Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole


This cheesy chicken broccoli casserole is sure to hit the spot when you are craving something creamy and comforting with very little prep on a busy weeknight. Eat as-is or serve over rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole

Chicken and broccoli casserole is a tried-and-true classic that has stood the test of time. This comfort food is a simple way to add a little color to your dinner without sacrificing flavor. Plus, this recipe is loaded with three types of cheese — making it a delicious indulgence you can enjoy any night of the week.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole Ingredients

You can make this chicken and broccoli casserole with cheap ingredients you may already have on hand. Here's what you'll need:

You'll need just a teaspoon of butter to grease the sides of your baking dish. If you prefer, you can use cooking spray.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts work best for this recipe.

Fresh or frozen broccoli will work well. If you're using frozen, just make sure to thaw and finely chop it first.

Canned Soup
Two cans of condensed cream of chicken soup add creaminess and flavor to this old-fashioned casserole recipe.

This aptly named casserole is super cheesy — it calls for a cup of cheddar, a cup of Parmesan, and a ½ cup of mozzarella.

Sour Cream
Sour cream lends richness and subtly tangy flavor.

Since there's already quite a bit of salt in the canned soups, this chicken and broccoli casserole is simply seasoned with just pepper. You can add more spices and seasonings to suit your taste.

How to Make Chicken Broccoli Casserole

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole:

Boil the chicken until it is no longer pink. Meanwhile, combine the rest of the ingredients (except for a ½ cup of Parmesan) in a large bowl and mix well. Drain the cooked chicken and add it to the broccoli mixture. Pour the contents of the bowl into a buttered baking dish and bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Top with the remaining Parmesan and continue baking until the cheese is melted.

How to Store Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Store your leftover chicken broccoli casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.

Can You Freeze Chicken Broccoli Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze this cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole. Allow the casserole to cool, then transfer it in individually sized portions (if you don't plan to thaw it all at once) to freezer-safe storage containers or zip-top freezer bags. Wrap with a layer of foil for extra protection against freezer burn. Freeze for up to three months and thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"We really enjoyed this recipe," says Mega3mom. "I added a bit more chicken than called for, and it was still a good balance. Just as tasty for leftovers. I would definitely make it again!"

"My husband and I loved this," according to Ellen R Foley. "I used roasted chicken rather than boiled chicken. I also think this would be great for using leftover chicken and broccoli!"

"It was really good," according to Jon Michael Richardson. "We had this over mashed potatoes with asparagus. Good, quick and simple Sunday dinner!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, or as needed

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 3 cups finely chopped broccoli

  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste


  1. Gather ingredients, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and butter the bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch dish.

    a top down view of all the ingredients to make cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole gathered in small glass bowls on a marble countertop.

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  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add chicken and continue to boil until no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes.

    a top down view of chicken boiled in water till no longer pink.

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  3. Meanwhile, combine broccoli, cream of chicken soup, Cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, sour cream, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.

    a top down view of broccoli, cream of chicken soup, Cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, sour cream, and pepper mixed well in a large bowl.

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  4. Drain chicken and add to broccoli mixture. Mix well. Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly.

    a top down view of cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole in a 9x13 dish, unbaked.

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  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Add remaining Parmesan cheese on top and continue to bake until cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

    high angle looking down at a casserole dish of cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole with a spoonful resting in the dish


Cook's Notes:

You can use thawed, frozen broccoli instead of fresh, if preferred.

You can sprinkle whatever cheese you want on top after baking for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
17g Fat
9g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 832mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 328mg 25%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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