Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Casserole


Tender chicken, broccoli, and cheese in a casserole equals super comfort food, but you don't mind because it has broccoli, right? My grandmother passed this recipe down, and it's a family favorite ever since! I typically serve this over rice, but it is just as good by itself.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 2-quart casserole

This chicken broccoli casserole recipe is the perfect no-fuss, weeknight dinner for everyone at your table. 

Chicken Broccoli Casserole Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this crowd-pleasing chicken broccoli casserole recipe: 

  • Chicken: Start with three cups of cooked chicken (this is a great opportunity to use up leftover rotisserie chicken). 
  • Broccoli: Of course, you’ll need cooked broccoli! 
  • Soup: You’ll need two cans of condensed cream of chicken soup. 
  • Sour cream: Sour cream lends richness, creaminess, and subtle tanginess. 
  • Pepper: This chicken, broccoli, and cheese casserole is seasoned with a pinch of black pepper. 
  • Cheese: Shredded Cheddar cheese takes the creaminess up a notch. 
  • Buttery and bread crumbs: The crunchy topping is a simple mixture of butter and bread crumbs. 

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 chicken, broccoli, and cheese casserole: 

  1. Combine the chicken, broccoli, soup, sour cream, pepper, and half of the cheese in a prepared baking pan. 
  2. Mix the butter and bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the casserole. 
  3. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and 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 chicken, broccoli, and cheese casserole for up to three months. 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. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“This is really, really good,” according to Lori Finnila. “I used homemade bread crumbs and homemade cream of chicken soup that I think added to this wonderful recipe.”

“We loved it,” says Starr LaPradd. “I didn’t have bread crumbs, so I crushed up Ritz Crackers instead. Also used canned chunk white chicken because I had it on hand. Will be making this again!!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken

  • 2 cups cooked chopped broccoli

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

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs

  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine chicken, broccoli, condensed soup, sour cream, and pepper in a bowl. Mix in 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish and top with remaining Cheddar cheese.

  3. Combine bread crumbs and butter in a bowl. Sprinkle over casserole.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and cheese is melted, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

474 Calories
30g Fat
22g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 944mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 335mg 26%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 280mg 6%

* 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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