casserole dish with cooked rice. Spread broccoli on top. Pour remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth and sauce over broccoli. Sprinkle cashews evenly on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Milk may be substituted for heavy whipping cream.

Nutrition Facts

300.1 calories; 13.64 g protein; 18.49 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g dietary-fiber; 0.92 g sugars; 19.32 g fat; 8.81 g saturated-fat; 64.11 mg cholesterol; 526.85 IU vitamin-a-iu; 6.4 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.19 mg vitamin-b6; 10.38 mg vitamin-c; 44.78 mcg folate; 38.75 mg calcium; 1.84 mg iron; 46.62 mg magnesium; 208.58 mg potassium; 282.51 mg sodium; 0.13 mg thiamin; 173.91 calories-from-fat; 24 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 57 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 18 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 26 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat

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5 31 18... No major changes. Regular rice not jasmine. After tasting sauce added 1/8t nutmeg & garlic powder. 'Think it could've used less rice & sauce - or more chicken. My tarragon was very old verrrry. I still used a T & I'm thinking a fresh T would be too much; but what do I know?! Heavy whipping cream sure gives a rich flavor. This to me uh pretty bland. 'Not that it was bad just needs some help. Maybe a little sherry or white wine? Soy sauce?